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Need ideas on cooling BX chip under a Alpha P3125

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QSW

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Dec 20, 2000
Hi,

I noticed the greenie (with artic silver applied) on the chipset is pretty warm even when idling. Since space is pretty limited under the 3125. Moreover the Alpha's fans are sucking the air upwards, it complicates things further as it will be counter-productive to use the usual chipset coolers which blows air onto the heatsink. Here are a few questions for you guys:

1) Should I buy a chipset cooler like the GlobalWin FAC08 (40x40x10mm, 6cfm) and reverse the fan direction?

2) Screw on a 50 x 50 x 10mm fan (12cfm) to the fins on the underside of the 3125 and position it above the greenie?
*The Delta 60x10mm 21cfm fan may fit too

Any comments or suggestions? Thanks in advance.