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post #1 of 10
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Was just wondering if anyone knew if my chipset for my motherboard (dfi lanparty dk p45-t2rs) is running hot when its above 40c when im gaming. It is heatpiped but not sure if this is normal.... seen it hit 50c at times. If so any help/hints to cool it down would be helpful. Thanks.
post #2 of 10
40C ok, but 50C is a little warm. Do you have air blowing across your motherboard at all?
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I have my case fans, one of the cooling fins on the heatpipe system is infront of the rear case fan pulling air out. And currently my stock cpu fan that im changing out to the cosair hydro cooler in a couple days (once its here). Other than that, nothing directly on it.
post #4 of 10
50c is nothing to worry about, p45 runs about 46-52c under load without issue. At least its not an nvidia chip-set, those can run up to 100c under load.
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Good to know. If it gets higher than that when i change out my cpu cooler, should i look at getting a small fan to put on it?
post #6 of 10
Ya those temps are perfectly fine, especially with no fan dedicated to it. If it goes up to around 60c i would get a fan for it or replace the stock thermal paste if you haven't already.
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post #7 of 10
Always a good idea to have some air blowing across your motherboard, even just a little bit. RAM, voltage regulators, and chipsets need some love too. They can bite you even if you have the coldest CPU.
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post #8 of 10
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ok, so what would be the recommendation then to achieve air blowing across the board specifically the chipset and regulators? Considering im using the antec p180 case and i do have all the fans utilized.
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lol....thanks for the photo
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