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Hello

This is my mb http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3485#ov it considered a budget board.

And the nb heatsink is way too hot, i can't touch it, it's been like this from when i bught it but getting worse, i have repasted it and i think i noticed a difference for a very short time but maybe my mind playing tricks, the cpu heatsink is fine, the ram and g/card have some heat but not too bad, but as i said the nb h/s is way hot. Now i get reboots, artifacts and freezes both in games and usually when having say multiple flash videos open like youtube. I am assuming it'sa heat problem.

I tried changing the ram and no differences, i did come across another forum (google) post where they said they had the same problem.

But i was wondering could a weak or bad psu could cause this?

I did look for a fan / heatsink and found only 2 from china, there are a few fans the right size but it's not sure if they have the right connectors for the m/b.

any ideas?
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Are you running OC's?
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Could be if say the VREG is out of spec.

What EXACT PSU model?
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Not running OC at mo, i did for a while but all bios back at default. PSU is generic. Don't knock generic too hard as they still work just might not have the shelf life of better brands, but it has been like this from start.

I guess all i can do is keep swapping out parts and add a fan till i find out the problem.

The only thing that gets me is why would they sell a board that could potentially overheat. I mean i think it just a bad design on their boards but how could a nb overheat in the first place, doesn't make sense.
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Not running OC at mo, i did for a while but all bios back at default. PSU is generic. Don't knock generic too hard as they still work just might not have the shelf life of better brands, but it has been like this from start.

I guess all i can do is keep swapping out parts and add a fan till i find out the problem.

The only thing that gets me is why would they sell a board that could potentially overheat. I mean i think it just a bad design on their boards but how could a nb overheat in the first place, doesn't make sense.
Generic can mean Delta/FSP/Seasonic as some of them seem to be "generic." It could also mean something like Apevia which is total crap and needs to be destroyed in fire....

Anyway it could be you're putting too much TIM or it could be just a defective motherboard. Could also be too much voltage going to the NB.
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Your right it could be a lot of things and your probably wondering if it's even the n'b being to hot, but i have used a lot of boards over the years and i am suprised it even turns on it so hot to touch. It's really trial and error though i guess. I have seen a thing where people put a fan on the n/b heatsink with an elastic band or so, so might try that to get an idea. I was thinking though that maybe a faulty psu could be adding too much voltage to the board. Unlikely though. I feel it just a bad board. What do you think of something like this, seems to get + and - reviews http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...source=froogle
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Your right it could be a lot of things and your probably wondering if it's even the n'b being to hot, but i have used a lot of boards over the years and i am suprised it even turns on it so hot to touch. It's really trial and error though i guess. I have seen a thing where people put a fan on the n/b heatsink with an elastic band or so, so might try that to get an idea. I was thinking though that maybe a faulty psu could be adding too much voltage to the board. Unlikely though. I feel it just a bad board. What do you think of something like this, seems to get + and - reviews http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...source=froogle
Well It's OOS

Anyway if you can get one it should work better and it will be easier to add a fan(or two) to it so it get's even cooler.
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post #8 of 8
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Looks like could be graphics card, pulled out and switched to o/b and haven't had any problems for a while, was quite a lot of dust in gcard also repasted h/s so will try it later to see if dust was to blame.
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