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Old January 16, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Okay I just switched from my antec 900 case to the Cooler master storm stryker full tower but... my temps just went through the roof.. which makes absolutely no sense to me.

My PC specs are as follows:
GFX: Radeon HD 6950
MB: Crosshair V Formula
PSU: Antec True Power 750w
RAM: 16gig(4x4x4x4) Corsair Vengence 1866Mhz
CPU: AMD FX 8150 3.6Ghz
OS: Windows 7 Home premium
CPU cooling: Antec Khuler 620 close loop liquid cooling

And after starting up since using the new case my Ram will no longer run at 1866mhz but will only stay at stock frequency.

Temps previously used to be atleast 10 degrees cooler. but right now my main concern is my NB temps which are getting to almost 60 degrees on stock BIOS settings. I've had this Motherboard for almost a year now and its never gotten that high of a temp never higher than 40-45 degrees maximum. and my CPU used to never go above 30-33 degrees.

Please help me! i can't afford a new motherboard right now.



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Old January 16, 2013, 06:09 PM
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put a fan over it. seems like the simplest solution. thats how i fixed the issue with my saber-tooth x58

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northbridge (or southbridge) is normally hot... but if its hot (not as burn) when you touch it (dont trust software)... if you concern then add 120mm fan sideway toward it ( or top if better) and it will help a lot...

like i did to my sabertooth...

edit: okay above poster already answered... half...
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Sorry I am unfamiliar with alot of cooling accessories, are there any you suggest for cooling that area? i already ordered 2 new 120mm fans for bottom case air intake and a second one for my radiator for push pull.
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put a fan over it. seems like the simplest solution. thats how i fixed the issue with my saber-tooth x58


hey sorry i was just wondering what i could get to cool that area just looking for something quick and easy but not really sketchy if at all possible.
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Old January 16, 2013, 09:22 PM
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just look at the picture above... just position the fan on the case (outside or inside) where the fan can cool down your NB...


btw just realize you already watercooling your system... you also can buy a block for NB... but fan is cheap job...
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Old January 16, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Okay I just switched from my antec 900 case to the Cooler master storm stryker full tower but... my temps just went through the roof.. which makes absolutely no sense to me.
My guess is that going from the Antec 900 to the Storm Stryker (which is a beauty case btw) you lost some cooling for your mobo because the side panel in your old case had a 120mm fan blowing at it. Now you have nothing. You could either have the side panel modded and add a fan or two..... or get something like this -> Antec Spot Cool Adjustable System Cooler Blue LED 3 Speed 2000-3000RPM 23-33DBA 15-22CFM

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just look at the picture above... just position the fan on the case (outside or inside) where the fan can cool down your NB...

btw just realize you already watercooling your system... you also can buy a block for NB... but fan is cheap job...
Can't add a mobo water block to a closed loop cpu cooler.
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The NB should not be anywhere near 60c at stock FSB voltages and speed. I get those kind of temps when NB is at 450MHz+ and voltage is upped from 1.4 to 1.6v. Check that your BIOS isn't actually overvolting the chip.

Install speedfan and see if you get better readings in software with that program. Check to see if your BIOS reports those temps as well. Currently, my FSB is set to 376MHz at 1.44v and temps in my negative pressure crappy case for the NB are ~48c.
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So you swapped cases and your temps went up a few degrees? 10 degrees isn't unreasonable for a temperature change.

Simple answer is your new case isn't as good as your old one at cooling your stuff.

Make sure you have positive pressure inside the case. I have all fans as intakes except for the cpu exhaust fan.

Adding 2 more fans to my case dropped my cpu temps enough that it runs silently now. Try and figure out how to get better airflow in the case and your temps should drop.

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I just thought of something. Are you running a liquid cooling unit like the H80 with the radiator mounted on the cpu exhaust port? If so, that's your culprit.

Using the cpu exhaust port as an intake for a liquid cooling unit is a double edged sword. You'll be blowing hot air all over the MOFSET and northbridge heatsink, raising their temps, but the LCU works better taking in fresh air, at the cost of a couple of NB/MB degrees.

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My guess is that going from the Antec 900 to the Storm Stryker (which is a beauty case btw) you lost some cooling for your mobo because the side panel in your old case had a 120mm fan blowing at it. Now you have nothing. You could either have the side panel modded and add a fan or two..... or get something like this -> Antec Spot Cool Adjustable System Cooler Blue LED 3 Speed 2000-3000RPM 23-33DBA 15-22CFM



Can't add a mobo water block to a closed loop cpu cooler.
Antec also has this one ( Antec Spot Cool 100 Adjustable System Cooler Blue LED Dual Mode 1000-2000RPM 16-24.8DBA 4.9-9.8CFM ), but note that while it's listed as being less noisy, it also doesn't move anywhere near as much air, however you just need targeted air movement not necessarily a lot of movement.
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