Originally Posted by Nightykk
Yah, another option would indeed be water cooling on them, but uhm. Let's just say that except for my h100 on the CPU (which really took me a damned long time to dare trying), I'm not really thrilled about water in my computer / waterphobia when it comes to that? ^^
I've always wanted like a backup when it comes to my cooling, for CPU coolers I've always had a cooler with 2 fans, like my old Cooler Master Gemin II, or Mugen 2 and so on. But they just got bigger and bigger, and started creating hotspots on the motherboard cause of killing the airflow over the board, like I had a major one between the Mugen 2 and my graphic card that I wanted to get rid off, that's where the h100 came in.
How sure are you about 8x 8x, and also, any of you got any clues how it'd affect performance going from 16x 16x, to 16x + 8x, or 8x + 8x?
Next up is a new PSU with 4 PCI'e cables so I can kill those molex converters.
(Corsair AX760 or 860)
dont know about performance dont want to learn lol
however right now you have a very cheap ( not ment to offend ) pump and only 1 of them. with a custom loop you can put 2+ pumps in and as many fans as you want. so there is your backup. if you are careful and ask advice .... and change your o rings now and then ( every few years ish depending on the coolant. ) you will never have a problem.
Originally Posted by Pudfark
Seeking some experienced advice here. I've been hanging out on the Gigabyte 990FX thread.
I have a GA 990FX UD3 rev 1.1 board and it's dying from hot VRMs. Does this Sabertooth 990FX r2.0 Gen3
have a problem with overheating VRM's? I've googled this problem and have found nothing to suggest that it does.
I'm hours away from ordering this board and any thoughts, help or advice would be much appreciated. Gonna stuff
my 8350 in it with a Corsair H110 liquid cooler. Thanx All
i think all amd boards need active vrm cooling if ocing heavily ( just my opinion ) . i can tell you that my vrms were in the 90ish deg. before i added a fan . does not take much i know ppl who say they have added a 40mm fan and it did wonders (*2 fans acctually) doesnt take much just some air movement. as for me i had an old 775 cm fan that is something like 3500rpms i have it on my mobo and my mobo does well with speed reg. it is lound as hell but works great!~ never see the vrms above 60 ( or near for that matter ) even when i hit 1.55-1.6v with ultra or extreme llc
Originally Posted by cab2
They're both good mobos, Gigabyte is better hardware, the Sabertooth has better BIOS and fan control. How do you know the VRMs are dying? 8350 @ 4.6 how may watts is it drawing at the wall?
i would be willing to argue with you about giga having better hardware. i would say they at least have equal hardware. but i can tell you i put my mobo through hell and it does not even blink... add in the direct key ( see link in my sig for an awesome mod for this ) and bios update without cpu/ ram needed and i would say imo they are much better then giga . add in the 5 year warranty and i dont know how you can go wrong...... ( saberkitty i mean )
Originally Posted by cab2
You can get a kill-a-watt for a few bucks, it will tell you how much power the mobo is using, you can see the effect of overclocking. Also, try AIDA64, it gives you the temps from all the "radar" sensors, there are 2 for the VRMs, I think they call it Temp1 & 2, I wouldn't worry unless they're both over 80C.
i much prefer hwinfo64 but that is just personal preference.