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well i just got my 780i up and running today and it runs damn hot and i dont like that. wayhotter then my 680i was. is there any way to cool this bad boy down so i can push it harder. first off the NB is dumping all that hot air onto my top 8800 whis is causing it to overheat. so HELP
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Ok i got what you need. Tkae a look at this stuff.
Block: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/72...0c89s149#blank.
For the NB chipset block you have to order some fittings that you can select on the same page about half way down. I would get the first ones.

Coolant: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/55...c103s184#blank

I could find any Mosfets.
    
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post #3 of 15
I suggest getting either a Sunon Magnetic Levitation or a Delta AFB0612SH for the NB. If you want it to be quieter, get the Sunon, if you want it to be cooler get the Delta. Both will cool much better than the stock fan.

Also buy some small zip ties so you can mount it on the cooler.

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post #4 of 15
i recently seen a replacement fan you can put on the northbridge. When i find it ill send it too you. It moves air much faster.
Also, try putting a fan over that area coming from the case door. Try both air going onto the mobo, and air sucking away from the northbridge.
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post #5 of 15
I used a $14 antec spotcool in place of the existing nb fan that came with the board.

Much quieter/more powerful.
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Marin got the fan
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
I used a $14 antec spotcool in place of the existing nb fan that came with the board.

Much quieter/more powerful.
Just wondering, is your fan blowing air in or sucking air out?

And I might get the Spotcool and aim it at my NB to get some more airflow going.
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post #8 of 15
you might want to check if the chipset heatsink is fitted right and the foam spacer things the stick around the ic isnt on the chips.

check the evga forums as a few peepz on there have had that, they refitted them with the foam cut away and dropped upto 20c.
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post #9 of 15
i changed 3 evga 780i motherboards because of that thy all the same
i toke the heat sink off cleaned every thing ,new thermal past , and i used fan from the q6600 stock heat sink sink and temp. dropped from 72 to 54 idel and it goes up to 57 ~58 under hours of playing cryses with (2 x 8800gt sli)q6600 @ 3.0
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post #10 of 15
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nice thanks guys. im going to try putting a fan on it but having it suck threw the heatsink instead of blowing threw it. i just dont want that hot air n my 8800s.
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