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arjo_reich-

My case is an Atec P-190 and looks very similar to yours, do you have a fan on the side door? When I added my second video card I upgraded to this case because it blows cool air onto the video cards and really lowered my temps. However, I'll tell you they were still too hot for my comfort, I've since installed water cooling on th CPU and both 8800GTXs and it has brought my rig down noticeably in temperature, I mean really cold about 35c idle and about 45c really pushing it. You may want to give water cooling some thought.

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I have a SilverStone TJ09 case and it has mid-case venting but not a side-mounted fan, per sae...

Right now everything else is ice cold under minimal load, it's just the damned NB that's giving me troubles. Both the MOSFET and Southbridge heatsinks are cool to the touch, it's only the Northbridge that's burning hot. I only *just* got an OS on it last night after completing the build so I've not really given it a break-in period yet to do any kind of real analysis however...
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post #4132 of 5659
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Ironically I had a couple of your images tagged from a google search that turned up the images here...

http://bp0.blogger.com/_6LQ53ImDiWk/...h/CIMG5257.JPG
Heh. Yeah. I blog about my mods, even though my readership is < 10 per day... I used to blog about other things, but those were... other times...

I still think you might be okay with the Spirit II, but 99(c) seems really high even considering your OC. I wonder if there might be some reporting error? What is your vNB? Even 1.55 shouldn't give you those temps, I don't think.
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lol, this is at all stock speeds. the only OC i did was set the voltage of my Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 to it's manufacturer recommended 2.2v instead of the defaulted 1.85v from the DDR2 spec...

I'm going home in an hour from work and i'll install Everest and see what it reports and post that. So far, after an entire day of heavy researching the best explanation I can come up with is that these boards were designed to have a fan on the CPU HS pushing air down on it, which would in turn cool the Northbridge HS as well. Swap that out for a tower-styled HS and you can run into this issue.

Either that or it's a manufacturing error on some part. Could be as simple as no/poor thermal compound placement or as bad as a faulty component...

Since the OS has only been booted for about 3-5 hour tops since I got it installed last night, I haven't really had a chance to test it's stability at these temps but I have no inclination to do so either. I'm ordering the Tt Spirit Extreme II now and in the mean time I'm going to place some very specific directional air-flow (I have a 40x40mm *somewhere*) on the top of that HS and see if it doesn't help. If I don't get any positive results from that I'm going to really start to consider an RMA before installing the new chipset cooler. :shrug:

Keep in mind, my damn processor is reporting all cores at 23-25C at the same time as my NB is at 99C -- that just blows my mind.
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hi there thanks for the great read,just a couple of questions,i have a q6600 running @3.0ghz with all voltages set manually,would i benifit that much by changing nb and sb to extreme spirit cooling,or would it be better to just get a new p35 or x38(x48) motherboard
to get the most out of my quad?
nb 1.26
sb 1.55
1.2 ht 1.26
cpu vtt 1.26
vdimm 2.1
cpu 1.26
all prime stable 24 hours
post #4135 of 5659
FWIW, I just ordered...

2x Tt Spirit Extreme II
1x HR-09U-2 - ThermalRight's I/O Side MOSFET Heatsink
1x HR-09S-2 - ThermalRight's Up Side MOSFET Heatsink

(The type 2's fit the P5N32-E a lot better on a from manufacturer and various site reviews)

:shrug:
Until then, I'm going to be tweaking air-flow to see what kind of effect I can have.
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Arjo Reich, if you haven't OC'ed anything yet, there must be a reporting error. 99(c) is insane. What is reading that???

Stiv, if you want the most out of a quad, you need to sacrifice the rest of your system. Do want awesome gaming? If so, you probably want to SLI, which means not caring where you take your CPU, but investing lots of money into two cutting-edge video cards. No Intel chipset will SLI for you, but no Nvidia chipset will take your quad where you want it. You must choose!
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post #4137 of 5659
Speaking of the issues of the NB temps...

I just built a system for a friend with this board and a Q6600. After downgrading the BIOS to 1203 I was able to get an OC to 3.0GHz. I bumped the vcore to 1.45V and left the north and south bridge volts as auto, VTT at 1.5V, etc. (all the stuff the guide in this thread suggests). The system was stable as far as I could tell. I played a few games at length as well as run Orthos, etc. without any issues.

Like everyone has said, the NB gets excessively hot. While the system was stable for me during my 2 days of testing, it has started to crash on my friend. It's to the point now where the system isn't even stable at stock speeds and will occasionally lock while in the BIOS setup. I am wondering if the NB cooked itself to death. The system has plenty of fans in it, but I believe the area he kept it in was semi-closed off (think it was in a desk cabinet but open in the front and back) and may have caused temps to rise a bit higher than they should. Regardless, at default NB/SB voltages and a case with 4 120MM fans in it one would think enough air flow would've been generated to keep it cool enough.

At this point I am thinking the board is faulty since we're pretty sure it's not the memory or video card (nothing else is installed in the system.)
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post #4138 of 5659
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Speaking of the issues of the NB temps...

I just built a system for a friend with this board and a Q6600. After downgrading the BIOS to 1203 I was able to get an OC to 3.0GHz. I bumped the vcore to 1.45V and left the north and south bridge volts as auto, VTT at 1.5V, etc. (all the stuff the guide in this thread suggests). The system was stable as far as I could tell. I played a few games at length as well as run Orthos, etc. without any issues.

Like everyone has said, the NB gets excessively hot. While the system was stable for me during my 2 days of testing, it has started to crash on my friend. It's to the point now where the system isn't even stable at stock speeds and will occasionally lock while in the BIOS setup. I am wondering if the NB cooked itself to death. The system has plenty of fans in it, but I believe the area he kept it in was semi-closed off (think it was in a desk cabinet but open in the front and back) and may have caused temps to rise a bit higher than they should. Regardless, at default NB/SB voltages and a case with 4 120MM fans in it one would think enough air flow would've been generated to keep it cool enough.

At this point I am thinking the board is faulty since we're pretty sure it's not the memory or video card (nothing else is installed in the system.)
It sounds as if something cooked.
For future reference, 1.45 is high for that clock, however, that is chip dependent.
It's best to set all the suggested voltages manually, do not use auto.
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Arjo Reich, if you haven't OC'ed anything yet, there must be a reporting error. 99(c) is insane. What is reading that???
LOL... SpeedFan 4.33 although after closer inspection it looks like almost all the values were POS on it as well. :roll eyes: I purchased, downloaded and installed EVEREST Ultimate Edition and check it against that.

(keep in mind that when I saw the speedfan numbers last night it was 1AM and i was tired as **** so I panicked shut everything down and passed out. This evening was the first time I had the system booted up again to really do any "real" research...)

Still, it was a knee-jerk reaction, although I still can't figure out why SpeedFan is giving me such crap numbers...it seems to be fairly accurate on my workstation at the office. :shrug: Either way I feel like a bone-head, but here is a screenshot that should give you more information.



I spent the last hour trying to figure out *why* that number seems so outrageous and the best information I could discern was that it is reporting the value of the ACT7475 sensor - although after digging all through google and thousands of possible keywords I couldn't find anything on where on the P5N32-E m/b that sensor is located... AND my Northbridge *is* still running hot enough to burn me after only the slightest touch so I'm not _completely_ relieved by the more rational numbers from Everest...
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post #4140 of 5659
You might try getting the FSB higher and a lower multiplier to strap that NB down to a less intense timing/temp...
Some FSB setting really work the NB...
1700 X 7 maybe (3.0Ghz)? Make sure you drop the multiplier down before anything!
Run the same voltages as before...
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