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While we are on the subject.. How do I manually measure my VRM/Chipset temp? I dont feel that the info I get from CPU-Z (and others) are correct.
Also, what temps are acceptable?

This is from z77 and not z87.. but more or less same deal:

Could I measure the temps of this heatsink and get a good idea of chipset temp?

Id rather not put any ugly fans on it tongue.gif

Do anyone know if I can get a water block for this card?
I will probably stick with the original block if temps are fine smile.gif I like to look of the dragon.
 
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post #6732 of 10491

Mobo VRM's and Chipsets don't need active cooling unless you're doing some extreme OC'ing. If you wanted to measure the temps of the VRM's, i'd say maybe unscrew the heatsink, stick a temp probe to the side of a VRM, & screw the heatsink back in. Then test it. Dunno about the PCH. Maybe somewhere near the chipset but not touching the heatsink would work. 

 

I think EK had a block planned for that board but ended up having to cancel it due to too many blocks needed and not enough people making them. Don't see too many Mainstream MSI Blocks. Sometimes their flagships get blocks, but not even then that often i don't think.

    
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post #6733 of 10491
that pch only uses 4.1 Watt of power
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edit: remove the heatsink and measure screw hole distance. There might be some universal water blocks out there..might. But as kpoeticg said, it's not really needed.
Edited by SortOfGrim - 1/16/14 at 1:57am
post #6734 of 10491
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Mobo VRM's and Chipsets don't need active cooling unless you're doing some extreme OC'ing. If you wanted to measure the temps of the VRM's, i'd say maybe unscrew the heatsink, stick a temp probe to the side of a VRM, & screw the heatsink back in. Then test it. Dunno about the PCH. Maybe somewhere near the chipset but not touching the heatsink would work. 

I think EK had a block planned for that board but ended up having to cancel it due to too many blocks needed and not enough people making them. Don't see too many Mainstream MSI Blocks. Sometimes their flagships get blocks, but not even then that often i don't think.

Cheers.
Why cant the probe touch the chipset heatsink? Is cooler than the air around it?
CPU-Z reports 50-55 degree on chipset (I think) under full load, is that acceptable if true?

I started looking into this, not due to problems, but rather preventing problems..
Since my top and side panels are shut off, only radiator air will pass over my mobo.. so wanted to make sure it was still running cool enough.
 
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post #6735 of 10491

It's not that the probe can't touch the heatsink. If you stick it between the heatsink and the heat, then that area isn't getting cooled by a heatsink anymore. VRM's should be easy enough to stick a probe on the side of the Mosfet wit the heatsink on top. The PCH is a little different. I'm sure you'll find a spot you can stick one when you open it up :thumb:

 

You shouldn't be expecting crazy temps on your mobo tho. It's widely known that mobo waterblocks are just for those of us that need counseling =\

    
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post #6736 of 10491
my mobo hits 46 celsius if front coolers on haf xb are off,
till 50celsius for any mobo is ok
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got my case today, now do I want to do a build log or just slap it together....
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we, the people, demand a build log biggrin.gif
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Harump Harump!!!

I second the nomination. Do we have a 3rd??
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I third that notion.
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