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Old January 31, 2010, 11:05 AM
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but you would have to make sure that the heatsink would actually make contact with it. The heatsink may rely on the thickness of the existing thermal pads to actually create proper contact, and replacing that with a layer of thermal paste may not work.
That's exactly what I wanted to know! I've got a m4a79t deluxe and I kinda doubt if it would make proper contact... would there be any real harm in heating up the HS in a oven and bending it slightly?

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The MOSFETs should be good up to temperatures of 100C at least. The temperatures you're getting right now are not cause for concern.
though is it a healthy temperature? I know those solid jap caps can go up to 105*C and the "tmax" of cpu is 100*C, but no one keeps it at those temps, right?
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