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Gigabyte and Northbridge Heatsinks

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February 4, 2013 1:34:51 PM

Does anyone else have an issue with the northbridge heatsinks? I was installing my CPU cooler and I touched the heatsink for the northbridge and it doesnt seem to be on their very well. It wobbles and it doesn't seem to have great contact with the northbridge.

Should I remove it, re apply thermal paste, then put it back on?

and if thats correct, what type of thermal paste should someone use?

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a b V Motherboard
February 4, 2013 1:42:09 PM

i think you are talking about voltage regulator heatsinks around your socket...intel nothbridge is integrated into the cpu...dont worry about the wobbly heatsinks on the voltage regulators...dont move them...
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February 4, 2013 3:37:17 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention its a AM3+ board. If its the voltage regulator still, ill leave it alone.

I just wanted to get anothers opinion before I start removing or modding

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February 4, 2013 3:56:25 PM

I usually attach 40mm fans to mine. they do get hot. the reason for the wobble is it's a big heat sink on a very small chip and there's nothing to keep the ends from "dipping".
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