northbridge cooling?

By twite
Mar 22, 2006
  1. hi, i just got the asetek waterchill in the mail and am wondering if i should use the northbridge block that comes with it? some people said not to and that it just make the water hotter..i am planning on overclocking in the future..installing now so speedy responses would be nice : D
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    If you're overclocking, I'd go for it. An overclocked FSB actually heats up the NB a considerable amount. I suppose its a tradeoff, either a very cool NB, or a very cool CPU. You'll have to weigh up the pros and cons here.

    As I said, I'd go for it.
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    thanks..perfect timing,..i was just about to put the mobo back in..ill get back on how it went..thanks
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Personally I dont think you'll see a huge jump in temperatures if you connected the NB heatsink.

    I don't know if its advisable to add another radiator somewhere in there (between the hot stuff, if you know what I mean...). A small one will reduce the water temps before going elsewhere. Without much impedence I hope.
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