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post #1 of 10
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I have a Gigabye ma-770-us3 rev2.0 board . the VRM are really hot ( cant touch them ) is that normal ? Or should i cool it . And what about the mosfet , and vrm ? please explain me what to cool , and is is necessary , because i have a oced Athlon II X4 620 (2.6Ghz stock) @3.51 Ghz 1.425 volts . i have 6 spare chip coolers . If i need cooling , than where to mount them

The chip coolers ( 6 pcs ) :

The capacitor area ( top side of the boad at the cpu) :

and my case inside ( nice and messy :3 ) :

I just dont know much about the electronics inside a mobo , just basics . So please dont yell at me .
Edited by Darkslayer7 - 6/10/11 at 3:37pm
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post #2 of 10
take a look at this post:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...t-cooling.html
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post #3 of 10
I would wack those heat sinks on them. They still got the sticky pads on the bottom? any way you could strap an 80mm fan up there or something?
post #4 of 10
Yes I would put them on there along with a fan if possible as suggested above cooler the better IMO.
    
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post #5 of 10
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thy are fresh , and new , so the pads are in place . and yea , i can go buy a fan tomorrow . so i just mount those on those black mosfets ? , and what about the vrm's ? they are hot . are they meant to become so hot ?
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post #6 of 10
hot vrm's are hot. lol

Just get those sinks on the mosfets with a small fan close by
post #7 of 10
a little cable management wouldn't hurt either

EDIT: if you can find these somewhere they could work
http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...ad.asp?idx=136
Edited by elson - 6/10/11 at 3:58pm
post #8 of 10
groups of 3 fet's + choke = 1 phase
the small black squares with 3 solder points are the fets.
post #9 of 10
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I think u guys just saved my motherboard . thanks . i will mont those right away . ( anyway my cpu is 95 W , max is 125 , and with coolers i hope the mosfet wont explode )
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post #10 of 10
The little black squares next to the squares that say "R50" = mosfets. Cool those. Fans help a lot.

Don't need to cool the R50's though
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