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Old 08-12-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Chipset Cooling

I am thinking of cooling my chipset, but i dont want to get a new HSF, and was thinking of just putting a fan on top.
but my question is, to make the chipset run cooler, do i cool the northbridge or southbridge or both.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:55 PM   #2
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You can cool both but the northbridge is the one that usually gets hot, the southbridge doesnt get hot much.

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Old 08-12-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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The southbridge can get hot, especially when there is a lot of I/O data, and as you're running an AMD platform, the SB will be almost as important as the NB. While the system is running under load, touch the heatsinks of both, stick a fan on whichever is hotter.
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