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#13 Angry_Games

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:21 PM

Nah, can't be taboo. DFI Street actually has a How-To guide, I think, for doing this. This was on the S939 boards, but it should be identical.

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it is an NF4 chipset on the Ultra-II AM2 after all... ;)
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#14 ikjadoon

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:51 PM

it is an NF4 chipset on the Ultra-II AM2 after all... ;)


Yup and I am extremely happy that DFI has done this. It makes a great overclocking AM2 motherboard at a great price. I recommend this board for anyone needing a cheap AM2 rig: DFI FTW!

Oh yeah, I found that link if you're still looking: SLi Mod Guide

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:26 AM

I don't need it in SLI. I just want to put the card in PCI X slot 3 for cooling purposes as well due to my large HSF is very close to my graphics card which is the hottest thing in my case. I just want to know if I just have to put the card in that slot and it is automatically 8x, or if i have to do something with some jumpers.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:00 AM

Move the big bank of jumpers that is between the two slots, dont worry there are not as many as it looks ( joined together in blocks ). No cutting or soldering required.

And it works at 8x.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:32 AM

I will give it a go. It looks intimidating though. Have never done that before.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:37 AM

Here is a pic of my system. Do you think it will even help moving my video card down? I can feel heat coming off of it and right above it is my HSF. Is moving it an overkill? I guess the only way to find out is by trial and error.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 07:50 PM

Hey, your rig looks pretty neat and nice, just slap a better hsf for the NF4 chipset, and some heatsinks for those heat producing mosfets, that would help a lot in reducing system temp IMHO.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:47 AM

u move it further down 2nd slot, IMHO VGA hsf will have less air to breathe.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 07:22 AM

Temps seem about the same on mine, well lower because winter is setting in now.
But that wasn't the reason I moved it, was more for access.


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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:03 AM

i was thinking of modding my case side panel and adding another 80mm fan under where the other one is to get some airflow to my video card. but yeah, i was planning on going with either the evercool cooler, or thermalright hr-05 sli cooler. one is more expensive than the other so i am still in debate.

SpursIndonesia@ I didn't know you could put heatsinks on the mosfets. Dumb question, which ones are the mosfets. I have always been a little confused by that. Could someone please clarify. What kind of heatsinks/where could I get them for the mosfets?

Here is the only pic of the case that I have. You can see where the 80mm fan is on the side where I want to put one underneath. I also want to add an exhaust fan on the top (80mm).

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