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Some cases such as mine for example already accommodate a fan on the backside pointing at the socket.

I suppose you could put heatsinks on the back if you used thermal pads but clearance would be a whole other issue.

Shouldn't have to go through all that just to get satisfactory performance from a board that was supposedly engineered and then marketed for overclocking purposes.

I know I'm having decent results right now but I've only had mine up and running for about 3 weeks. It was fresh from RMA when I got it so now reading through this thread I'm scared this thing is going to slowly cook itself to death. Here in a few days I'm going to redo my fan setup and take a closer look at my VRM heatsinks and see what I can do to stem off any problems before they start, hopefully. Already have contingency plans to just buy a new board altogether in a few months, if I make it that far.

Right now I've just got a spare 80mm rigged up over the NB...


Good point. when it comes to stand-off height and things lining up it's all about the case. For years I've been reading MOBO reviews of guys griping about standoffs not being
included with their new mainboard and I always thought, "yeah, what's up with that?" duh. there's actually a really good reason standoffs come with cases and not mobos.rolleyessmileyanim.gif
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Runelotus: That cooler looks like just the thing to cool those VRMs. I already have the Enzotech cooler and even with 3 120mm fans in that corner of the case of 56, 74, and 110cfm rating I can not take an FX8350 above 4.5 ghz because those VRMs are at their thermal limit. In normal use they sit right at 60C and start throttling at 65C.
I have also run into issues with the unstable V3 bios.

PS: How is that HR-09 bolted down?
Put a 70 mm 2000+ RPM fan directly on top of VRM heat-sink and you'll Prime at 4.5 Ghz unless you have over 30 degrees ambient temperature.
Look for this baby..
http://www.recom.nl/images/rc-7015bw_p.jpg

It is very silent (2000 RPM / 26 CFM / below 30 db) compared to those AMD boxed Coolermasters that go up to 6250 RPM and allows me to Prime @ 4600 Mhz as I write!
Edited by sabinus - 5/17/13 at 4:36pm
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Package temp should normally be ~10 degrees hotter than TMPIN1 (socket). Your mileage may vary on this though.

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I disagree with that. In full load package and socket temps should be very close. They go about 2-3 degrees apart from each other during Prime.
This is true as long as you keep LLC at "Regular"
Edited by sabinus - 5/17/13 at 4:38pm
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I'm not sure that would be a good idea. It's on air and there is only 50-55mm between 2 -120mm fans there. It might be possible to mount a small fan underneath those big fans pointing up at the 120mm exhaust fan on top. But all I really need is something tall enough to get into the wind tunnel created by those two big fans.
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Alright after some gaming I looked at my CPU temp and Temp 3 and they scaled the same with a .1-7 difference. For instance my CPU temp maxed at 50.4C while Temp 3 hit just 50C.
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Got up a while ago and am having a bad morning. The bios did not want to recognize the Noctua PWM fan then AMD ECC did not want to enable crossfire. I still think this UD3 is dying since it can not even control fans anymore. Finally got everything working, read the new posts here and did a quick stress test.
I use OCCT because it uses these nice graphs. They show that the package and TMPIN2 are very close but not the same. Also, note the throttling using the small data set. Here is another one using the medium data set. I am on air, not water.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Your CPU Vcore goes too high.. lower it to max at 1.44 V to diminish throttling . I recommend you to lower it from AMD overdrive. It seems more granular than GB Bios.
I also have Noctua air cooler.

As for the 70 mm fan.. trust me, I have Noctua NH-D14 and I put the little cooler directly on top of the VRM HS between the Noctua's pipes and the MB's left margin. It fits in my case.
Moreover, in the TT Xaser case that I previously owned I fitted a 80 mm slim fan that covered the area even better.

Ultimately I plan to replace my 120 mm back exhaust fan with a slim 120x15 mm just to allow me to put back the old Glacialtech 80mm 2700 RPM fan that seemed to cool better than the 70 mm.
Edited by sabinus - 5/17/13 at 5:07pm
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I dont know what all the hype is over these boards.. I had two UD3s and still use a D3 to use as a backup.
I don't know about the higher end models they might be great, but changing from a UD3 to a asrock extreme 4 has been nothing short of a a godsend

Both the UD3s had overheating issues one fried on 1.35 cpu voltage
and the replacement was just as hot and didn't give me much room for an over clock... so I sold it to an unsuspecting victim before it died lol

And I got the D3 when the first UD3 died and I had no mobo while the RMA was happening, never really tried overclocking much on it, due to its power phase... I dont think many people would try it on such a low end board anyway so no beefs with the D3 it did its purpose... low end no frills board...

But what I had heard about the UD3 was it was a "spectacular budget board for overclocking" that I cannot vouch for in any way.
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Well just to make it a bit weirder, under load if my package temp is 60c, my cpu socket temp is only 45c, but my tempin2 hits 72c. So is tempin 2 now cpu socket?? With my old Phenom 955 both "CPU" temps pretty much lined up.
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Well just to make it a bit weirder, under load if my package temp is 60c, my cpu socket temp is only 45c, but my tempin2 hits 72c. So is tempin 2 now cpu socket?? With my old Phenom 955 both "CPU" temps pretty much lined up.
It seems that you've got serious throttling there, that's why cpu socket temp is only 45. Monitor with AMD OD --> CPU Status during Burn and see what I'm talking about. Look at the frequency / Multi and see how often it drops!
This happens because you've set VCore too high .. I see 1.488 max there.. it's too much even for 4600 Mhz. Drop it to ~1.45V max and set LLC to "Regular" and HPC to "Enabled".
Test again!
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