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post #1 of 20
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After I applied AS5 on my North Bridge, it doesn't get as hot anymore. @_@?

It's completely locked on, but I can still turn it a bit. I don't know if that's normal.
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post #2 of 20
How much did you apply there Tai? Applying too much will let it slide around, while too little just means poor contact
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post #3 of 20
Is this a complaint? If its running cooler then thats a good thing lol.

Or do you mean the heatsink isnt hot anymore which could suggest bad thermal conduct.
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How much did you apply there Tai? Applying too much will let it slide around, while too little just means poor contact
I spread it to paper thin layer.

But if it is on correctly, it is suppose to run cooler? The heat sink doesn't get hot as usual.
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post #5 of 20
Well you'd figure that the heatsink being hot means its removing heat from the chip, which is right...did you check your temps in any program before applying the AS5?
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Well you'd figure that the heatsink being hot means its removing heat from the chip, which is right...did you check your temps in any program before applying the AS5?
The heat sink isn't as hot as before I applied.

What programs can monitor north/south bridge temps?
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post #7 of 20
Everest will do it, as the motherboard temp, i believe. Some boards' "motherboard" temp is somewhere by the PCI slots though, so unless you checked it before and looking for a difference this might be slightly irrelevant. Apply some VERY SLIGHT pressure to the chip, see if that makes a difference. If the pins are in safely, i'd say you're fine.
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Everest will do it, as the motherboard temp, i believe. Some boards' "motherboard" temp is somewhere by the PCI slots though, so unless you checked it before and looking for a difference this might be slightly irrelevant. Apply some VERY SLIGHT pressure to the chip, see if that makes a difference. If the pins are in safely, i'd say you're fine.
I can't find it in EVEREST. I'm going to do a little wire management and check this out.
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post #9 of 20
Everest, motherboard temperature, under the sensor tab.
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post #10 of 20
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Quote:
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Everest, motherboard temperature, under the sensor tab.
45C, right?



EDIT: My CPU fan is actually running at 1600RPM, ._..
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