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Mother board chip cooling

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Apr 12, 2001
Michigan ,USA
I have the blue orb on my mobo chip now it's running at 30*c is this ok? or is there a better chip cooler that I can go with?
If you have the room, a $5 Coolermaster Socket 7 cooler will out perform the Blorb.
I have used left over stock P3 heatsinks for the chipset. Drill 2 holes, tap them and bolt it down to the mobo. This works nice on a KT7A-R (shuts down right after power up on low or no rpm on cpu fan) because it has a sence wire. Solves the no boot problem on a new system if you watercool.
One more thing. NorthBridge chips are usually concave. Put a dab of Artic Silver in the middle, seat the HS, then remove it to check coverage.
thank's for the replie's I guess I will leave the orb on the chip for now,I do use the fan with arctic silver. I have the Swiftech coming in today I want to see how that works on the cpu cooling If I cant get the temps down with that I'm going to water cooling on both the mobo chip and cpu. A7V133 1.2 T-bird@1454