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What are the maximum operating temperatures of these 2 chips? My northbridge is at 53C under prime95 testing and my southbridge is at 32C
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I don't know the max temps, but those current temps are fine. I would attach a small 40mm fan onto the part showing 53c just to knock it down into the high 40's.
If you do decide on using a small fan, use the noctua version with the LNA. Silent and very cool. Here are mine:
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Those temps are under load, forgot to mention that, they idle at 40-42C NB and 27-29SB.

Question though, I have never installed a fan to the motherboard, how do you secure it to the NB?
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Those temps are under load, forgot to mention that, they idle at 40-42C NB and 27-29SB.

Question though, I have never installed a fan to the motherboard, how do you secure it to the NB?

Zip ties or a small blob of blue tack in the center of the fan like so:
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Ok thanks, I will monitor NB temps and see if I need a fan there.
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I don't know the max temps, but those current temps are fine...

    Agree.  I don't think you need to worry about it.  If anything, make sure that there is adequate airflow in the computer's case. thumb.gif
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    Agree.  I don't think you need to worry about it.  If anything, make sure that there is adequate airflow in the computer's case. thumb.gif

Airflow is not a problem, x3 120mm intake fans at the front, x1 120mm rear exhaust and x1 120mm fan on my radiator blowing out, x1 200mm top exhaust fan and a 120mm side intake fan.
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