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Install Vantec Iceberq4 to replace nF4 chipset HSF

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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?)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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)

 

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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!

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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!

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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?

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