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how high is too high? I have had this mobo (http://www.msi.com/product/mb/X58A-GD45.html) for about a month now and I literally can't touch the northbridge HS it's too hot! HWmonitor shows it around 80-90c I never paid attention to it until i touched it the other day. I have a old fan from my 939 heatsink but theres just no way i can thinkof attaching it on the HS.
    
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post #2 of 14
use some double sided tape or something. But 80-90c is almost as hot as you want for any chip.
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80-90C is hot.
Look for a better heatsink.
Attatch a little fan blowing directly on the heatsink you currently have with tape.
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My X58 Pro's NB was running at 105c before I removed it replaced the tim and added a 40mm fan.Same goes with my son's X58 Platinum.Worked great brought temp down to the low 60's.
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My X58 Pro's NB was running at 105c before I removed it replaced the tim and added a 40mm fan.Same goes with my son's X58 Platinum.Worked great brought temp down to the low 60's.
yeah I taped on my amd 70mm fan on it for now until I get a new case. Temps dropped down to 55-60. Did you notice anything weird happen while your NB was running at 100+c?
    
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What voltage you have running through it?
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post #7 of 14
I have Sabertooth X58 in a HAF 932 and my north bridge is between 55-60C all the time. But the HAF 932 does have that 240mm fan right over the north bridge.
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id replace the TIM under the heatsink
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post #9 of 14
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yeah I taped on my amd 70mm fan on it for now until I get a new case. Temps dropped down to 55-60. Did you notice anything weird happen while your NB was running at 100+c?
No I did not notice any problems.I did not notice it till I installed Everest and seen the temps that high.I did some research and found it was pretty common for the MSI X58's to run that hot.I could not tell you what voltage was running ti it.I just don't remember.
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post #10 of 14
Buy an H50, and throw it on the NB. That would surely be a cheap way to do water cooling.
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