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Old March 13, 2007, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by cdn_Madrach View Post
My northbridge is too hot to touch. It never seemed that hot before but not 100% possitive. Since I've gone to WC is it possible the lack of a cpu fan is causing this or is it normal for the Nb to be that hot? Also should I add a small 40mm fan to the Nb cause it has a passive cooler? Would that solve my problem? Thanks in advance.
Yes. Having Watercooling could be the cause. Might wnat to replace the NB heatsink... Thats what i did when i had my A8R32-MVP Deluxe. This one should fit just perfect. If you can't afford it i geuss that yeah, adding a 40mm Fan over the NB would do the thing. (Thats what im doing)

While your there, you could clean the old *stock* thermal paste and apply some AS5 for better temps. The stock thermal paste they include on any mobo (well, at least, all asus mobos i used to buy) is just simply a joke...
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