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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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    Asus M5A97evo
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    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
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    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #3681 of 10121
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Originally Posted by laurie View Post

Vcore isn't the CPU Voltage or temperature. There are Vcore-1 and Vcore-2 . They refer to two sections of the VRMs. If that were my CPU it would have shut off. My CPU core was at about 58c which is fine.

you are right... my bad... i made some research... vcore 1 and 2... i think they are vrm's and northbridge...
     
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post #3682 of 10121
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Vcore isn't the CPU Voltage or temperature. There are Vcore-1 and Vcore-2 . They refer to two sections of the VRMs. If that were my CPU it would have shut off. My CPU core was at about 58c which is fine.

you are right... my bad... i made some research... vcore 1 and 2... i think they are vrm's and northbridge...

I believe there are 2 core sensors one on the top and one the bottom. Then the NB has its own temp sensor
post #3683 of 10121
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I believe there are 2 core sensors one on the top and one the bottom. Then the NB has its own temp sensor

still, she had her vcore 1 temp on 80ºC... something's not quite right... if i had to guess, the same temp that reads her 80ºC, mine reads 40ºC TOPS.. without any extra fan
     
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post #3684 of 10121
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still, she had her vcore 1 temp on 80ºC... something's not quite right... if i had to guess, the same temp that reads her 80ºC, mine reads 40ºC TOPS.. without any extra fan

Mine gets to low 60's but 80 is too hot. Makes me think the heat sink isn't seated right
post #3685 of 10121
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Mine gets to low 60's but 80 is too hot. Makes me think the heat sink isn't seated right

could be... or some REALLY bad airflow...
     
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post #3686 of 10121
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could be... or some REALLY bad airflow...

With an 80 mm fan blowing on it though it should be cooler than 58. Might be beneficial to take off the vrm heat sink and reapply thermal paste. See if that helps, if not, then reduce the amount of juice running through it
post #3687 of 10121
Thanks guys. Yeah I will have a look at removing the heatsinks. I will have a search and see if anyone else has pulled them off. Sounds like 80c is far too hot if you are both getting between 40-60.
I'm talking full Far Cry 3 load not idle. Current idle is 25c

I'm going to need to find a long thermal pad!

Not my picture BTW.


Edited by laurie - 11/30/12 at 5:00pm
post #3688 of 10121
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Originally Posted by laurie View Post

Thanks guys. Yeah I will have a look at removing the heatsinks. I will have a search and see if anyone else has pulled them off. Sounds like 80c is far too hot if you are both getting between 40-60.
I'm talking full Far Cry 3 load not idle. Current idle is 25c

I'm going to need to find a long thermal pad!

Not my picture BTW.


i am pretty sure someone replaced the thermal material under the vrms earlier and just used arctic silver 5. you might page back a few a see.
post #3689 of 10121
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Originally Posted by laurie View Post

Thanks guys. Yeah I will have a look at removing the heatsinks. I will have a search and see if anyone else has pulled them off. Sounds like 80c is far too hot if you are both getting between 40-60.
I'm talking full Far Cry 3 load not idle. Current idle is 25c
I'm going to need to find a long thermal pad!
Not my picture BTW.

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i am pretty sure someone replaced the thermal material under the vrms earlier and just used arctic silver 5. you might page back a few a see.

as i remembered... using thermal flux is better than thermal paste in this cases... i believe arctic cooling has some solution for it.... and yes...

laurie, are you using a custom loop? i was checking your gallery, and i saw an old rig.. are you using that same loop? why not ordering a northbridge block?
     
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post #3690 of 10121
yea that was my question. i have read alot of people have had to add fans because of water loops, the vrms are not getting enough airflow . it isnt that uncommon. from what i have read. i second the "there are better materials to use that AS5 on these"

not from personal experiance but i have read some horror stories of *stuff* went wrong.
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