DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-09
Re: New project machines on order.
:Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
:> Matthew Dillon wrote:
:>> I decided to try out the 'ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe' MB.
:> Those mainboards perform very well and are generally stable. The only
:> problem with them is the chipset fan. It runs at ~8000rpm and the
:> bearings stop working after a month or so (in all the cases I've seen).
:> You should really keep an eye on that fan. If it starts to fubar, just
:> replace it with some kind of 3rd-party heatsink and fan.
:Yes, I have immediately replaced the chip HSF with a passive Zalman unit
:(NB47J) upon recieving that board for a pc for my sister. Those Zalman
:heatsinks are cheap, do their job well and are easy to fit. Just
:remember to turn the HSF when removing it, instead of pull (after you've
:detached the pushpins ofcourse), or you might end up with a nForce4 chip
:in your hands due to the adhesive power of the heat transfer paste.
: -- Thomas E. Spanjaard
I'll do it ASAP. It's really silly to need a fan on the
northbridge anyway :-)