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DFI "expert" chipset cooling.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by matt100, 21 Jan 2006.

  1. matt100


    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 12,127

    Location: Surrey

    I think I'm going to take the xpert plunge but active cooling just won't do.. can anyone confirm the zalman passive NB cooler is up to the job or even better suggest a decent 1/2" ID waterblock?
  2. RogueElite1


    Joined: 17 Dec 2005

    Posts: 9

    The Zalman northbridge definately works.

    Do a search for my username and you'll see some posts on what i did to my Nforce 4 ultra chipset and the zalman heatsink. :)

    I've been running it like is for month n bit now with no problems.

    I've heard that the Northbridge chipset can take quite a bit of heat to before getting damaged.
  3. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,058

    Location: Shropshire

    many people use the zalman passive and say it works very well although it all depends on the amount of air movement in your case
  4. welshtom


    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,463

    Location: Pencoed

    lunaforce l4e

    google it. or i'll give you a linky on msn

  5. Minstadave


    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 26,650

    Location: Rutland

    The zalman will be more than upto the job, I have one on my Ultra-D and it gives great temps (better than the stock cooler by 10-15 degrees easy).
  6. 4Qman


    Joined: 3 Dec 2005

    Posts: 908

    Location: UK

    Im using the Mazie 4 1/2 Chipset block on the Expert boad matt. Never hits above 32oC mate. wicked. there is a link to pics in the Expert Motherboard section mate.