Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II Northbridge Cooler ReviewPosted on 2007-03-08 14:55:50 by Thomas De Maesschalck
It's no secret that computers continue to get hotter and hotter as speeds scale higher and higher. CPU coolers have evolved from simple passively cooled aluminum heatsinks to massive towers of copper and aluminum bristling with heat pipes and fans. It's no suprise Northbridge chipsets are headed the same direction. The modest aluminum coolers of a short time ago have grown many times their original size. All copper NB coolers, with active fans, that were once considered unnecessary for anyone but the bleeding edge enthusiast have become commonplace on many boards. While these solutions are generally adequate to the task for the average user, if you plan on pushing your new Core2 Duo or AMD2 you might want to consider upgrading your Northbridge cooler. And even if you don't plan on setting records, a better cooler is a good way to insure your investment.