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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by mc-dexter, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. mc-dexter

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    Ok so i was wondering...

    I've heard it mentioned a few times now. The CPU and NorthBridge are usually around the same temps, My question is why? and also is one run through to the other ie: north bridge linked directly to the cpu, so the cpu would be hotter than usual caused by the hot northbridge?
     
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    Not in my case. My CPU gets much hotter than the northbridge. Data flows between the Northbridge and CPU, so yes, they are linked.
     
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    My northbridge has always (since i've only noticed on this board) been just as hot as my CPU,
     
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    Could be just your board. Or it could be a glitch in the reading program. Mine is at a 10*C difference right now.
     
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    Just look at the sizes of the average coolers for both, that basically tells you the power consumption is nowhere near the other.
     
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    That's something i've pondered awihle now!
     

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