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One of the screw broke inside the female "hole".
I can only thighten it with one screw. I decided to apply thermal glue. Extreme solution but temporary as I would like to get something that does not require the motherboard to be frozen to remove the heatsink.
Is there a way to get a replacement piece of that heatsink or anything that could replace it (aftermarket heatsink)?

I am wondering what is the associated temperature with this chip?
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Shouldn't be hard to replace the heatsink, tons of options out there.

Ideally you want to know the hole spacing so you can get a heatsink that doesn't require adhesives.

Something like this should more than suffice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708004
Edited by Blameless - 12/2/12 at 4:59pm
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post #3 of 9
When plastic shroud on my EVGA card broke down, EVGA were kind enough to replace the entire GPU biggrin.gif although I asked for the quote to buy it from them if possible.

Back to the topic... try contacting Gigabyte, and ask them how much it would cost. You most likely won't find an after market replacement.

I am getting 60C on PCH. They are 65nm chips, so anything under 80 should be OK.
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I don't have a PCH reading. Which one would it be?

Thank you for fast answer. I will try contacting Gigabyte.
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post #5 of 9
they hardly get hot. I wouldn't even worry about it tbh. if it was an x58 system then you need to replace it (they ran stupidly hot).the chipsets on the z77 doesn't really get hot at all
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I used AIDA for readings, but it seems like PCH is always at 60C, so the reading is wrong.

In Speedfan Temp 1 = motherboard, Temp 2=PCH.

So it looks like TMPIN0 or 1 in Hardware Monitor.

TMPIN2 seems to be the CPU.

Your temps are totally fine.
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Well, I haven't stressed the CPU yet as I wasn't sure which temperature to check.
I will report back if there is anything wrong!
Thermal adhesive (arctic cooling) surely works well tongue.gif
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post #8 of 9
The Z77 only has a TDP of 6.7w and is probably rated for 105C like most of Intels ICH/PCH parts.

Without being fully loaded (all PCI-E slots, SATA, and USB ports, connected to the PCH and in use) it might even be fine with no heatsink at all.
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Well, I haven't stressed the CPU yet as I wasn't sure which temperature to check.
I will report back if there is anything wrong!
Thermal adhesive (arctic cooling) surely works well tongue.gif

it would do fine. I have the same board and do you notice how crappy the heatsink they put into it hehe. it's so thin and would hardly help getting heat. z77 is a very cool running chipset. just screw in the one that's not broken then use those thermal glue wachamacalit. the contact wouldnt be perfect but it would be enough
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