Originally Posted by freebie
Recently brought a Corsair H60, and am now getting really good stable overclocks on my Q6600, but now have another issue, i'm being held back by my chipset temps.
I'm currently at 3.2ghz i've had it as high as 3.6 but i get temp alarms from my chipset. i've got a temp sensor from my NZXT Sentry LX on the chipset and that temp alarm goes off as well, and shows temps in excess of 75c when i go past 3.4ghz. At 3.2 it runs nicely at 60c.
I have an Asus P5b Deluxe Wifi / AP motherboard...
http://img.techpowerup.org/110510/P5...fi ap mobo.jpg
But the chipset has that big heatpipe coming off of it. I was originally just going to buy a chipset blocks with a fan on, but my friend reckons that the bit at the back by the i/o ports will have voltage regulators under it.
Any suggestions on cooling ideas?
Remove the stupid plate that says "ASUS" on top of the chipset cooler. Then place a small fan on it, preferably of the same size as the cooler. I recommend Noiseblocker little fans. They are absolutely silent even on max RPM. I'm using one 40x40 on my Rampage II Gene chipset (i just attached it with 2 screws between existing cooler fins.
In your case and mobo, my advice will be easy to make and should be pretty effective. And with minimal extra cost.