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Trying to lower my temps

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I've been trying to lower my temps on the MOBO before oc'ing.My CPU temps are pretty good at 34c. The board temps are at 48 as measured in BIOS and AI Booster( a program that comes with this MOBO) I figured I needed to get a cooler for the NB and or SB to bring my temps down. Do you think this is the right plan, or if not what would you suggest? Also how would you go about taking this cooler off? I have three fans in my case and I always leave the side off so there is more than enough air flow. I don't know the name of the case, but its a mid tower case.
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I don't think NB or SB cooler would necessarily bring the temperature of the board down.

If you have a house fan, you could try setting that up so that it would blow on to the mobo through the open side panel.
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I'd say try OCing and see where your mobo temps go with it, if they become higher and are a problem you'll know you need to find a solution for your problem.
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If you can, upgrade the side panel window, thats what i did. It brought my temps down dramatically having a fan blow directly onto the mobo, and its not as ugly as having a house fan in there
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