DOES THERMAL RIGHT XP-120 FIT P4PE?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Robin, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Robin

    Robin Guest

    Manufacturer's list of compatible boards doe snot cover older boards.
    Has anyone fitted (or failed to fit) an XP-120 and fan to a P4PE please?
     
    Robin, Apr 12, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    Go to the Asus web site and download the manual for the P4B533-V.
    Download the manual for the P4PE. Using the motherboard pictures,
    compare the layout. The layout and Northbridge heatsink height are
    virtually identical to the P4PE. The P4B533-V is listed as "Okay".

    http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_support_faq_motherboard_xp120_p4.htm

    The remaining issue, is whether there is any overhang of the XP-120,
    that can bump into the PSU.

    In this article, they use a P4P800-E as the test board. The
    P4P800-E uses the same orientation and position for the
    S478 socket as your P4PE. Look carefully at the picture, to see
    the XP-120 extending past the top edge of the motherboard. You
    will need to check your computer case, to see if there is
    enough clearance between the overhang of the XP-120 and your
    PSU. Very compact computer cases have as little as 1mm clearance,
    while other cases range around 10mm. The overhang looks to be
    closer to 10mm than to the 1mm case.

    http://www.short-media.com/review.php?r=254

    For a fan, something with a tachometer would be nice. Several
    fans are mentioned in the short-media article. Finding a fan
    with a tachometer output on it, might be the hardest part
    of your project.

    HTH,
    Paul
     
    Paul, Apr 13, 2005
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    Robin Guest

    It helps very much, thanks.

    Now off with magnifying glass to compare images...

    Robin
     
    Robin, Apr 13, 2005
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