This is my first post here at Intel Forums.
I have been using Nvidia Chipset boards lately, For SLI.
the last intel board I purchased was in 2000, Besides the DELL I bought about 4 years ago.
I just purchased an Intel DG41TY from Newegg, It will be here Monday or Tuesday,
After purchasing I looked over the specs some more, and realized there is no Heatsink on the Southbridge / ICH7 Host Controler.
I plan on using this board for a Web / Communication Server / Game Server. as the Foxconn G31 Micro I purcased had 1 DOA & one died after a few days.
So I purchased this one from Intel.
Can anyone give some advice on cooling for the ICH7, on the DG41TY,
Is it needed, If so, any advice....
Well I have the board installe, working great,
The Southbridge is insanely HOT!, It will burn my finger.
I see that there are solder points for heatsink spring brackets,
If I solder in some brackets, will it void the warranty?
Or can someone suggest a way to cool it down.