Excerpt: I was honestly shocked at how considerably of a distinction this produced! My mobo came with a passive northbridge heatsink which ran quite hot. My northbridge was running around 58c at idle. I upgraded to the Zalman and my idle temp dropped to 50c. I really did not count on this massive of a difference. If your mobo has a smaller passive heatsink and is operating hot I'd extremely advocate you give this a attempt, specially taking into consideration the price.
Excerpt: * Low-cost (Price not Construct Good quality)* Effortless to Set up* Excellent Cooling* Fanless * None This heatsink paired with some Artic Silver 5 dropped temperatures on my Northbridge by ten degrees C. The fan on my stock northbridge was beginning to grow to be flaky and the bearings have been shot. Obtaining a fanless solution for this affordable and one that performs this properly is nothing at all brief of awesome.
Excerpt: How does this piece of metal make such a distinction than my stock heat sink. I have an MSI K9N SLI Platinum. With the stock heat sink it was running about 120F all the time. When I replaced it with this bad boy temperaturs dropped to a tiny beneath 90F. Stays on extremely effectively. Setting this thing was a discomfort but the results were worth it.
Excerpt: Northbridge fan went out on a motherboard. This was extremely simple to set up and dissipates the heat extremely well. None The fins are relatively tall, which got in the way of my video card. But it's not a huge deal as the fins can be bent out of the way. It's not truly a flaw.
Excerpt: I purchased this to replace the sorry excuse for a heat sinc that was on my south bridge on my Intel mobo. After I replaced it with this, my temps went from 80C to about 50C and the thermal paste hasn't even set but. So I am expecting one more degree or two out of this. I ended up possessing to cut it down a bit because it interfered with my graphics card.
Excerpt: It works very well to absorb and dissipate heat. Connection to the motherboard is fully customizable and incredibly secure. Hard to get the arms into the proper spot. Nice that it's customizable, but difficult to get it in the right spot. Not sufficient to deduct an egg, although. Such customization tends to make up for it. Beware when replacing a heatsink-fan setup with this. I did so on a slightly older motherboard with much less than impressive final results.
Excerpt: +No Fan+Lots of surface region+Quiet (obviously)+Mounting mechanisms enable for big adjustments+Extra pieces integrated! Just in case! -Barely fits with my video card in there-Does not sit perfectly square on my chipset -Teeny components. A push pin flew apart when putting it with each other and I still can discover portion of it. I was worried till i realized they were good and gave me an extra! If you have great airflow, you could almost certainly get away with this.
Excerpt: I have bought 2 of these and each work completely. There is no competitors for this heatsink. A common upgrade to anybody with an ASUS A8N-Sli board as well. None at all Stop seeking for a heatsink and get this one particular. It will do the trick.
Excerpt: Functions with MSI K8N Neo2,Good colour. Not copper, Fins that hold heat sink on a tiny thin bend uncomplicated. Count on to eliminate motherboard to set up. Zalman wants to make confident someone can set up,two sets of guidelines a single on back of package and one inside.