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You dont need airflow across the chipset heatsinks as the chipset itself does not get hot at all. p67 runs very cool. The vrms may heat up a bit depending on the board, but any board with 12+phases wont heat up enough to require a heatsink, unless your doing some extreme overclocking with ln2 or dice. But generally the sandy bridge chips dont draw enough power to stress the vrms all that much. In fact most of the p67/z68 board could run without any passive heatsinks. Its more of a sales gimmick, and for aesthetics.
In fact p67/z68 high amount of power phases is sort of a gimmick as well. Anything over 12 is just overkill, unless you are exteme overclocking.

After reading through the rest of this thread, I dont think the failure was caused by anything you did. I dont think you abused the board enough to cause damage like that. Maybe just a defect. I have had a board or two crap out on me like yours did for no apparent reason. Usually when stress testing.

Good luck with your rma.
Edited by AliceInChains - 8/14/11 at 10:55pm
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You dont need airflow across the chipset heatsinks as the chipset itself does not get hot at all. p67 runs very cool. The vrms may heat up a bit depending on the board, but any board with 12+phases wont heat up enough to require a heatsink, unless your doing some extreme overclocking with ln2 or dice. But generally the sandy bridge chips dont draw enough power to stress the vrms all that much. In fact most of the p67/z68 board could run without any passive heatsinks. Its more of a sales gimmick, and for aesthetics.
This.

As some people know already, aesthetics is what I was after when I bought the EVO instead of the Pro. It wasn't that big of a difference in price for me, so I didn't mind.


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In fact p67/z68 high amount of power phases is sort of a gimmick as well. Anything over 12 is just overkill, unless you are exteme overclocking.
This!

To expand on "extreme overclocking", that is done by using LN2 (liquid nitrogen), or DICE (dry ice) and other forms of sub-zero cooling.
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Yes I'm hoping the RMA goes well. Only ever had one other component that I needed to RMA and it was gone for months. In light of this I've brought a cheap gigabyte board to keep me going in the mean time.
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