This is my first post, been reading all 371 pages so far, and its been very informative and of great value, thank you too all those that have contributed.
Apologies for the upcoming essay...
Any who, i have had a P5N32-E motherboard for the past 2 weeks as a temporary replacement for another motherboard that died on me. I have a Zalman XT watercooling setup which currently cools the CPU and i have just added a NB Chipset waterblock (Zalman ZM-NWB1).
Now the mobo is old, second hand and i no longer have a warranty on it, so with that in mind i simply Cut the heatpipe going from the mosfets to the NB chipset and have left the existing Mosfet HeatSink in place (heh my cutting looks like dogs bollocks, but meh its free
Side Question: Is there any residue or liquid or what have you that normally sits inside the heatpipe that i should be weary of leaking? Doesn't seem to be so far, but i've heard of some heatpipes having either water or wax type stuff in them.
I was hoping to avoid having an additional case Fan pointing down towards the motherboard, however without a fan the motherboard temps raise to about 46 degrees under full load, is this too high (E6600 at 2.4ghz, with default 'AUTO' settings in bios for voltages)?
Note: I still have the stock heatsinks on both sets of mosfets, stock SB/HeatPipe/Mosfet cooler has not been touched
Note: Also the CPU Temp sits at 26 degrees idle, and maybe reaches 42 degrees under full load.
Not knowing where the thermal sensor is for the motherboard (i don't think it is part of the NB chipset, or i could be wrong here. If it is, then i probably just need to reseat the chipset waterblock as i'm not 100% confident it has a solid contact - seems to wobble easily), i was thinking about getting a couple mosfet waterblocks (http://ekwaterblocks.com/shop/produc...roducts_id=178
) for a little piece of mind.
Any advice or help here would be much appreciated thanks.
Oh BTW i'm obtaining the temps from Everest Ultimate Edition v4.20. Just quoting the 'Motherboard' and 'CPU' temps.