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suggestions on Northbridge cooling.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by crtecha, Feb 13, 2009.

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    crtecha New Member

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    I have a Gigabyte GA-MA790x-DS4 and the northbridge reads out in hwmonitor as 79*c-80*c never changed always hot. The passive heat sink is warm to the touch. I have been running the board for about two months maybe longer. No issues yet its unsettling having a temp that high. I think also if I could cool the chip I can get my CPU temps even lower.

    Here is a picture of what I have going on. I have my gfx card in the top pci express slot now and a 80 below it for exhaust.

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    edit:cable management is a lot better. Sorry for the older pic (sall I had)

    This is about what my temps are all the time. Excluding the gpu temp.

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    So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    I can recommend a Thermalright HR-05 / IFX, as that's what I'm currently using for cooling my northbridge. Easy to install and works perfectly. Doesn't need a fan, as it does very well totally passive. It's a bit pricey at ~$25, but would give you the piece of mind you're looking for...
     
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    Do you think if I reapplied the thermal paste and mounted a fan to the original HS that that would help? I'm kinda trying to be cheap.
     
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    I'd try applying some good thermal grease on the NB first. Sometimes the motherboards' own TIM is utter crap :D
     
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    I just picked up some yesterday. I'll give that a shot tonight.
     

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