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After seeing this thread (lol) I'm wondering if I should add some heatsinks to my motherboard's vregs. They don't have any cooling at all stock, and after seeing that thread....

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oh yeah I saw that yesterday. If you are going to be keeping your 1.43v overclock you probably should for security...
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oh yeah I saw that yesterday. If you are going to be keeping your 1.43v overclock you probably should for security...
Thanks Rep+

Now does anyone have a recommendation? Is there a good set? Does it really matter what kind I get, as long as it's a heatsink or two?
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I always keep my VREG cooled. Most frankencoolers that come with motherboards cover them, but if you're looking to overclock, definitely put some aluminum heatsinks on them. Even if you're not planning on overclocking your system, for safety and posterity alone, they are a good idea.

It's a ten dollar investment that may save you a lot of heartache down the road.

I know Viperjohn makes some great heatsinks, and will even custom manufacture them on request for your board.
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post #5 of 12
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Should I get a bunch of tiny ones or is it OK to put one or two larger size heatsinks on a couple vregs at a time?
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I have two large heatsinks covering all my vregs, so tiny ones aren't necessary. I think larger ones might be even better, as their heat dissipation surface area is greater.
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post #7 of 12
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I have two large heatsinks covering all my vregs, so tiny ones aren't necessary. I think larger ones might be even better, as their heat dissipation surface area is greater.
good point
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post #8 of 12
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So looking around there are these that look nice:

This one is a single one that could cover a couple at a time probably:
http://www.petrastechshop.com/pediti.html

This one's a set of small ones:
http://www.jab-tech.com/Enzontech-Mo...1-pr-4112.html

Would the set be very effective? It looks like neat..and copper too.

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post #9 of 12
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I know it might not be as effective (as earlier stated by Ecstasis), but they should help, right? I have 2 fans sucked air through the case right next to the CPU socket. One to the left and one on the top.
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Its amazing what you can do with some old CPU heat sinks and some good thermal tape
    
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