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Re: New project machines on order.

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 09:17:55 -0700 (PDT)

: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 :-)

					Matthew Dillon 

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