Ideas? Yeah, watercooling the vrm nb arear, but I'm loathe to try those universal blocks and a specifick one for the 990FX Saberkitten has yet to be seen... At first glance, the vrm/nb block for the Gigabyte 990FX UD7 seems like it might fit, but on closer inspection of pictures on the web has me worried about the mounting holes...
You could always try remounting the vrm/nb block and replacing the sloppy stock TIM with a better grade one. Be sure to use an non-conductive one (non is far stretch: best to say as less conductive as possible.) MX-4 is up for the job, I think, but very spread sensitive. Noctua's NT-H1 doesn't care much for spread, but I'm not certain of it's conductivity.
If you can find it, Coollink's Chillaramic is a very good one: I used it on after market gpu coolers, but it's hard to get nowadays (EOL, I'd guess).
Originally Posted by wolvers
Having a bit of trouble here with CPU and VCORE-1 temps. I've been tweaking voltages this evening and managed to reduce core temps by 4 or 5 degrees, to mid 50s during stress testing, but I'm still getting CPU temp at 64 (warnings pop up at 65) and VCORE-1 as high as 76 (warnings pop up at 80). VCORE-2 is 59 and USB3.0-1 is 53, so all quite hot in the same area of the board.
I've got a fan pointing straight at the CPU socket as well, as these appear to be motherboard temps, so I'm not sure where to go from here. I was hoping to push more voltages for higher clocks but I can't like this. I've ordered a higher speed fan to see if that helps for stress testing, and maybe I should be considering a spot fan. Any ideas welcome.