N400 Pro 2 and Vantec Aeroflow

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by fredrickson, May 12, 2004.

  1. fredrickson

    fredrickson Guest

    Holy crap I just got a Vantec Aeroflow for the 3000XP i just got and jesus
    christ it wouldnt fit because of that damn capacitor in the corner. I was
    desperate so i got a small metal file I had and ground down the corner of
    the heatsink and by golly it fits. Before i rounded the corner though it did
    scratch the capacitor green outer thing, how damaging is that? Anyway its
    running now, although its a bit hot because my case does not have a vent
    next to the CPU. With the case off its 52 degrees, which is the same as my
    1800XP with Alpha PAL6035. I have some casefan experimentation to do. Here
    is a pic.

    fredrickson, May 12, 2004
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    Tim Guest

    Holly Crap to you too...

    52c with the cover off the case and idling (?) is a bit high. Definitely
    time to get some air circulation and if you don't already, some round cables

    What are the little white flecks? I hope its not aluminium dust. If it is,
    give your case a good clean out. If its dandruf then gosh!

    I would take a bigger chunk out of the heatsink so there is no chance it
    will rip the capacitor out of the mobo if bumped.
    Otherwise the little scratch on the capacitors are nothing to worry about.
    - Tim
    Tim, May 13, 2004
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    fredrickson Guest

    Yea I need to get a new case. I have an old Antec KS-188 and there is no
    vent fan by the CPU.
    fredrickson, May 13, 2004
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    Jason Ash Guest

    Had to do something similar myself. Although I took rather more off
    the heatsink, used a hacksaw, trimmed about two cooling fins off to just
    a bit above the top of the capacitor. If those flecks in the corner of
    the heatsink are what I think they are, metal filings from your trimming
    the heatsink, I would shut down *NOW*, and clean that heatsink
    religously! Just one of those dropping onto the mb traces could raise

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  5. I just scraped my AeroFlow TOOOOOOO NOISY.

    Got a Zalman 7000A-CU now thats SILENCE :)
    We Live for the One we Die for the One, May 23, 2004
  6. Thinking about getting an Aopen A600 case it has a 120mm fan next to
    the cpu :) more than enough even on 7 volts :)
    We Live for the One we Die for the One, May 23, 2004
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