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bob_doe_nz
13-10-2004, 11:28 AM
does anyone know of a decent northbridge chipset fan and / or heatsink to replace the one on my Gigabyte GA-7n400 Pro2 ??

currently the one ive got is making real jammy noises and its less than a year old

Pete O\'Neil
13-10-2004, 11:49 AM
If you want a passive cooler the Zalman ZM-NB47J is one of the best, just make sure it will fit your motherboard. I know from experience that if you have a Thermalright SLK-800 or bigger it wont fit.

If you want an active cooler you could consider the Thermaltake Extreme Spirt NB cooler or the Coolmaster Blue Ice chipset cooler. You'll also need to check the clearance on the Thermaltake cooler as its quite high.

PaulD
13-10-2004, 12:36 PM
It's easy to cut a few fins on the Zalman to give clearance if you have a big CPU heatsink. Silly little fans never last.

alphazulusixeightniner
13-10-2004, 03:52 PM
Another vote for the Zalman. Just buy it off Ascent for $23~

Davesdad
13-10-2004, 04:39 PM
The 40mm Evercool fan from Ascent attaches to the existing heatsink. Only $11.62
http://www.ascent.co.nz/mn-product-spec.asp?pid=120158

bob_doe_nz
13-10-2004, 05:54 PM
I think i saw the Zalman at Aquila for about $7 + GST but theyre not in Auck and i dont have a Credit card so bummer for me