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Tired of noisy chipset fan? DFI nF4 solution (modem warning!)


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#1 GXP345

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 09:26 PM

Forget all about the much hyped Swiftech MCX159A... The HeatSLinkâ„¢ XLE is here!! ;)

XLE = eXtremly Limited Edition

Yes It`s the "SLi ready", noisless(0db) and "+350HTT certified" HeatSLinkâ„¢
The only downside is the limited production..as only two units exists and they both are built and owned by me.. :sweat:

It`s many times more powerful than the regular Zalman, and you can
use ANY vga-card in SLI-mode without it getting in the way of chipsetcooler..
You can also overclock the chipset very hard ([email protected],7V) w/o the need of a fan blowing on it.
The cooler should manage to keep the chipset under 50deg.C in a normaly cooled case at this speed and voltage.

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#2 cpuz

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 06:06 PM

hey, nice job, gxp! I've seen some others w/ something similar. what are your temps w/ this idle and load?

PS: Thanks for posting the pics!

#3 ViperJohn

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:37 PM

Just made this dream of a cooler from an old Alpha P3 Slot-1 heatsink..


You musta had a bad chipset fan. I have mine running at 100% speed and can't hear it outside
of a closed case...at I am WC'ed on the CPU.

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#4 GXP345

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 12:24 AM

With a standard miditower closed (only PSU fan on) i get aprox. 40degrees idle and 46degrees with Prime95 running fully for several hours.

ViperJohn:
Yes, the chipset cooler fan on DFI nF4 does not create a great deal of noise, but if i can drop a fan i`ll do it if possible, these chipset fan`s tend to wear out pretty quick, and after a while they tend to make some noise

hey, nice job, gxp! I've seen some others w/ something similar. what are your temps w/ this idle and load?

PS: Thanks for posting the pics!



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Posted 05 March 2005 - 03:26 PM

these chipset fan`s tend to wear out pretty quick, and after a while they tend to make some noise


these magnetic-driven chipset fans are supposed to outlast a normal ball-bearing fan. Mine is super quiet inside the case also.
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#6 ViperJohn

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 06:04 PM

With a standard miditower closed (only PSU fan on) i get aprox. 40degrees idle and 46degrees with Prime95 running fully for several hours.

ViperJohn:
Yes, the chipset cooler fan on DFI nF4 does not create a great deal of noise, but if i can drop a fan i`ll do it if possible, these chipset fan`s tend to wear out pretty quick, and after a while they tend to make some noise


Sleeve bearing fans yes but ball bearing fans have a MLBF in excess of 30,000 hours.

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#7 ViperJohn

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 06:05 PM

Mine is super quiet inside the case also.


Same here and I have mine pretty well locked up at 100% speed too.

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#8 GXP345

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 12:28 AM

If you had the chance to remove a fan with out loosing performance would`t you do it? ;)

My system is running super quiet, the only case fan I use is the 120mm in the PSU.
The Zalman on the CPU is also very quiet only leaving me with the stock GPU fan, but this will soon be replaced with a passively cooled solution..

A total of two 120mm fan`s running at very low speed *nice*

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:22 AM

Nice work regardless, what is the threaded fitting / mount on the back of your case? Did it come with that?

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:29 AM

excellent work !

#11 GXP345

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 06:38 AM

Nice work regardless, what is the threaded fitting / mount on the back of your case? Did it come with that?


Sorry, but my english isn`t very good, could you plz explain the question in a different manner? Thanx

Edit:
I think I got it.. thats an air intake! It`s intended to use with a hose to the CPU cooler

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 01:51 PM

ppl are goin crazy , first they want an active solution to cool the chipset , then they complain of the noise and make passive coolers. i dont know what your experiences are with that fan but the only fan i hear is the 120x38 @ max RPM on my Rad. : 0