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Ok, well I have noticed that my northbridge is EXTREMELY hot and is difficult to touch for too long.

Should I be concerned or if the heatsink is hot does that mean it is working properly?
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Ok, well I have noticed that my northbridge is EXTREMELY hot and is difficult to touch for too long.

Should I be concerned or if the heatsink is hot does that mean it is working properly?
Most NB run hot, If you think its a concern then get maybe an antec spot cool on there. Your Overclock will be making the NB work more, Im guessing that you put more volts through it.

Hot heat-sink means that the heat is been transferred correctly. If it was cold and chip was hot that would be a worry.
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Most NB run hot, If you think its a concern then get maybe an antec spot cool on there. Your Overclock will be making the NB work more, Im guessing that you put more volts through it.

Hot heat-sink means that the heat is been transferred correctly. If it was cold and chip was hot that would be a worry.
Well, I did not put any more voltage through at all, it is just fine at 1.1.

I have it running at 2500mhz and obv cpu at 4ghz. It is stable, but is definitely working hard.
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