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post #21431 of 28692
Cooling for MOSFET/VRM's would be actual heatsinks, as they generate alot of heat.
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Many of the boards made for overclocking have, at the very least, sinks on the MOSFETs; better boards have pipes and/or cooling fans in addition. OEM and bargain boards tend to be open air cooled.
     
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so then at the very least I need to mount a good fan right there, but blowing on exactly what? Are we talking about the thing that caught fire or the things I thought were the mosfets?
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so then at the very least I need to mount a good fan right there, but blowing on exactly what? Are we talking about the thing that caught fire or the things I thought were the mosfets?
The thing that caught fire (and all the bits that look like it) are MOSFETs/VRM's

A fan blowing on them would be good, but a heatsink would be better, as they can generate almost the same amount of heat as your CPU would.
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post #21435 of 28692
well, what are those 3 things I was touching to get the voltage? was I touching the right thing? I was touching the base of the things the arrows are pointing to. http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2761/firedamage.png

EDIT: so I basically need to fabricate some heatsinks and figure out how to mount them. How will I know if they are working? I guess I'll just know that they are installed correctly and expect them to work. I can experiment on my dead motherboard to fabricate and figure how to install them. thanks a lot for the tips.
Edited by ny_driver - 1/6/10 at 2:16pm
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If I remember correctly I think the mosfets on my DFI board were in the 50'ish Celsius range...pretty darn warm if you ask me heh
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well, what are those 3 things I was touching to get the voltage? was I touching the right thing? I was touching the base of the things the arrows are pointing to. http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2761/firedamage.png
Inductor Coils.

We've replaced them on modern boards with Ferrite Core Chokes
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EDIT: so I basically need to fabricate some heatsinks and figure out how to mount them. How will I know if they are working? I guess I'll just know that they are installed correctly and expect them to work. I can experiment on my dead motherboard to fabricate and figure how to install them. thanks a lot for the tips.
Take a look at what Enzotech offers
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EDIT: so I basically need to fabricate some heatsinks and figure out how to mount them. How will I know if they are working? I guess I'll just know that they are installed correctly and expect them to work. I can experiment on my dead motherboard to fabricate and figure how to install them. thanks a lot for the tips.
I can see how I could make some small heatsinks out of a larger one, but I can't see how the heck I'd mount them. How do people mount these things?
These look pretty nice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708011
I wonder if I could just buy some type of thermal adhesive compound and make some of my own? Although the heatsinks I have laying around are not copper.
Edited by ny_driver - 1/6/10 at 2:32pm
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I can see how I could make some small heatsinks out of a larger one, but I can't see how the heck I'd mount them. How do people mount these things?
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