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Pigpen
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Post by Pigpen » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:33 pm

Just got my FID board yesterday and was looking at those heatsinks, my thought was to put a NB47j next to the cpu (it seems to get the hottest) and to put the silver one where the black one is. This way they both get upgraded.
Now if I can only remember where that 47j went to.

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Post by Stacey Melissa » Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:33 am

kentc wrote:the xp-90 doesn't stretch over the nb so air has to bounce out towards it. maybe 7700 stretches over it, providing more direct airpath?
The 7700's fins just barely reach the IGP heatsink, and the fan is not directly over the IGP, but it still makes a remarkable difference nonetheless. I used to have a Zalman 7000 (again with low-speed Nexus fan mod), and even the fins on that one didn't reach over the IGP, but it still kept the IGP reasonably cool. There's just no way I would call my IGP "red hot."

I dunno, maybe the inverted mobo mounting and fresh air CPU duct on the side panel of my case make a bigger difference than I thought. That could be why I'm getting such good cooling results with so little airflow.

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Post by Bill Dunsmore » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:22 pm

Ditto to all of kentc's comments. Very satisfied with my new rig. See below
MSI K8NGM2-FID mainboard (GeForce 6150), Athlon 64 3200 @2300mHz, Katana Cu HSF, 1 gig RAM, Samsung notebook drives, ATI Theater 550 Pro, Fusion HDTV5 Lite, eVGA 7600GS, Smartpower 2, Coolermaster Centurion 5, Viewsonic VX922 LCD.

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Post by winguy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:57 am

Any idea whether a Zalman ZM-NBF47 can be fitted onto the MSI K8NGM2-FID ? If it fits, does it have to be mounted at an odd angle?

Anyway, a comparison between Thermalright HR-05 , Zalman ZM-NBF47 and ZM-NB47J here.

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Post by Stacey Melissa » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:30 am

Aftermarket NB heatsinks will not fit on the K8NGM2-FID. There are capacitors in the way. The only option is to cool it with airflow from the CPU HSF.

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Post by Bill Dunsmore » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:31 pm

The stock heatsink looks a lot like the Zalman aftermarket HS. You might just try the mainboard "as is". I don't think you will have any problems, but if you do, just rig a slow, quiet 80mm fan to blow some air across the HS.
MSI K8NGM2-FID mainboard (GeForce 6150), Athlon 64 3200 @2300mHz, Katana Cu HSF, 1 gig RAM, Samsung notebook drives, ATI Theater 550 Pro, Fusion HDTV5 Lite, eVGA 7600GS, Smartpower 2, Coolermaster Centurion 5, Viewsonic VX922 LCD.

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Post by kentc » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:19 pm

winguy - how about checking the thread before asking?
kentc wrote:
kentc wrote:i bought the zalman zm-nb47j nb cooler today, to put on the gpu. i shall report when it's done.
subjectively much cooler running. 10-20 degrees according to my finger thermometer. with the original sink i couldn't hold my fingers on it for more then a second, now i might just rest my cold feet on it in winter for comfort. :)

kind of a bad fit though, too big. had to mount it at about a 15 degree angle which looks kind of silly. square didn't fit and neither did 45 degrees.

also the thermal paste that was on the puny original wasn't very well applied, probably causing even higher temperatures to the chip then could be felt on the hetsink.

reagrds, kent.

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Post by notareal » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:19 pm

I am happy with MSI K8NGM2-FID. It's really a solid MB, just setup and forgot it. btw SpeedFan beta works fine with it.

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Post by Jasper » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:51 am

kentc wrote:winguy - how about checking the thread before asking?
That post is about a ZM-NB47J. Winguy was asking about a ZM-NBF47. Yes, it's confusing, but they are two entirely different products. The NBF is a fan-style northbridge cooler, something like a miniature 6000Al with thicker and less fins.

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Post by kentc » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:33 pm

Jasper wrote: That post is about a ZM-NB47J. Winguy was asking about a ZM-NBF47. Yes, it's confusing, but they are two entirely different products. The NBF is a fan-style northbridge cooler, something like a miniature 6000Al with thicker and less fins.
then i'm sorry, my bad!

/me ashamed

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Post by Modmaven » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:27 am

I have the ASUS A8N-VM CSM, and have had no problems USB or otherwise from the get-go. Hmm. Just lucky I guess. I currently have a Zalman 7000 series on the CPU, and it fits fine with all RAM slots full.
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any system power consumption numbers?

Post by kmori » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:42 pm

Just wondering if anyone who has a GeForce 6150 setup have any system power usage numbers? I'm looking for a low power setup and wondering what the idle power numbers are like.

Thanks!

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