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What benefits do you think you will see by connecting the heat sinks via a heat pipe? Sure if you can me it look good it will be awesome but I'm doubtful of any noticeable performance gains. I'd be very interested to see it done though!
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No no, not performance gains, lower temps. Right now the chipset has 43°C, so I wanna have lower temps.
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I just mesure the temp of the NB heatsink using a laser-infrared thermometer and it shows 68ºC (its a little high for my taste ).... so now i wanna see if there is a chance to change the heatsink for another more efficient.
post #724 of 12377
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Originally Posted by Benz View Post
No no, not performance gains, lower temps. Right now the chipset has 43°C, so I wanna have lower temps.
If you think VRMs run any cooler, you would be surprised.

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Originally Posted by GaToMaLaCo View Post
I just mesure the temp of the NB heatsink using a laser-infrared thermometer and it shows 68ºC (its a little high for my taste ).... so now i wanna see if there is a chance to change the heatsink for another more efficient.
68C Is a little warm, not an issue but I understand. Your best and cheapest bet would be to just put a fan up in that area. The fan from an AMD stock cooler works great.
post #725 of 12377
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68C Is a little warm, not an issue but I understand. Your best and cheapest bet would be to just put a fan up in that area. The fan from an AMD stock cooler works great.
I was thinking the same... however my noctua D14 doesnt leave much free space there...

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Hmm, just noticed I hadn't submitted a validation, and still remain on the "unofficial" member list. Still working on this oc w/ the 1090. Fully Linx/OCCT stable @ 4.18 Ghz so far. 3080 Mhz NB, with mem @ 1760 Mhz 6-6-6-17-35 (1T). Not a bad start



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Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 8/9/11 at 4:13pm
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Hello, I'm currently thinking of buying the GA-990FXA-UD5 and I have a couple of questions.
If you take a look at my Sig-System.. I have a SilverArrow heatsink.
Will I have any problems when putting together the system when using this motherboard?

Is there enough room around the RAM slots / the closest PCIe slot?
 
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If you think VRMs run any cooler, you would be surprised.
Not the VRMs, the NB is hot on touch so I'm gonna make myself a heatpipe.
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Hmm, just noticed I hadn't submitted a validation, and still remain on the "unofficial" member list. Still working on this oc w/ the 1090. Fully Linx/OCCT stable @ 4.18 Ghz so far. 3080 Mhz NB, with mem @ 1760 Mhz 6-6-6-17-35 (1T). Not a bad start



http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1945608

Nice what bios are you using? Got mine installed today about hour ago ud5
. Def better then my 870a-ud3
post #730 of 12377
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Hello, I'm currently thinking of buying the GA-990FXA-UD5 and I have a couple of questions.
If you take a look at my Sig-System.. I have a SilverArrow heatsink.
Will I have any problems when putting together the system when using this motherboard?

Is there enough room around the RAM slots / the closest PCIe slot?
Both UD5 and UD3 have almost the same layout. I have a UD3 with a Noctua D14 and i can say there is room for ram sticks and caps around the socket.

However, since your silver arrow and my noctua D14 tend to move the air out of the case and out of the socket you wanna consider lower the fan located between the radiators so can blow some air to the VRM heatsink or the NB heatsink. (depending the orientation of the silverarrow itself)


@Benz
Yeah its really hot! around 68ºC at idle! well its summer here... but it worry me a little.
Edited by GaToMaLaCo - 8/10/11 at 3:38am
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