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The SilenX iXtrema Pro 40mm Copper Northbridge Chipset Heatsink is a silent chipset cooler that puts any stock heatsink to shame. You've got everything else silenced with SilenX. The last thing left is your stock chipset cooler with its tiny 40mm fan and its high pitch whine. It's time to do something about it. SilenX brings you the iXtrema Pro Chipset Cooler.
Total Reviews: 4 Average Rating:
Good cooling option05-09-2012
Reviewer: grillinman (1)
I installed this a couple weeks ago on a S775 board. It has dramatically dropped the NB temps and even helped the CPU temps a bit. The biggest problem was installation. My board needed push pins to install this (the pins came with the heatsink) but the pins were too small to fit the board holes. Went to a local hardware store and picked up screws and nuts to install but I wish the unit would have come with better installation hardware.
Someone wasn''t thinking when they wrote the instructions ...07-16-2009
Reviewer: -MWS- (1)
Bought this as a replacement for the stock cooler on a D945GCLF2 Atom-based ITX board. The Northbridge uses the spring mounts, and the cooler won''t clear the capacitors or memory slot with the mounting buckles left on. To quote the package instructions: For Chipsets with Spring Mounts 1. Take off the buckles if your Northbridge does not use it. 2. Install the fan onto the heatsink with the included screws. ... Big problem - removing the buckles also removes the fan mounts. D''OH!
So far, so good.06-01-2008
Reviewer: So far, so good. (3)
Makes some noise, but not much. I cranked its speed up to 100% and could not specifically hear it over my four 120mm case/CPU fans at 25%. I thought that was pretty impressive due to its small size and high rpm. Hard to modify if you have a tight fit. It got in the way of my GeForce 8800GT, so I had to grab a couple fins at a time and wiggle them back and forth until metal fatigue kicked in and they broke off. Every mm counts for me because my northbridge is so close to my video card, so I also had to get out a grinder to grind the stubbed fins off a little bit. I can''t say much about temps, yet. I have yet to find something that will monitor my northbridge temps. Overclocked my FSB to 250MHz and it passed my oh-so-scientific "too hot to touch" test. One last thing: installation. Kinda clumsy for pin installation. You may have an easier time than I did if you have skinny fingers. I got the first pin in easily, but had a hard time getting the second one in because there just wasn''t much space to get my finger in there. Maybe the hook-and-loop system is easier, but I don''t know since I never used that mounting system before.
Easy to install, lowered my NB temp 5c (50c to 45c) from my stock.