Originally Posted by xd_1771;13969479
NIKOS can be fine when used on unimportant areas. On many of the lower-end boards (i.e. anything that is not DrMOS) NIKOS is used on the CPU VRMs, this is very dangerous.
I think if it's a thermal pad connecting the VRM heatsink, it can be reused. Might want to clarify at Air Cooling forums though.
Do you know who (ON) are? I can't seem to find any information on them or specs.
I know I won't know for certain what MOSFET's supplying the CPU power are until I remove the HS, but I've seen this same (ON) MOSFET layout under the VRM HS when I was trying to find out more about my board, I didn't bookmark the page for some reason, but someone had stripped the HS and it had these all there, can't confirm if it was my Mobo or one that was sharing the same layout.
Seeing as they're used in the +1 phase, would it be safe to assume they could possibly be supplying the CPU power aswell?
I've only read of ON being used a Driver MOSFET here: -http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherboards/959289-cpu-vrm-mosfets-transistor-discussion.html
(7th paragraph down).
I'm slowly trying to learn more about MOSFET's, as it's intrigues me greatly, and they are an extremely important part of the system, by all accounts.
You'll have to forgive my ignorance, I'm trying to find out more.
Thanks for the reply so far. EDIT:-
Okay, when I Googled "ON Semiconductor", I didn't get anything apart from things with "on" in it, lol. Just found them via datasheetcatalog.net
, (previous searches for top semiconductor companies didn't go well finding this one, lol)
The only numbers on the MOSFET's are 933
. Trying to find out more, but I don't really seem to be getting anywhere with what's imprinted.