Abit mobo: can I just take out my dying Northbridge fan?



New Member

I have a abit nf7-s 2.0 and the northbridge fan is dying on me.

Since it has a little heatsink and the fan is TINY... would it be ok to just take it off?

I know it's there for a reason but I have't overclocked this mobo one bit.

What do you guy think?

AMD XP Thoroughbred 2200+
1.8ghz OCed with FSB only to 2.0ghz


Procrastinating Member
You don't have to replace it with a small noisy high speed fan. You can mount a low speed (1500 to 2000 rpm) 80mm fan above it (in free air). One way to mount one is to bend a rear cover for a PCI slot and attach the fan on one corner to the end of it. Mike Chin of SPCR used that method on his first silencing project to cool the cpu heatsink. You can probably still find pictures at SPCR -- the title mentions a P4.