Erssa wrote:Still the money would have been better spent, if you had upgraded to a faster and more energy efficient platform in a couple of years instead of waiting your usual 4-5 years.
I have an interest in actually knowing if there is any aftermarket chipset cooler -active or passive- that will allow the chipset to run cooler, that actually mounts to the M2NPV-VM with little or no modifications. I still don't know if there are any. Your answer is a reasonably good point: "Maybe you don't need to worry about it, the NB temps don't appear to cause any problem." -Excellent point, I may rethink my whole plan of looking for a better-than-stock cooler for it, and just live with the stock cooler and its high temps. Yet, if there *IS* a better-than-stock cooler that fits it, I'm still really interested in knowing about it, before buying ten different products just to find out that none of them fit.
I don't see any value in repeating that it isn't necessary to cool the chipset any more than the stock heatsink does.
There may be no need to try and quiet most computers, either. They'll run just fine running loud. Money might be better spent buying ice cream, than buying quieter fans and power supplies. Yet some of us still desire quieter computers, without actually needing them to be quiet, and choose to spend money on quieter components. Can you just accept that you've made your point, we get it, and move on? Some of us still want to know if there's a chipset cooler that fits this board, despite the original poster having opted to replace his with a model that has better support for aftermarket cooling. -Which is also good information for me, as I might very well choose to do the same.
There's a point where repeating yourself doesn't have any value. I could go on, but then I'd be doing the same thing.
So let it go, maybe?