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Hi there, I build up my computer about 3 months ago and today i instaled some more RAM and monitored all the temps, the cpu was about 40º at full load with Prime95, the gpu about the same on other tests, i don´t know how to look the RAM temps but they´ve got a large dissipator and they are not overclocked so i think they are fine, but i was checking some components with ye´old method, a digital termometer, i cheched the NB and the SB but i tried measure something, a little square that is at the left of the cpu socket, and it was about 60-80 degress.
I think its called a capacitator, if someone could help me telling me if that temps are normal for that thing

I ve got and AMD FX8120 3,1GHz @4GHz, its been very stable and at fully charge it has never get more than 45 degrees

The big rectangle grey things in the middle of the photo are what gets hot:

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dont worry, mobo will get hot all over with all the current passing through + the heat of the components. As long as your CPU+GPU temps are ok i'd consider you in the clear.
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yes but i think it would be better to put a fan there
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Those grey squares your refer to are the chokes. They are part of the power delivery for the CPU. Is the picture you posted a picture of your motherboard? Or is it a random picture you found? What motherbaord are you using? I ask becasue it will depend on whether you need additional cooling or not. Especially with an overclocked 8150.
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Those grey squares your refer to are the chokes. They are part of the power delivery for the CPU. Is the picture you posted a picture of your motherboard? Or is it a random picture you found? What motherbaord are you using? I ask becasue it will depend on whether you need additional cooling or not. Especially with an overclocked 8150.

The photo is of my mobo, a Gigabyte GA970A-D3, and the cpu is an FX 8120 3,1 @4Ghz

Thanks for try to help me tongue.gif
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The photo is of my mobo, a Gigabyte GA970A-D3, and the cpu is an FX 8120 3,1 @4Ghz

Thanks for try to help me tongue.gif

ok, in that case you definitely want to get some heatsinks and some air blowing over those vrm's(the little IC's to the left of the chokes) Those are the chips that regulate the cpu voltage and they get extremely hot. Especially on a power hungry cpu like your bulldozer 8-core.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50012483&IsNodeId=1&Description=heatsink&name=Enzotech


get some of those induvidual little heatsinks and some thermal pads and stick them onto the vrm's. they will help dissipate heat from them. Do that and aim a fan to blow air over them and you will be all good to go(doesnt have to be a lot, just get some air moving along that area).
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