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i remember the post of a guy that had his voltage regulators go up in flames because of the heat,and i'm afraid the same will happen to me so i PM'ed him and he suggested some passive MOSFET cooling.
well now i need suggestions from everyone!
also how am i supposed to install that???
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http://www.petrastechshop.com/rahesp.html anything from this page as long as its compatible i personaly like the thermalright ones plus they have a good list on their site for compatibility, and i would suggest ditching your stock cooler on the cpu
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Usually, extra MOFSET cooling is not needed.
I would think you don't need to worry about that with your overclock.

If you would still like some heatsinks go here -> http://www.petrastechshop.com/rahesp.html

edit: thehighlander beat me to the punch..!
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ha sorry crapalation didnt mean to steel your thunder
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ha sorry crapalation didnt mean to steel your thunder
Haha! It's ok, I'm just happy to see another X3210 owner out there!
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i like the ENZOTECH ones but i don't have push pins holes in the MOSFET AREA and the thermalright are double heatsinks how am i supposed to install that.
i know it's not supposed to have additional cooling but i saw a guy with this mobo have the VR go up in flames.
i hope he reads this post and posts teh picture.
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post #7 of 13
MOSFETs can get very hot so I would advise cooling

What about RAM heatsinks with thermal tape?
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i like the ENZOTECH ones but i don't have push pins holes in the MOSFET AREA and the thermalright are double heatsinks how am i supposed to install that.
i know it's not supposed to have additional cooling but i saw a guy with this mobo have the VR go up in flames.
i hope he reads this post and posts teh picture.
I've seen the same picture as you I think.
However, Looking at your MB and your overclock/Vcore, I would think your MOFSET is safe.

What about these? -> http://www.petrastechshop.com/enmomohekit.html
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I had to get some for a GFX card a while ago. I would not get the small swiftech ones. the adhesive pad that comes on them is bunk. I ended up using thermal adhesive, but be warned, the stuff is permanent. I have heard that you can mix some TIM with the adhesive to "dilute" it. the best method would probably be some double sided thermal tape. I didn't find this stuff until after I glued mine on, so have not tested it personally. Since you may want to remove the heat sinks for RMA purposes, this may be the best bet:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sekisui-5760-The...d=p3286.c0.m14


Now, I also do not think you need to cool them. I had the same mobo OCed to 438 FSB and it was fine. I forget the voltage, but I don't think you can over-volt enough with that BIOS to damage them. Anything is possible, though.
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I've seen the same picture as you I think.
However, Looking at your MB and your overclock/Vcore, I would think your MOFSET is safe.

What about these? -> http://www.petrastechshop.com/enmomohekit.html
i liked these ones the most!!!
how am i supposed to install them? i just add thermal compound?
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