Zalman chipset cooler: Worth a try?

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Zalman chipset cooler: Worth a try?

Post by Jordan » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:44 pm

I've found a fairly cheap chipset cooler by Zalman which i'm thinking might work better than a butchered CPU heatsink for cooling the BX.
Here's the info:
Zalman ZM-NB47J Northbridge Chipset Heatsink Kit

1. ZM-NB47J does not require a fan, and thus does not need to be powered and does not create noise or vibration.

2. The Northbridge chipset can be cooled down to an optimal temperature without generation of noise.

Thas text was copied off, the place where i'd buy it from.

It looks worth a try, even if it doesn't work i can put it on another PC.
Also there is a 30$ heatpipe cooler i might consider as well.

Any thoughts?
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Post by Dave Rave » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:06 pm

it would fit, with the adjustable arms.

fan forced would be better than passive .....
but an in fan on the front and 1 or 2 fans on the back should be good.

with all the fins, it has to be an improvement.
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Post by purrkur » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:44 pm

I have one and and I have used for the BX. I have even posted pictures around here somewhere with the cooler featured.

It works good. I replaced it with a regular greenie and a fan to see if it would make a difference and it didn't.
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Post by Jordan » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:18 pm

Cool! After looking around the forums i see a few people have it.

After a bit of tweaking the overclock, thanks all who suggested that, i have now acheived stability and speed!
I droped the FSB to 95 MHz, making the new CPU clock 570 MHZ. Although its underclocking the PCI, it's running just fine! I'm finally able to play marathon sessions of Quake 3 YAY!
This also means i don't have to buy any new heatsinks. Thanks all!
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Post by jaybird » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:50 pm

Must say after all this time and posted emails people who want to gain stability for overclocked BP6 ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION!

That said, please take it from someone who has MANY years with this board and overclocking, yes, grennie+Arctic Silver is better, greenie+Arctic Silver and fan is even better, but, the best is a small Peltier, Arctic Silver and a fan on the "greenie" PERIOD!

Results, dual 366's stable @ 572, enough said.

What more can I say?

Regards and good luck!


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