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  • DFI LanParty Dark X38 Motherboard Review
  • DFI LanParty Dark X38 Motherboard Review


    Northbridge Heatsink

    Lately we have been seeing a plethora of elaborate motherboard coolers featuring fancy heatpipes that snake around to all of the major heat sources.  While these coolers are quite effective they also tend to continue heating up by transferring the heat to cooler regions of the motherboard.  The LanPartyDK X38 takes a different approach and uses individual heatsinks.  This option is considerably less expensive and in some ways better than the alternative.
    Some of you may recognize this cooler from our DFI LanParty UT 680i motherboard review last year.  The cooler features a single heatpipe design and solid heatsink style base.  The primary heat transfer is thru the solid copper base and on to the finned radiator. 

    The radiator can either be actively or passively cooled depending on your noise vs performance requirement(s).
    Installation was very easy.

    Simply apply some thermal paste and attach the push pins.  The springs are rather stiff so insure to properly support your motherboard before attempting the installation.