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nforce 720a chipset temps?

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I'm just curious about what the temps should be for the 720a chipset. right now I have it sitting at 1.22v idling at 50c (probably 55c loaded) I have no clue what the safe temp on this thing is, so it would really help if someone could tell me
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This is s hot chipset, people say of mid 50s to low sixties, also depending on the HTT clock speed and weather or not a Phenom is mounted. I think at that temp the mobo will be good for two years or so (very rough estimation), maybe more. The nvidia chipsets have a history of being very hot, my nforce4Ultra mobo was also 50-60°C on stock cooling that I replaced with a HR05SLI - still I pushed the mobo @375HTT 24/7 for around 10 months, not exactly the average OC. The NF5 was also hot, the NF6 and 7 Intel edition are knnown for being extremely hot. The GF8 and 9 integrated chispets have cooled down a bit though and compete with AMD's 780G.
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well I know for a fact all the heat is caused by my 9600GT. when I was using the onboard it would idle down at around 30-35c, peaking at maybe 40c (it ran cooler than my CPU at load) I guess I shouldn't worry too much since it never hit's the 60's. i'm only running it up to 270mhz (though I've found it's limit is somewhere at 335mhz) I had to bump up the voltage a bit to keep it stable and happy. Thanks for the help
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The added heat is probably because now it uses the part of the chip that handles the PCIe connections, which is a pretty big chunk. Anyhow, under 60°C is a good place to be.
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post #5 of 5
Hello guys,

sorry for taking this old thread out of his grave... but i wanted to tell you: i am still working with my nforce 720a chipset biggrin.gif
actually its over 5 years old and all running good with amd athlon 2 x64 4x 2.6 Ghz.

i bought an acer ax3300 in december 2008, moved that hardware a year ago into a bigger case because of new gfx card.

its still the hottest point of the whole system: idle temps are about 44-46°C , ingame and stuff it still easy reaches 55+ °C.

if youve had temp problems, it was always the chipset's fault, my actual gfx card 7870 ghz is the coolest part of all.

The new case is a Zalman Z9 Plus with 1x140 mm fan and 3x 120mm... it yet burns wink.gif

greetings from germany

Mad
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