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cdn_Madrach March 12, 2007 07:17 PM

Asus A8R32-MVP Northbridge Temps?
 
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.

Babrbarossa March 12, 2007 10:06 PM

I think we should request a temperature probe for the forum specials this week! Too bad NCIX doesn't carry them :(

Patriote March 13, 2007 04:32 AM

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Originally Posted by cdn_Madrach (Post 3365)
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. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/38...?tl=g40c16s227 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...

cdn_Madrach March 13, 2007 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Babrbarossa (Post 3386)
I think we should request a temperature probe for the forum specials this week! Too bad NCIX doesn't carry them :(

Not Ncix but here is one.
http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merc...egory_Code=220

Patriote March 13, 2007 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by cdn_Madrach (Post 3403)

I wouldn't trust that laser thing. Have you ever tried one ? Does it work well ?

cdn_Madrach March 13, 2007 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Patriote (Post 3407)
I wouldn't trust that laser thing. Have you ever tried one ? Does it work well ?

I'm not sure about that particular one but I do know that Gov Health inspectors use them for testing coolers and such.

Patriote March 13, 2007 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by cdn_Madrach (Post 3411)
I'm not sure about that particular one but I do know that Gov Health inspectors use them for testing coolers and such.

Ok Thanks.

Babrbarossa March 13, 2007 07:03 AM

The reviews say that they're pretty accurate- I think they're rated for +/-2.5 (F or C?) which is ok- not super, but better than relying on sensors.

Patriote March 13, 2007 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Babrbarossa (Post 3413)
The reviews say that they're pretty accurate- I think they're rated for +/-2.5 (F or C?) which is ok- not super, but better than relying on sensors.

Yeah thats true. I might end up buying one.

cdn_Madrach March 13, 2007 08:24 AM

I'll have to leave a shortcut to it on wife's laptop:whistle: for Bday hint. It worked for this past christmas:thumb:


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