Zalman NB47 Mutilation to fit DFI nForce4 MB?

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Rizban
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Zalman NB47 Mutilation to fit DFI nForce4 MB?

Post by Rizban » Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:45 pm

Is there any reasonable way to mutliate the Zalman NB47 chipset cooler (or some other passive solution) to fit DFI's new nForce4 motherboard?
A link to the unfortunate chipset arrangement is here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/att ... ntid=23067

I'd prefer the DFI board to the other nForce4 contenders so far, but I doubt I could live with the chipset fan noise.
Is there any hope?

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Post by velvet45 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:24 pm

Rizban, I have this motherboard and the Zalman NBJ47 cooler coming this week, I will have a look at it and try to report back on this. It doesnt look like it will work but who knows?
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Post by v3n » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:11 am

I was thinking the same thing but surely its possible to control the voltage going to the fan on the cooler :?:
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Post by velvet45 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:33 am

V3N,
I agree, it should be possible to slow the fan down as long at the fan can tolerate undervolting. Seems like these fans are allowed to spin extra fast for no real reason. I hear the Maglev fan is very quiet and should be even quieter when running slower.
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Post by Rizban » Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:53 pm

I hope you're right. I'll look forward to hearing how it goes when you build your system.
Good luck.

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Post by Michael_qrt » Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:39 pm

Hmmm, I just posted this in another thread, but I think it's more appropriate in this one (and it'll bump it up nicely).

Is there any reason why we can't just put our video card in the lower of teh two PCIe x16 slots? Is it right in saying that you can configure the slots to have 8 lanes each? Perhaps you can even have all 16 on the lower slot. I'm trying to download the manual but the DFI website has just gone down for me.

I really hope it's not a case of a fixed x16 slot and something like a x2 slot for the seccond one.
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Post by macman » Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:39 am

I've answered a few of these questions in another thread
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 430#156430

Overall, mangling a Zalman works for me so far.

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