Originally Posted by Ultracarpet
Originally Posted by KyadCK
No temp on that list went over 60C, the Northbridge is good for into the 80s.
His CPU's temps didn't even pass 50C, they are certainly not a problem.
You do not need a spot fan at all
on the 990FXA-UD3.
Better thermal paste and a spot fan will lower temps, but not a single thing on his screenshot is outside safe boundaries, or even close to it. If numbers like those freaked you out, then you don't know what the safe temps are on your hardware.
Honestly i didn't even click his picture (which i should have). I just assumed, as my northbridge temps would go north of 90c about 10 seconds of priming at stock... that his would be more or less the same. I will agree and disagree on the spot fan. I realize now he probably isn't going to overclock, and if he does it won't be very much... so a spot fan for him probably is not needed. But if the overclock is going north of 1.5v i get throttling within 10 minutes of prime unless i have a spot fan on the vrms. I have read more than a few people that wrecked their UD3's due to their vrms exploding, before vrm protection was added to the bios. If you google throttling issues with the UD3, I'm not alone. So saying it doesn't need a spot fan at all is a stretch.
I also should have just directed him to the gigabyte 990fxa owners club. sorry.
You're talking to the person who runs 1.525v 24/7 with no throttling, and 1.65v for benching with no throttling, and no spot fan for the past several months. Experience trumps Google.
As for your northbridge, sounds like you bumped the heatsink too hard and it's no longer making solid contact. (And I assume you fixed it, so moot point anyway)
Originally Posted by alcal
Thanks for all the tips guys. I plugged the same components into my x58 rig and they work great so I think thr issue is in the mobo if not in the cpu. It had also not been resetting properly after crashing during a stress test so i think the board had issues from the start
Ya, that's really unfortunate... When your new MB gets there, try to RMA your ASRock and see if you can sell it, make up for some of the cost of the new board.
Or hang on to it until you get 10 more rep here on OCN and sell it in the marketplace, I'm sure someone would take a discount 990FX Fatal1ty.
Anyway, now I can see my CPU.