[SOLVED] Northbridge cooling

iliasmaatallaoui3

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Hi there
So my dell t3500 (motherboard module: 09kpnv) keeps shutting down every now and then
I researched the issue and found out that it's because of the northbridge getting too hot (its a known issue in this model)
I confirmed that as the northbridge heatsink is too hot for the touch
I want to replace the stock heatsink with a better one (preferably a known brand)
I wasn't able to find one in my local hardware store
I'm looking for recommendations
Thanks.
 

Aeacus

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thanks for your reply
I've already read the article and applied thermal paste and monted a fan
but it was only a temporary fix
I posted the dimensions of the mounting holes in the pic above
cause i wasn't able to find a heatsink that fits
Thanks
Well, there are no official upgrades for the stock heatsink and only way to improve it is either:
  1. position case fan near it so there's constant moving airflow over the stock heatsink
  2. replace stock heatsink with much bigger one while jerry-rigging it to the MoBo
For option 2, you can look towards e.g Arctic Alpine 12 Passive,
specs: https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/alpine-12-passive.html
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JY8j4D/arctic-alpine-12-passive-fanless-cpu-cooler-acalp00024a
 
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iliasmaatallaoui3

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Your question has been already asked and solved within TH forums,
link: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/dell-precision-t3500-chipset-overheating.3218520/

Other than the suggestions in that topic, there are mounting holes under the stock heatsink. Measure those to know which CPU cooler could fit into those holes, or build one from scratch.
thanks for your reply
I've already read the article and applied thermal paste and monted a fan
but it was only a temporary fix
I posted the dimensions of the mounting holes in the pic above
cause i wasn't able to find a heatsink that fits
Thanks
 

Aeacus

Glorious
Ambassador
thanks for your reply
I've already read the article and applied thermal paste and monted a fan
but it was only a temporary fix
I posted the dimensions of the mounting holes in the pic above
cause i wasn't able to find a heatsink that fits
Thanks
Well, there are no official upgrades for the stock heatsink and only way to improve it is either:
  1. position case fan near it so there's constant moving airflow over the stock heatsink
  2. replace stock heatsink with much bigger one while jerry-rigging it to the MoBo
For option 2, you can look towards e.g Arctic Alpine 12 Passive,
specs: https://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/alpine-12-passive.html
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JY8j4D/arctic-alpine-12-passive-fanless-cpu-cooler-acalp00024a
 
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Karadjgne

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You'll pretty much need to surf ebay and Amazon etc for a much larger chipset heatsink that will fit. The stock heatsink doesn't have near enough surface area, the vanes are way too short, to affectivly dissipate excessive heat, even a 45mm/65mm fan won't help much.

You'll be looking to do what's been done with cpu heatsinks for the longest time, get a much larger and more effective version.
 

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