Originally Posted by Alastair
Anyboard will need additional cooling once you start to get close to the 4.8GHz mark. The Sabertooth is no different. But once you add that cooling you will have additional thermal headroom for days.
IN YOUR particular case. Your temps are very high and possibly unhealthy. Yes they may be spikes. But they are still high. Yes we all know Vishera's are tough cookies. But I still personally wouldn't be comfortable running that high. (Yes says the one literally murdering an M5A99FX for 4.95GHz.) What you need to do is help that overburdened 212 to cool better. Something a lot of us know in here is the motherboard conducts some of the heat from your CPU out the back of the board and socket. This 1. negatively impacts your VRM temps and 2. gives you high socket temps which ultimately limits overclockability cause sockets throttle in the 75c-78C on ASUS boards. What you are going to do is the following.
1. Add a VRM fan. Take the stock CPU fan and stick it to your VRM's somehow.
2.Then add a backside socket fan. There are many ways you can do this. You ccan mod your side panel to accept a fan. If you do not want to do this you can use a smaller fan that will fit in behind the side panel.
And you will keep these on when you move to water cooling because these become EVEN more important when you are water cooled.
Whilst Alistair keeps things neat and tidy, Dr Frankenstien here goes for the ugly monster rig!
I've two 50 mm fans on my VRMs and a stock fan blowing on my northbridge and the back of my GPU,
The back of the Mobo gets a 120 mm fan to blow on the back of the socket and the Rear of the VRM's.
The rear of the case has a fan placed where the I/O cover should be to pull the air blown over the VRM's and also the air from the back of the board.
I have four 200 mm fans as inlet, one top mounted 200 mm fan as outlet and I hae even fitted a small fan on the southbridge.
As I only have a H80i its the only way I can keep my 5.0 stable. But it works (but everyone just goes "yuck that's ugly!").
But if you think that's a lot of fans wait till you see what Musimus has planned