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Is the chipset heatsink on my motherboard adequate?

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I recently built a new rig using a dual processor Supermicro X8DTi motherboard. I am worried that the stock chipset heatsink on my motherboard is not adequately cooling the chipset. I don't know where to find the chipset temperature, but HWinfo64 reports the motherboard temperature as 50-58 degrees Celsius. The motherboard is installed in a Corsair 800D. Chipset is an Intel 5520.
Here is a picture of the heatsink:
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Looks like you have a fair bit of headroom to me:

http://ark.intel.com/products/36783/Intel-5520-IO-Hub
 
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Thanks! thumb.gif I'm surprised the chipset's maximum temperature is 95C. I thought it would be lower.
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Those Intel 5520 IOH chipsets seem to overheat though.... i'm researching this right now. In some cases, people have had to add an extra fan over that heatsink. Whatever Intel's thermal reference is, I think it would be safer to have a greater margin for error. Anyone know of a good place to get taller heatsinks for things like this? Mine measures 48mm wide, 65mm long, and about 11mm tall. Would like one about the same width x length, but perhaps taller.
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