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  1. #16
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    Re: Found a NB cooler for DS3

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB View Post
    I had been using the board for a couple weeks.
    The day you removed the stock hs, did you run the board for a while that day to heat up the nb chip, to facilitate its removal? I ask, because I've done that a few times when removing a hsf from a cpu, let the cpu heat up things and then remove the hsf. It makes it really easy to remove.

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    Re: Found a NB cooler for DS3

    Quote Originally Posted by alex666 View Post
    The day you removed the stock hs, did you run the board for a while that day to heat up the nb chip, to facilitate its removal? I ask, because I've done that a few times when removing a hsf from a cpu, let the cpu heat up things and then remove the hsf. It makes it really easy to remove.

    marty
    Yep. It was running all day, when I got home from Micro Center I shut it down.

    It came off pretty easy, but it was stuck on there. Had to twist it to the side a bit to pop it off.


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    Re: Found a NB cooler for DS3

    Okay, thanks. As I think I stated earlier, when I removed the stock hs from the nb on my biostar, it was not warm and I was sure I had screwed the pooch as it did not come off very easily, but once I started to take it off, I was stuck and had to finish it. To finish the story, I installed the thermaltake hsf and then booted up and I had no video. I only had a cheap video card in the pci-e x16 slot, but it had been working fine. On my biostar board, the nb plays a role in video though I'm not sure exactly how it works (the board also has on-board video). Anyway, I was sure I had screwed something up, but by sheer coincidence, my video card decided to give up the ghost at that moment. I was lucky and should have been more careful.

    I suspect I'll be adding this same hsf to the DS3 as I really like it, and so I'll probably want to make sure it's warmed up first. Thanks again.

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    Re: Found a NB cooler for DS3

    Check again your old video card. It might have just loosened a bit from the slot with the force applied on the mobo, perhaps it might still work? Never hurts to have a backup VGA card, no matter how cheap.
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    Re: Found a NB cooler for DS3

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHark View Post
    Check again your old video card. It might have just loosened a bit from the slot with the force applied on the mobo, perhaps it might still work? Never hurts to have a backup VGA card, no matter how cheap.
    It's long been RMAed. Plus, I first had it checked out by the tech guys at the university where I work and it was deader than a doornail. Just one of those fluky things. The 8800GTS 640 works fine from the first day I put it in.

    marty
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    Re: Found a NB cooler for DS3

    I installed that Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II on the nb tonight. It was much easier installing this one than the one I installed on my biostar. I'm in the early early stages of setting this board up. I don't have it yet in the case. I let the board run until the stock hs got nice and hot. Then I undid the pins and the hs came right off, no twisting or anything. I actually had to hold it to make sure it wouldn't fall and damage something while I was removing the second pin. And then the thermaltake went right in. I'm running a tuniq tower, and there's no way I could have attached a fan to the original nb hs. Plus, the difference between it and the thermaltake, well, there's no comparsion. The tt is solid brass with a small quiet fan with a blue led. Don't let the aesthetics throw you, it's a solid cooler. The stock hs felt like cheap aluminum once I was able to pick it up and hold it.

    So now I'm ready to install this board into my case, install XP, and once I'm up and running, I'll start to oc it. So far, so good.

    marty
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    Re: Found a NB cooler for DS3

    good luck with all that..i just twisted my heatsink off (so i could apply as5 rather than the stock crap)

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