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I was told by a couple folks that they had good temperature decreases on their norhtbridge by removing the little fan, cleaning, and then reseating it with a good thermal interface like ArcticSilver 5...

 

Can anyone confirm?...I happen to have some AS5 around... ;)

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Well I just did this myself, but applying the AS5 to it is much more tricky than than applying it to a CPU. Follow the instructions exactly here:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_...tions_small.htm

I also removed that little metal plate from the heatsink as it was constricting airflow and blocking the fins. I donno why DFI put that on there. So far I have not noticed much of a drop in temps, but keep in mind, I just did this today, and AS5 has a break-in period of 200 hours.

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Hi, try a few threads in the modifications section of the forum.

 

If you see nf4 chipset hot/mod/replace or whatever in it its probably chock full of what you are looking for.

 

I used those threads and the guide as linked above and have done it twice and have seen nice temp results both times.

 

If you do it, leave the foam pad on as it protects the edges of the chipset from being cracked. *(and that is bad.)

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Well I just did this myself, but applying the AS5 to it is much more tricky than than applying it to a CPU. Follow the instructions exactly here:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_...tions_small.htm

I also removed that little metal plate from the heatsink as it was constricting airflow and blocking the fins. I donno why DFI put that on there. So far I have not noticed much of a drop in temps, but keep in mind, I just did this today, and AS5 has a break-in period of 200 hours.

 

Right...let me know how things are after the AS5 cures.... :)

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If you do it, leave the foam pad on as it protects the edges of the chipset from being cracked. *(and that is bad.)
I removed the foam pad... Should I worry? The heatsink is not touching the green part at all, just the core.

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I removed the foam pad... Should I worry? The heatsink is not touching the green part at all, just the core.

 

I have built one with and one without the foam strip and both are chugging along just fine. The one without for a month or two now.

 

I have seen one or two threads here where someone cracked the chipset & ruined the mobo with an overtourqe or angled installation.

 

Just do not Rock it or apply lots of pressure to one edge if you put any pressue on it

Cause you might crack the edges.

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dun u tink tt the fan is kind of loose? how did u ppl apply the AS5? I tried using Arctic MX-1 and applied a very thin layer. The temp was way higher than before, 60+.. i suspect that the heatsink wasn't fully in contact with the chipset.

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