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Hi guys,

I am having an issue with overheating related to the main MB chipset (MSI mini motherboard with AMD 880G chipset). For cooling needs I have CM Hyper TX3 EVO on CPU and one Silent Wings 92mm system fan. By running Prime95 and stress testing my system I can see that all component hold their temperatures at norm levels, except this one:

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What happens is that this temp sensor gets to 80+ C and then downclocks my CPU to save itself (note that CPU temp is only at 50 C by then). I can't tell exactly where this temp sensor is located but I suspect it's the main chipset (figured it out by touching the chipset).

So what could I do in this case? Is there any cooling solution for chipsets? And how would they connect (I don't have any free fan slots left on my MB/PC)?. Can I somehow disable certain chipset features from BIOS to lower the temps?

Thanks.
post #2 of 26
VRMs need cooling badly here

Its an MSI board, so it may catastrophically fail.

http://www.overclock.net/t/943109/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-125w-tdp-processors

http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list

Seriously stop running p95 now and consider underclocking or locking cores on your cpu.

Removing your tower style cpu cooler (and going with a downdraft cooler like the stock one) may help VRM temps dramatically.

The Gemin11 would be good

Also these to stick on your VRMs for additional cooling
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 4/30/12 at 10:01am
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Fill out your system specs. Case airflow is important, as well as VRM cooling. What CPU? Are you using the onboard GPU?
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post

Fill out your system specs. Case airflow is important, as well as VRM cooling. What CPU? Are you using the onboard GPU?

onboard GPU wouldnt matter as Prime95 doesnt stress the GPU. This is VRM related I'm sure.
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^ Watch out.  Too many fans/splits and you'll trip the amperage limit per header!  Don't just carelessly start using splitters haha

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^ Watch out.  Too many fans/splits and you'll trip the amperage limit per header!  Don't just carelessly start using splitters haha

Naturally. Hah, i was wondering when you'd post here. Right up your alley thumb.gif
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post #8 of 26
If it has a heatsink, then just replace the thermal paste...it should help a bit. (Try MX-4 or Gelid GC-Extreme)
post #9 of 26
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Thanks for the replies.

You can see my CPU and motherboard in the screenshot above. I have a GeForce GTX 460 on board, but since Prime95 is a CPU test only I thought it's irrelevant?

I just found this:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2754&product_name=Blue%20Ice

Could this help combined with a fan splitter?

Note, that I am not looking to overclock this system, just to get it stable as is.
Edited by simast - 4/30/12 at 10:17am
post #10 of 26
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If it has a heatsink, then just replace the thermal paste...it should help a bit. (Try MX-4 or Gelid GC-Extreme)

Do you mean CPU heatsink? I don't have any issues with CPU cooling (and the thermal paste has been re-applied today).
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