MSI k8n neo2 chipset thermal paste.

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by imperator, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. imperator

    imperator n00b

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    The fan died on my MSI board, so i took it off to replace it. Just had to take a picture of this amazing thermal paste application they did at the MSI plant.
     
  2. Eva_Unit_0

    Eva_Unit_0 [H]ard|Gawd

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    lol wow that is a FANTASTIC job. I'm surprised, really. I tend to see companies put WAYYYY too much on and make a huge mess.
     
  3. Druneau

    Druneau [H]ard|Gawd

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    Woah!

    For like 2 months i've been wanting to change the heatsink/fan on my Neo2. Now i definitely have to rip it off to at least check.
     
  4. icepik

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    Doesn't surprise me. There was a lot of talk about this around the forums about a year and a half ago when these first came out. That's a pitiful job they did with the thermal paste :)

    What are you going to replace the fan with? I've been looking around for a low profile heatsink and haven't found any that are suitable yet :(
     
  5. domoMKIV

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    oh man, thats hilarious. i wonder if i would have seen the same thing on my neo2 had i pulled off the fan.

    use the big ol' zalman passive cooler, just trim it accordingly to your video card.
     
  6. arnemetis

    arnemetis 2[H]4U

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    exactly how mine looked. ill post the pic when i get around to making my worklog :p
     
  7. kirbyrj

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    I had an Abit NF7 that was only a little better than that :).
     
  8. imperator

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    I tilted a passive zalman cooler to make it fit with my 6800gt, didnt have to cut anything off it. (as it has those slideable clip ons)
     
  9. Peach

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    thats pretty funny considering my old Neo2 had quite the opposite amount of thermal paste on it, it took me a good 15 minutes to get it all off with rubbing alcohol...
     
  10. nomenon

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    Well, my k8n neo2's fan just died today so I come to the forums too see if I can find a suggestion for a replacement, and find a whole thread. Anyway, what I had been initially looking at was something like a replacement video card chipset sink along these lines:

    http://www.newegg.com/product/Produ...=VANTEC+IceBerq+CCB-A1A+Sleeve+VGA+Cooler+Kit

    It would appear to be the right size, but I would like to know if the mounting holes have at least a 1 in 100 chance to line up, as I've seen these sorts of things zip-tied to the motherboard before. Could anyone link the zalman that everyones been talking about?