Originally Posted by OneMoar
unplug it ? DUH Owait I am sure the monkeys at EVGA just put it there for looks ... makes sense
board has a bridge chip THEY run hot like 70c hot they need active cooling I do wish they had taken the trouble to run a set of
heat-pipes down to the fan tho
I obviously understand that it needs adequate cooling ofc, but that thing there is still noting but a cheap and gimmicky solution. And, no you can't just unplug it, because there will be not enough airflow under that shield, so the only option is the get rid of it which (as I already said) will ruin your warranty.
Everybody who worked with mainboards knows that those little things are good for nothing but gathering dust and making noise (imho).