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[SOLVED] ASUS P8Z68-V LX - Is having no heatsink on the MOSFETs ok?

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I am going to buy a ASUS P8Z68-V LX mobo but I noticed the LE model has a heatsink on the MOSFETs. So my question is will the MOSFETs be ok without a heatsink and not cause any reliability issues? I wont be overclocking and the cpu is a core i3-2105.

ASUS P8Z68-V LX: http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_LX/


Thanks
Edited by mrcooler - 4/29/12 at 11:38am
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Fine for no overclocking. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Fine for no overclocking. smile.gif

Thanks for the super quick reply! I just wanted peace of mind and to know that no one has had a problem with no heatsink mosfets.

How is your i3 btw? does it run games well?
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I have the same motherboard with an i5 2500K and I've been running it at 4.2GHz very slight voltage bump 24/7 with no problems. I do find it kind of silly for Asus to have skimped on what couldn't be more than an $8 heatsink, but it gets the job done as-is.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcooler View Post

Thanks for the super quick reply! I just wanted peace of mind and to know that no one has had a problem with no heatsink mosfets.
How is your i3 btw? does it run games well?

Very well indeed. Gameplays are really smooth. No bottleneck with HD6950 and HD7850. Though it is merely a stepping stone for incoming 3570K.
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I have the same motherboard with an i5 2500K and I've been running it at 4.2GHz very slight voltage bump 24/7 with no problems. I do find it kind of silly for Asus to have skimped on what couldn't be more than an $8 heatsink, but it gets the job done as-is.

Great if it can run a OC 2500k fine then it will run a i3 stock with ease. Thanks
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