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Sabertooth X58 Northbridge Overheating

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So long story short, the reason why my comuter locks up 10 minutes after playing BF3 was because my northbridge heats up. Placing a 120mm FAN on my GPU and pointing it towards my NB seems to do the trick but I'm looking for a more permanent solution. I've notice a screw hole on the NB heatsink, any compatible fans for that? I know there have been other threads but all of them are just people saying that the NB can withstand high temps and other stuff like that.
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If your NB keeps overheating you should RMA the board. My sabertooth 990 runs 3.1ghz on the NB at 1.45v and it never exceeds 50C even with 72hrs of close to full CPU/GPU load. SO that is not normal for it to overheat like that. There are Active chipset coolers with little fans and I have even seen chip set water blocks. But those seem like overkill. though not as overkill as dual heatpipe coolers for ram.
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QuickSilver X1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k C1 4.6GHz @1.344v Sabertooth X79 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti SC SLI 900/2106 Dominator 1866 16GB 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB 'Cuda 320GB XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 push/pull + Alphacool UT60 ... Win 7 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE198D 19" Samsung 920NW 19" Samsung 906BW 19" Logitech G510s 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850M Carbide 400R Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Corsair MM200 
AudioOther
Bose Music Monitor Nuforce Icon HDP 
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Phenom II x6 1090T BE Sabertooth 990FX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Corsair Veangence Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB  Lite ON 16x DVD-R/RW ThermalRight Silver Arrow Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Syncmaster 921BW 19" & Syncmaster 965 19" and S... Apple aluminum wired keyboard Corsair TX650 Silverstone TJ05 with window and thermal contro... 
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If your NB keeps overheating you should RMA the board. My sabertooth 990 runs 3.1ghz on the NB at 1.45v and it never exceeds 50C even with 72hrs of close to full CPU/GPU load. SO that is not normal for it to overheat like that. There are Active chipset coolers with little fans and I have even seen chip set water blocks. But those seem like overkill. though not as overkill as dual heatpipe coolers for ram.
The thing is I had no air at all blowing towards my NB and the heatsink was extremely hot. Now the heatsink and the heatpipes are almost cool to the touch, maybe a little warmer than room temp.
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