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 Post subject: Which Northbridge heatsink for MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:00 am 
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Hi

I've got a MSI motherboard (Neo4 Platinum SLI) with a loud Northbridge fan (stock). though of getting a Zalman NB heatsink, but I doubt it will fit (too high).

Does anyone know of any good Northbridge heatsinks that allow for a SLI configuration?

I found this post on the forum, but it seems to involve cutting away a part of the heatsink and I'm not sure about how much tinkering one needs to do to get it to fit:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=19333

Any info on existing any good and "SLI friendly" NB heatsinks would be much appreciated as well as input on possible mods (the above post included) would be much appreciated.

Thank's in advance

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:12 pm 
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yeah I think I am looking too.

abit is coming out with a heatpipe solution...May or Later.

the other option is to mod an old alpha heatsink like you posted but that will be a bit of work.

finally can you 7 or 5volt the chipset fan to lower noise?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:04 am 
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Thank's for your reply el_

I don't think I can change the volts of the chipset, have to look into that.

The Abit solution sounds interesting, is it designed to work on SLI mobos?

Found this btw:

http://www.revoltec.de/english/produkte/rs005.htm

It looks like it might be low enough to fit under the second graphics card, but I'm wondering about it's cooling abilities. Seems to me like it's focused on rad design rather than functionality.

Anyone know anything about this Revoltec heatsink?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:13 am 
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If we can get a mangled NB47J under the VGA on a DFI nF4, I can't see how any other board could present any more of a clearance problem. Search for "mangled NB47J" and you should find pics.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:32 am 
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Thank's Lee...I did what you said and it was helpful. Looks like I'll go for the "modded" Nb47J unless I find a better option. Thank's again.

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