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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

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post #6731 of 10135
Out of curiosity would anyone know what thickness the mosfet thermal pad is?
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post #6732 of 10135
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

Out of curiosity would anyone know what thickness the mosfet thermal pad is?

Goes around 1 - 2mm I think.
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Yes thank you. Hopefully thay drop. And by the way im in the philippnes maybe thats why my computer is running hot..

Yo.. Don't be too ashamed about your temps..
Even watercoolers in the country face the issue.

I have to open the main door of the house and place the computer at the doorstep to catch some good air to test my oc.
post #6733 of 10135
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

Out of curiosity would anyone know what thickness the mosfet thermal pad is?

Goes around 1 - 2mm I think.

Actually you can get them in even thinner or thicker sizes. Ive used some thermal tape thats way thinner than notebook paper.
    
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Actually you can get them in even thinner or thicker sizes. Ive used some thermal tape thats way thinner than notebook paper.

I was talking about the stock VRM cooler when i removed mine (cpu cooler required it) i kinds ripped it a bit and i ended up cutting a chunk out of an unused part to cover 1 Transistor and I'd rather get a new pad for safety sake.
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post #6735 of 10135
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Goes around 1 - 2mm I think.
Yo.. Don't be too ashamed about your temps..
Even watercoolers in the country face the issue.

I have to open the main door of the house and place the computer at the doorstep to catch some good air to test my oc.

Yes thank you..
post #6736 of 10135
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personally i jut recommend using a 60mm ( or so, i used a 120mm ) fan you can put a screw through the slots on the heatsink, use double sided tape to adhere it, or me i use zip ties
you will want a high static pressure fan fyi
although it does have good vrms i always recommend a fan esp at 4.6+ghz with enough of an oc any chip, intel or amd needs actively cooled vrms

I don't have a fan and mine have never even gotten to 47C the hottest i ever seen them was Vcore 1 showing 46C when i was running prime95 but i do recommend a fan as well especially for the 8 core chips.
try actually pushing the chip
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personally i jut recommend using a 60mm ( or so, i used a 120mm ) fan you can put a screw through the slots on the heatsink, use double sided tape to adhere it, or me i use zip ties
you will want a high static pressure fan fyi
although it does have good vrms i always recommend a fan esp at 4.6+ghz with enough of an oc any chip, intel or amd needs actively cooled vrms

Do you have a pic of your rig with the fan mounting? I'd like to see that if you do.

Mike

several

you can snug it in/wedge it in, set it on gpu, screw it in to the HS, double sided tape, anyway you can now i am much lazier, i just block them



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Out of curiosity would anyone know what thickness the mosfet thermal pad is?

Goes around 1 - 2mm I think.

Actually you can get them in even thinner or thicker sizes. Ive used some thermal tape thats way thinner than notebook paper.

he wanted to know the stock pad size
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post #6737 of 10135
I thought I was the only one that just ploped a 120mm fan in there like that... mine is more at the bottom of the vrm's aiming up since I have an exhaust fan just above my vrm's it works well that way... but seriously I don't need it unless I'm gaming for hours on end... then its the gpu in the case that's the problem... it generates a lot of heat and even with soo many exhaust fans on my rig ambients will reach 35C inside the case, normal is around 27-29C.
post #6738 of 10135
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try actually pushing the chip
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you can snug it in/wedge it in, set it on gpu, screw it in to the HS, double sided tape, anyway you can now i am much lazier, i just block them
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he wanted to know the stock pad size

how is running pime95 not pushing the chip?
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I thought I was the only one that just ploped a 120mm fan in there like that...

My 70mm fan is mounted somewhat like that, except I drilled 4 5/32" holes in the back of the case and used thin electrical ties to secure the fan. Then another couple of ties to angle the fan a bit. Its a very secure three point mount, heh.

When drilling the case without removing the mobo, I make a cage out of tape to catch any and all drill filings. smile.gif
    
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My 70mm fan is mounted somewhat like that, except I drilled 4 5/32" holes in the back of the case and used thin electrical ties to secure the fan. Then another couple of ties to angle the fan a bit. Its a very secure three point mount, heh.

When drilling the case without removing the mobo, I make a cage out of tape to catch any and all drill filings. smile.gif

If i put a fan on the back can i take off the front fan? I just dont like the looks. Hehehe.
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