The biggest problem, as most with an ABIT IC7 or variant know, is the 4 hooks used to hold down the NB cooling. This leaves very littel options. After ALOT of research and forum reading...almost went blind. I had the following list of compatable Heat Sinks:
Thermaltake Tiger 1
http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/ ... right/nb1/
To remove all noise the zalman passive is the obvious option.Given the the 32J comes with thermal adheisive it seems to be the best choise.
There was one very critical problem, i have a blue cold cathode...and yellow simply would not do.... hahahah. Oh and i wasnt keen to glue the thing on.
I was now faced with trying to attach the NICE BLUE HS to my ABIT with those damn hook attachments.
BACK TO THE FORUM SEARCH... from this i had 3 options
1) steal my brothers wire mount of his ABIT IC7MAX3.... or even purchase some music wire and bend it up to forma leaf sprine type attachement between the 2 diagonally oposite hooks.
2) cut up the ring mount. Remove the ring and use 2 pieces of dowel (or i even read about some dude useing knitting needles) under the remaing spring parts.
3) Remove the 3 prings from each corner of the ZM-NB47J so that it will fit under the entire current ring mount.
I decided on 3)
Though my plan of hacksaw and dremel fell short of a quality solution... The hacksaw worked well in removing the 9. Though once i started with the dremel it became quickly apparent that there was no way i as getting a flat surface. Meaning that weight disribution would be all off, eg placing undue pressure on areas of the NC CHIP.
i used a milling machine to get it super flat (my fathers factory has one).
Granted not everyone has a milling machine handy.... but im sure a metal file would do a similar job. I jsut saw the machine and figured...hmmm....more power... hahah
here are the pics i worked of for the idea...sorry i cant find the pic of the dowel idea.
http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.ph ... =NB47J+ic7
http://forums.overclockers.co.nz/showth ... orthbridge