Chipset cooler for GA-K8NXP-9?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by weiran, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. weiran

    weiran Master Guru

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    Hi,

    I just recently got a GA-K8NXP-9 motherboard, and the chipset fan is incredibly annoying on it. I know that it is the only component making any audible noise on it, because I have a Zalman 7700 Cu cooler running on 5V mode, a 400W Akasa PSU with a 120mm fan, and a Zalman fanless heatsink on my graphics card.

    The problem is, the chip is placed below the 16x PCI-E slot, meaning I can't use any of the normal Zalman fan-less heatsinks, which are far too tall. Is there any solution for this? Is it safe just to put a short heatsink on it? I see that the SLI edition of this motherboard doesn't have a cooler on the chipset.

    Thanks.
     

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