best type cooler socket 479 pentium M 1.8 also should I cool southbridge

By Samstoned ยท 5 replies
May 4, 2005
  1. would like to passivly cool a socket 479 ,thinking heatpipe no fan
    looking at the shuttle I.C.E. heatpipe and others.should I invest in heatsink for the southbridge chip?
    found a nice board and cpu no intel numbers says confidential on board
    not FCC approved
    has a socket 479 1.8 ghz 2mb cache cpu 855gme chipset and a 6300esb southbridge
    problem is no retention and heatsink /fan on cpu
    not familiar with this type of processor.
  2. ManyVoicesOfMe

    ManyVoicesOfMe TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Socket 479? I know of 478, but not 479. There must be some sort of typo.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,018

    yep socket 479 no typo
    there are bout 4 MB manufacturer's that are making them
    asus has a adapter 479 for 478 boards
    my board is full ATX
    855gme chipset 6300 i/o southbridge
    all kinds of addon's
    overclockable I should be able to run 1.8 at 2.2 with the right cooling
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    A southbridge cooler is probably not necessary with today's reduced chipset voltages.
    For the northbridge, look at Zalman's ZM-NB32J passive heatsink (or different model, depending on chipsize).
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It depends. As Southbridge chips tend pack more & more features (Lan, Sound, 1394, USB, WiFi, etc.), they're starting to heat up quite a lot. The latest Intel chipsets have a heatsink on both the north & south bridges.

    nVidia with its single "chip" chipset since the nForce 3 needs at least passive cooling for the chip to stay alive, at least with the AMD version. The Intel nForce has a traditional 2-chip chipset (north & south).

    As for cooling the Pentium-M passively, they've done so HERE but needed quite a high-end heatsink to do so.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,018

    Still looking,
    will test without southbridge HS ,but will monitor this close as I develope board
    setups ,config.
    guess'n should not be so pickly bout the cpu cooler
    that zalman may work ,but I don't like the temps that where recorded as this is, going (I hope) into, small box.
    If anyone is interested in pics ,I can take some and post url here.
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