View Full Version : Northbridge and Heatsink Sizing

22-11-2006, 12:39 AM
Are northbridge chipsets and their heatsink mounting holes usually of similar dimensions?

My motherboard only has a passive heatsink and its getting rediculously hot and I have been looking at a northbridge heatsink+fan replacement.

22-11-2006, 03:07 AM
screw a fan onto it ?

22-11-2006, 08:00 AM
What you should find is that quite a few of the Northbridge coolers have adjustable pins so if the chipset pin holes are larger, you can adjust them.

Pete O'Neil
22-11-2006, 04:22 PM
Lots of after-market chipset coolers have compatibility lists on the manufacturers website.

22-11-2006, 04:55 PM
before doing anything check your case cooling. absolutly pointless trying to cool with hot air.