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Intel X48 Chipset overheating?

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    Hi, I got issues with my southbridge heatsink getting wayy hotter than I am able to even touch it without burning my fingers, any ideas what I should do?

    My cpu fans air runs easily through the heatsink.

    http://ark.intel.com/products/chipsets/34228
     
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    the X48/X58 chipsets are known to run very hot in-excess of 80c is common with the stock cooler I would replace the chipset cooler
     
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    What motherboard is it?

    Are you overclocked?
     
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    Standard ATX Dell XPS 430 mobo.

    Yeah I am overclocked, but even when at stock speeds it gets pretty hot, and I begin to worry about how much longer it will survive those high temps.
     
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    It has only a heatisnk with the cpu fan pushing cold air over it, should I invest in a chipset fan?
     
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    they can take a lot of heat I believe intel used to tell people 100c was ok but I would never let any piece of hardware I owned get that hot
     
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    I would if it was me just for the sake of longevity
     
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    I don't know If I can fit another fan into it, I ain't home right now but I will check later.


    http://image.dhgate.com/albu_210346026_00/1.0x0.jpg
    My motherboard.

    The heatsink is the one getting very hot.
     
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    You're going to need a better heatsink on the chipset. That motherboard is as basic as it gets for that chipset. It does run hot at stock, but within limits. It is not meant to be overclocked the way it is.

    *After looking at the picture, placing a fan directly on top of the heatsink will help alot.
     
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    Oh well, I am 3 - 4 months away from buying my new pc so :) I hope it will stay alive for atleast 5 months more.
     
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    I would just replace the motherboard that looks like some POS out of a dell or something
     
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    It is a dell motherboard :wtf:

    I've had it since 2009--
     
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    if its been running since 09 like that I say fuck it and run it till it BLOWS :rockout: ;)
     
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    :twitch: :eek: It has I think lol :D....
     
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    I will look at it when I get home later :D.
    Meanwhile I'll open another thread for my laptop overheating XD...
     

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