[mythtv-users] Sort of OT, but about the Chaintech 7NIF2

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 22:57:11 EDT 2004

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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