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Old January 28, 2009, 07:21 PM
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I have the P5Q-Pro, currently with a e8400, hoping to buy a core 2 quad later this year and OC'ing it.
I was wondering about chipset cooling. I have great air-cooling for case/cpu/vid card, but I still have the stock cooling on this board. I'm fine with it for now, but I'm just curious to see if anyone has aftermarket chipset/mosfet cooling on this board.

I only ask becasue the NB cooler is attatched to the mosfet cooler via heatpipe, and I'd like to see what other people have set up on their P5Q-Pros.

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Old January 28, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Most people leave it stock.

Its a good design on the board and doesn't really need any help.
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Old January 28, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Yeah, I left it at stock, but that's on an open test bed with good active cooling.

I'm running a Q6600 @ 3.74 w/ FSB of 416 folding 24/7 without any chipset heat issues. I was all primed to drop some enzotech heatsinks on trouble spots, but under 24/7 full load there aren't any areas of concern.
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Hi,
I have the P5Q-Pro, currently with a e8400, hoping to buy a core 2 quad later this year and OC'ing it.
I was wondering about chipset cooling. I have great air-cooling for case/cpu/vid card, but I still have the stock cooling on this board. I'm fine with it for now, but I'm just curious to see if anyone has aftermarket chipset/mosfet cooling on this board.

I only ask becasue the NB cooler is attatched to the mosfet cooler via heatpipe, and I'd like to see what other people have set up on their P5Q-Pros.

Thanks.
On my P5Q-Pro, I removed the stock heatpipe assembly and cleaned off the factory chewing gum from the chipsets. I fitted Thermalright Hr-09S and Hr-09U Mosfet sinks with #4 nuts and bolts using plastic washers for insulation. (Push-pins suck.) On the nb, I bolted on a Thermalright HR-05 SLI heatsink. I left the stock sb sink on after applying MX2 and bolting it on as well, although I intend to replace it with an Enzotech copper chipset sink.

Although there are those who would say the stock heatpipe assembly is fine, I like the additional cooling provided by these heatsinks. I run my E8600 at 4400MHz at 1.4000 volts 24/7 and have no heat issues. The aftermarket heatsinks certainly do help.
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The p5q pro is quite well built, the easiest way to cool it is to buy an antec spotcool, but it cost $15 and quite loud.

The cheapest solution is to use some tape and stick a 40mm fan in there it does the job and its cheap. i ripped the 40mm from a external ide dvd drive

another way is to spend like $30 and get one of those thermalright mosfet coolers, which you have to remove the mobo, the heat sink, reapplied TIM. Which is a lot of work
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I have decent cooling (antec 900 with good cable management + vga and cpu aftermarket coolers) and I'm currently not OCed so its not a big deal I was just curious


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On my P5Q-Pro, I removed the stock heatpipe assembly and cleaned off the factory chewing gum from the chipsets. I fitted Thermalright Hr-09S and Hr-09U Mosfet sinks with #4 nuts and bolts using plastic washers for insulation. (Push-pins suck.) On the nb, I bolted on a Thermalright HR-05 SLI heatsink. I left the stock sb sink on after applying MX2 and bolting it on as well, although I intend to replace it with an Enzotech copper chipset sink.

Although there are those who would say the stock heatpipe assembly is fine, I like the additional cooling provided by these heatsinks. I run my E8600 at 4400MHz at 1.4000 volts 24/7 and have no heat issues. The aftermarket heatsinks certainly do help.
Do you have a pic of your mobo with the aftermarket coolers?
I'm curious now!
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I have decent cooling (antec 900 with good cable management + vga and cpu aftermarket coolers) and I'm currently not OCed so its not a big deal I was just curious




Do you have a pic of your mobo with the aftermarket coolers?
I'm curious now!
No, but I can arrange to take a shot, upload it to Photobucket and then post it here. I'll try to post by tomorrow, after work (blech).
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I have decent cooling (antec 900 with good cable management + vga and cpu aftermarket coolers) and I'm currently not OCed so its not a big deal I was just curious




Do you have a pic of your mobo with the aftermarket coolers?
I'm curious now!
Here you go. Pardon my crappy cabling, it's still a work in progress.
Not the best photo, the top HR-09 is hidden by my Noctua cpu sink. You can see the top of the other HR-09 to the left of the Noctua and the HR-05SLI on the nb just above the video card. I am going to be stuffing an HR-03GTX cooler for the GTX280 in there as well


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