Summary: I added a 40mm fan on top of this sucker. Used some simple deck screws to screw down through the fins of the HS. Got a cheap active on NB and I've managed to push my NB another 200hz higher because of it!
Pros: Looks nice, quality
Cons: Not as big as I thought. Maybe teh same amount of material as alot of other NB HS's, but for me, much more was involved in the cooling fins, and I believe that made the difference. Push pins were tiny, my GA-MA770 ud3p has HUGE NB pins, I had to work out an 11th hour solution using four zip ties:...
Summary: If you're not at least somewhat handy with tools or don't have the patience to do this right, I recommend getting someone more tech savvy to do it or not doing it at all.
Pros: Lowered Northbridge temps on my Gigabyte G41-M Combo drastically. Nice fit, even with a Zalman CPU cooler right above it. Cool blue color, matches my blue LED scheme in my case.
Cons: Had to use original push pins from old Northbridge heat sink because supplied ones were too small in diameter to snap into my motherboard (Gigabyte G41-M Combo). Had to drill out holes in links to make the old push pins fit. getting links to line up properly before tightening links screws a somew...
Summary: those of you who have limited MB space should consider something shorter. It had some trouble fitting beside the CPU cooler and SLI cards. But with a little patience and know how, it'll work on anything... almost.
Pros: Amazing little gizmo. impressed with the installation. all in all, good buy.
Cons: its pretty big and doesn't have a fan on it, but i bought a 20mm and fastened it in between the fins. Works good now.
Summary: Finally the fan on my ASUS A8N-Duluxe gave up. I researched around for the best fix and this is what almost everyone is using. It fits perfectly on the mounting holes. No issues installing it around my EVGA 7600GT V-card.
Pros: Silent and ease of installation. Package comes with a thermal compound.
Cons: Huge in size. It might not fit if using tow video cards. Made of aluminum. If I can go back, I'll order the ZM – 32K instead. It's the same size just smaller in height so there's no issues with your video card.
Pros: Silent of course, cool to the touch when pc has been on for several hours.
Cons: The heatsink sits crooked because the holes on my mobo are either spread out too much, or something. My BFG 7600gt (single stock cooler) collides with the heatsink. There is no space between two capacitors on the card meeting the heatsink. I'm afraid that a bigger graphics card will knock over th...