[mythtv-users] Sort of OT, but about the Chaintech 7NIF2
shane-lists at thehillpeople.org
Wed Sep 15 02:04:09 EDT 2004
I agree. I already had to replace my 7NIF2 cooling fan. I always made a
significant amount of noise, but one day it started getting real loud. I
replaced it with a quiet kit, but I'd rather not have had to spend the $15
in the first place. Count yourself lucky.
If it's a microATX motherboard with a S-Video port underneath the parallel
port, then it's probably the right board. There aren't many that have an
S-Video port right on the motherboard. Most use a bracket. Beyond that, just
compare the pictures in the manual and on the website to the board. Is it
the same layout as far as you can tell? Motherboard layouts are like
fingerprints, to a degree. Although revisions of a printed circuit board can
change the layout slightly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Steffes" <rbsteffes at gmail.com>
To: "David Levine" <curiouskangaroo at gmail.com>; "Discussion about mythtv"
<mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Sort of OT, but about the Chaintech 7NIF2
> On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 22:13:16 -0400, David Levine
> <curiouskangaroo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This is sort of off-topic, since it isn't directly about MythTV.
> > However, it is about hardware that I purchased for MythTV, and from
> > what I understand it is very popular among MythTV users.
> > I bought a Chaintech 7NIF2 motherboard, which arrived today. Every
> > photo I've seen of it (including in its own manual) shows a north
> > bridge cooling fan. Mine doesn't have such a fan - instead it has a
> > very tall heatsink on top of it. Is this a known variation of the
> > motherboard? Before I even start to use it, I want to make sure I got
> > the right one! (The box was not sealed, so I suppose its entirely
> > possible that the wrong motherboard was in the box). Is there a
> > quick-and-easy way to positively identify the motherboard without
> > hooking it up? (can't hook it up because half of my components,
> > including the CPU, have not yet arrived)
> > Thanks,
> > David
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> Somone mentioned they "upgraded" the board in the customer comments on
> NewEgg.com. A good passive cooler is better anyway!
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