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Leatherneck
09-11-06, 03:04 PM
I don't trust the cooler on my ASUS board. A8N5X socket 939 NForce4. I usually buy parts from Newegg, but they don't have many.

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/13-131-569-02.jpg

YARDofSTUF
09-11-06, 03:59 PM
That depends on how much room you have with you cards in there.

Most of the good ones that I've liked in the past are too big and would interfere with modern video cards.

Mines a cheapy like that too, only oval.

Sava700
09-11-06, 04:23 PM
most ASUS boards don't have a fan setup for a cooler.. mine has a heat pipe.. look around for one of those to mount over it and run along the board.

YARDofSTUF
09-11-06, 04:35 PM
most ASUS boards don't have a fan setup for a cooler.. mine has a heat pipe.. look around for one of those to mount over it and run along the board.


To do that he'd have to measure to make sure the pipe is the right length and that it'll cover the mosfets,a dn he'll have to remove the heatsink on the mosfets of the motherboard. I dont think one of those are a good solution for a board that doesnt run them normally.

Leatherneck
09-11-06, 07:32 PM
I'm looking at this Zalman, but will use Arctic silver instead of the stock stuff it comes with. I hear they are a bit hard to install, so maybe even arctic silver adhesive instead of the mount system. I'd like passive cooling if possible.

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/specHR/images/BA30052c.jpg

YARDofSTUF
09-11-06, 08:14 PM
Just test it first to make sure that will fit around your cards in the slots by it, if so I say go for the adhesive I always do that on 3rd party coolers cuz those pop screw things suck.