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Old November 5, 2010, 02:46 PM
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Default Nvidia 980a MCP(Southbridge) Max Temperature

Does anyone know the max temperature of the southbridge chip, or even the safe temps range. Mine tends to idle around the mid 60s C and hits mid 70s C under full load. I want to start overclocking but I'm concern about the north and south bridges temperature.

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Old November 5, 2010, 05:11 PM
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its already pretty warm for stock. direct some airflow over there. i believe there was a very similar thread a little while ago around here
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For some reason or another nVidia Chipsets run hot (Not that we'll see many more in the future).

Grab yourself an Antec Spot Cool and direct some airflow over it. That or buy yourself a good Enzotech Heatsink for the SB to replace the generally speaking crappy one they ship the board with.
I know CM makes an Active one called the Blue Ice that can fit a SB or NB chip too...


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I took your advice and added a 120mm fan pushing air into the southbridge heatsink. Shade off approx. 3 Degrees Celsius. So I'm starring at 72 Degrees C at full load.
I really want to limit modifying the motherboard, because I have no plan to add voltage to the motherboard when overclocking. These high stock temperatures are scaring me.
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might want to look beneath. the goop is either uber dry, not much there, not making contact, the film wasnt lifted, etc.
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