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Can I put a heatsink here?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by phoeneous, 14 Jan 2005.

  1. phoeneous

    phoeneous New Member

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    This is a pic of a Gigabyte 7N400-L. I was thining of putting a heatsink on the nforce2 chipset.

    1. Is it a stupid idea?
    2. How does the heatsink stay on without screws.
    3. Where can I buy small heatsinks to fit that chipset size?

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  2. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    That is called a south bridge, and yes, you can install a heatsink; you just need to use either thermal tape or a composite bonding compound good for heat transfer :thumb:
     
  3. biff

    biff New Member

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    Just to add to this... Be aware what you buy doesnt interfere with your vid card... it looks pretty close.
     
  4. scotty6435

    scotty6435 New Member

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    If you can find a low profile heatsink (approx 5mm) you'll be fine. My southbridge is crossed by my AGP card but there is clearance if you're careful. Make sure to use something non-conductive to attach as if it touches those legs it could pop your mobo.
     
  5. phoeneous

    phoeneous New Member

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    Ill keep my eye on it. thx guys!
     
  6. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    You can just fix it on with superglue, or use a few dots of superglue in the corners and some thermal paste in the center :thumb:
     
  7. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    just use " Arctic Silver Thermal Epoxy (7g) (OA-001-AC) "

    DO the job fine.

    - S
     
  8. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Indeed it will hold it on v well but you dont stand a chance of getting it back off again if you use that stuff. We used to mix it 50:50 with normal arctic silver paste which helped a bit but nowhere near as easy as the superglue method.
     
  9. mime genocide

    mime genocide New Member

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    find a old 486 or a tnt2, they should have a heat sink the right size.
     
  10. biff

    biff New Member

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    So using this method, you're saying you can get it back off without too much trouble?
     
  11. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Yeh they come back off pretty easy, The more glue you put on the harder it gets to get it off again but usaly a good pull or a light lever with a screwdriver gets it off. Ive use that method 100s of times and never broken anything getting one back off.

    slater..
     
  12. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    3M Thermal Transfer tape would be a good start

    3M products are world renowned for their quality.

    This link will help you with everything you need to know click HERE

    I would avaoid the superglue and screw driver method because you would totally invalidate your warranty if something goes wrong. You can cover your traces with the thermal tape method.

    Good Luck
     
  13. scotty6435

    scotty6435 New Member

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    Apparently the AS two part epoxy combined with 25% AS5 makes it pretty easy to remove and excellent thermal transfer!
     

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