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Old October 31, 2008, 02:20 AM
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So i recently watercooled my cpu, and threw some swiftech mc21's on my mosfets. My question is what are these things in the picture, during some prime95, they are hitting 70degrees C, and the mosfets are hitting 60 (might throw some active cooling on em) Im considering cutting up some mc21s or if they fit span them across these little things whatever they are. Any clue?

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i'd say voltage regulators
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Old October 31, 2008, 02:30 AM
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I googled voltage regulators, i think your right. "8 phase" that may explain why theres 8 of them?
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Old October 31, 2008, 02:31 AM
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I googled voltage regulators, i think your right. "8 phase" that may explain why theres 8 of them?
Yup. Its normal for them to get toasty but if you water cool your going to want to add as much additional cooling to your case to cool them or put something on them to cool them.
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Those are voltage regulators, I would recommend under WC to attach a passive heatsink onto them, since some of them do run very hot
8 phase = 8 regulators.
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Throw some of these babies on- they work well
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Old October 31, 2008, 08:50 AM
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Nice, i do have some of those laying around, ill do that. Thanks!
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Yeah, if you're pushing them hard enough that they're heating up, you should probably consider some passive cooling. Especially the CPU is water-cooled, which eliminates the airflow that a heatsink would normally create. Those ramsinks do a good job, but make sure they're secure - you don't want a piece of copper suddenly breaking off and shorting out something else. Thermal epoxy is nice, and if you cut it 50/50 with Arctic Silver 5, it can usually be carefully twisted off without any damage to the components.
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Or you can get 50m of thermal tape at NCIX for attaching those pesky sinks
NCIX.com - Buy Sekisui Thermal Double Sided Tape Sekisui Product Code 5760 25MM (1IN) X 50 Meter Roll - SEKISUI-5760 In Canada.
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I picked some of that thermal tape, want to see what all the hype is about :)
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