Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Install Vantec Iceberq4 to replace nF4 chipset HSF


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 zungkono

zungkono

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 100 posts

Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:54 AM

dear friend, I need help, what is the use of the foam under stock HSF? is it for insulator between HSF and component under it? I want to replace stock HSF with Vantec Iceberq but I am not sure about component under HSF, I dare if it can cause short circuit between mobo's component(is the HSF higher enough from mobo's component under it if I don't use the foam?)

#2 Guest_edge130_*

Guest_edge130_*
  • Guests

Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:40 AM

I think its purpose is a shim. It just lessens the chances of physical damage to the chip corners when installing the HSF.

If you are concerned about this, why not try to carefully remove the shim and reuse it.

#3 loc.o

loc.o

    Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 863 posts

Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:51 AM

I wouldnt replace it, just some AS5 on the chip will do. See the stock hsf mod tread, its not put back in that one either.

#4 JohnL

JohnL

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 257 posts

Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:30 AM

I personally did this mod and didnt use the foam. Its not needed, just be careful putting it on as usual.

You will need to modify the iceberq4 a little, drill new holes and grind down one side to clear a component, but it works well after that.

#5 zungkono

zungkono

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 100 posts

Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:28 AM

I personally did this mod and didnt use the foam. Its not needed, just be careful putting it on as usual.

You will need to modify the iceberq4 a little, drill new holes and grind down one side to clear a component, but it works well after that.


I have finished installing vantec iceberq4, I only drilled one new hole and I put foam from stock DFI's HSF on it. It help HSF steady.

#6 JohnL

JohnL

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 257 posts

Posted 10 October 2005 - 04:04 PM

really? I guess it was the way I have mine oriented, but I had to take out a small chunk for it to fit good... I'm down to 43 idle so far, its still dropping with AS5 curing up, hows your temps now?

#7 zungkono

zungkono

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 100 posts

Posted 10 October 2005 - 04:56 PM

really? I guess it was the way I have mine oriented, but I had to take out a small chunk for it to fit good... I'm down to 43 idle so far, its still dropping with AS5 curing up, hows your temps now?


after I installed it, idle 39C, I drill one hole on HSF near PCIe slot(so it's 5th hole on HSF because actually there are 4 holes)

http://img383.images...ipsetmod7ag.jpg

#8 njswift10141980

njswift10141980

    Certified Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1046 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ

Posted 12 October 2005 - 02:31 AM

Hey is there a specific model # because I was searching and found a couple of different models.


Thanks

#9 caebron

caebron

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 296 posts

Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:02 PM

after I installed it, idle 39C, I drill one hole on HSF near PCIe slot(so it's 5th hole on HSF because actually there are 4 holes)


So how does it compare in terms of cooling/noise ratio to the stock DFi sink? I'm looking to get the same HS - the DFI fan is driving me nuts!

#10 zungkono

zungkono

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 100 posts

Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:25 PM

So how does it compare in terms of cooling/noise ratio to the stock DFi sink? I'm looking to get the same HS - the DFI fan is driving me nuts!


with vantec iceberq4, it's cooler(idle-39c, full load-41c) and quiter (lower rpm)

http://img20.imagesh...edefault7yx.jpg
http://img423.images...ipset17v5wt.jpg

#11 caebron

caebron

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 296 posts

Posted 11 November 2005 - 06:43 PM

Well, I just put in a BFG Tech HS/Fan. Installation was a breeze, except that I had to bend some of the fins slightly as they interfered with some thingy :D on the board close to the chipset (top right of the chipset). The only thing is I'm not 100% sure the sink is seated correctly - it seems a bit wobbly when I press on either edge.
I'll let the AS5 burn in for a few days before I post a screenie of both idle and load temps.

ATM Everst reports 46c as chipset temp so I guess I'm fine.

Oh - and it's QUIET!

#12 framedoc

framedoc

    New Member

  • Members
  • 42 posts

Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:37 AM

I have replaced my stock chipset fan with a moded cup heatsink/fan and I reused the foam 'shim' from the DFI component. I assume this is not only to help protect the chip itself from excesive presure but also to stabilize the heatsink in relation to the chip. (ie. if the chip isn't 100% square on the mobo)

I see lots of after market coolers and wondered about how crutial this foam is. Any word from the DFI engineer?