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Ok, I am happy with the temps I am now getting with the Hyper TX3. I have overclocked the Pentium 4 650, but any higher, and Prime 95 says that the second thread from the cpu has a fatal error. Does this mean over what I have validated below is not stable? I will be posting a video to youtube explaining what I have done to get it where it is and show you what it does.

BTW, on stock 3.4Ghz the northbridge heatsink is quite hot. At this speed, it is too hot to even touch for 1 second. Is this normal? Or should I somehow try mounting a fan around it?


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Yep, not stable. Needs more volts I'd think, like a very small amount.
If your northbridge is that hot you really should fix the temps on it, get a fan on there like you said.

Oh, tip, you can copy the link in the address bar instead of taking a screen of the Validation from cpuz
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Yep, not stable. Needs more volts I'd think, like a very small amount.
If your northbridge is that hot you really should fix the temps on it, get a fan on there like you said.

Oh, tip, you can copy the link in the address bar instead of taking a screen of the Validation from cpuz
Thanks for the tip. The northbridge cooler is passive and is the same length and width of the actual chip but its 2cm tall. Would there be any aftermarket heatsinks I could buy? And the southbridge chip is completely exposed, and there is no holes to mount a cooler on it. What can I put on it? Or should I just leave the southbridge bare?
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Thanks for the tip. The northbridge cooler is passive and is the same length and width of the actual chip but its 2cm tall. Would there be any aftermarket heatsinks I could buy? And the southbridge chip is completely exposed, and there is no holes to mount a cooler on it. What can I put on it? Or should I just leave the southbridge bare?
Best thing for the NB would be an aftermarket HS, but you'd need to have a decent enough motherboard ot stand a chance of one being available.

As for the SB, unless it gets hot, don't bother, all it handles is hdd's and pci data, etc. But if it is hot, you can get heatsinks with double sided tape, that should be fine.

Optionally, you could experiment and for cheap, get some copper tape, some long nickel or copper plated screws and screw them into your NB HEATSINK (obviously take it off the mobo prior to doing this) I've done this before and it lowered temps by 16'C. Mounted a fan on 4 long screws and the copper tape works.

But anyway, that's something you'd do only if theres nothing available for your mobo. Plus get some good TIM to replace the NB TIM with if you do do the above.


ALSO..
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g40/...ml?id=MyH6njAE
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I have Thermal paste that came with my hyper tx3. Can I use it on the nb heatsink too?
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I have Thermal paste that came with my hyper tx3. Can I use it on the nb heatsink too?
Yes, but one thing, is the heatsink secured down with push pins or is there nothing but a square heatsink attached to the NB?

If there's push pins then the heatsink should come right off easily if not, you could snap the NB and kill your mobo.
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Yes, but one thing, is the heatsink secured down with push pins or is there nothing but a square heatsink attached to the NB?

If there's push pins then the heatsink should come right off easily if not, you could snap the NB and kill your mobo.
There is just 2 push pins there. Could I use the thermal paste from my hyper tx3 or I cant? I think there is thermal tape right there now.
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