Author Topic: ZALMAN ZM-NB47J  (Read 862 times)

Offline pat

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« on: Aug 29, 2009, 04:51 AM »

I bought this to replace a northbridge heatsink/fan on my sister's Asus A8N-E motherboard. The fan on the original cooler had become the single loudest fan on this thing. I found it very irritating and was concerned it was possibly on its last days.  

Read a few reviews and decided on the ZALMAN ZM-NB47J and am very pleased with the results. Oh, the joy of no moving parts.

Installation was straight forward although I did have to remove the motherboard from the case to release the pins that held the old chipset cooler in place. The Zalman has a very adjustable mounting situation with a couple of sliding arms and pins. They do include a small tube of white paste, I did however use a silver colored paste. The only downside is the very tiny screws and nuts used for assembly, not a big deal. It's best to do a trial run and make sure everything is aligned to fit before applying paste.

I bought this at newegg for 3.99.  
« Last Edit: Aug 29, 2009, 05:18 AM by pat »
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2009, 01:31 PM »
I've used the NB47J on a couple of boards, and its always performed well for me. Amazingly it works better than the stock heatsink with a whiny fan.