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Help Wanted-NB Cooling ideas

madmanjohn

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Im putting this to the group- the only heating problem im having in this unit is the northbridge which consistantly runs at 53C :wtf:

two problems- the nb heatsink is tied to the mosfet regulators and there is an asus xonar pcie card right above it.

heres a pix of the stock mobo

sorry i dont have a pix of the unit assembled- the freq is stock at 2000- cpu at 2.7g

nb is not overvolted. cpu running at 1.3 v - this has been running at this temp consistently since it was new

any cost efficiant ideas would be welcome-

thanks
 
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There are some nice options with Thermalright for the NB if you don't have a height issue.

Enzotech have some low profile options that will work as well.

You can use some of the individual heatsinks for the mosfet.

Happy shopping.
 

CaptainQualude

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Im putting this to the group- the only heating problem im having in this unit is the northbridge which consistantly runs at 53C :wtf:

That's running quite hot. Have you tried disassembling the heat pipe assembly from the MB & checking the thermal tape/paste contact & quantity? Sometimes all it takes is a little push to seat everything. I usually replace the thermal paste on the NB with ASC, & use a metalized thermal tape on the MOSFETS. I also like to zip-tie a fan to the HPA. As for aftermarket NB/SB HSF assemblies, as pretty as the Enzo stuff is, it's not as effective as the Evercool VC-RE.
 

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make sure the heatsinks are tight, a couple of times when handing the mobo from the heatsink It can get loosen, so remove them and place some quality thermal grease and see what happens.

or you can try the Thermaltake Xtreme Spirit II NB Cooler, I owned one and It did an excellent job.
 

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also enzotech makes nice nb heatsinks or you can go EK blocks for watercooling or MIPs for waterblocks
 

CaptainQualude

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also enzotech makes nice nb heatsinks or you can go EK blocks for watercooling or MIPs for waterblocks
Enzotech = not as good as other alternatives. Do your research.
 

Tau

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put a 120mm fan on it ;) i have a habbit of just 'hanging' them in variouse computers....
 

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my NB 56C idle and 63C at load
 
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