SouthBridge Cooler for SLI

billin30

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The South Bridge fan on my XFX 680i LT board is real loud but it seems like it may be difficult to replace. I have two 8800 GTS's in SLI at the moment and it seems like the south bridge fan is nearly directly under the main video card.

Just wondering if there is a south bridge cooler out there that will cover the heat sink and sort of stick out in between the two cards.

And if so, will this be something I am going to have to take my mobo out for?

Can I turn the fan down a bit without risking damage?

Whats the best fix here!?!
 

rubix_1011

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SB really shouldn't need too much in the way of cooling...a heatsink/fan should suffice. If you are looking to replace it, I would say yes, you will need to pull your board in most cases to pull the old, put a new one on...unless you like risking destroying MB traces in the process.

Hopefully you remove the vid cards so you don't risk snapping them off as well...:) ??
 

billin30

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It already has a fan on it at the moment, i was just hoping i could replace it with a passive heatsink as the stupid little fan emits this obnoxious whine. I dont mind the whoosh of the other fans, but the whine is too much.

I was hoping someone could suggest a good product for what I wanna do here.
 

rubix_1011

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