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Thats far too high, the highest i have seen is like 40*C on mine. You should possibly try re-seating your NB heatsink. you will be required to remove the whole thing though because of the heatpipes. I think that its not making propper contact with the northbridge processor.
   
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post #562 of 1767
Damnit, I was afraid I had to dismount the whole damn thing... I took a closer look at it now, it seems I only need to remove screws on the sides.... maybe I`m wrong but I will get crackin at it...

Thx 4 the fast reply systemtech

Ordered the thermaltake NB cooler (spirit 2 or something),
gonna mount the cheap thermaltake 745 watercooling on wednesday.
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post #563 of 1767
I only needed 2 remove the 2 screws on the side to get off the
heatsink and I was pretty surprised when I took a look^^

Attachment 143857


No wonder the NB was hot as hell, it looked like someone had
rammed a screwdriver in the surface,

The original paste had little or no connection to the surface of the NB,
and therefore no heat dissapation.

I bought this mobo 1 week ago, and Im considering an RMA.

as a temporary solution I sanded down the spikes and cleaned it,
threw on some Nexus silver goop and gonna test the temps now.

I`ll be back
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post #564 of 1767
I have no intention of spamming, but here are the results after a 3dmark 06 run
with the cpu @3.8ghz. The NB stabilizes @59c ... is that acceptable?
or should it be even lower?
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post #565 of 1767
Lower is never a bad thing but that isn't bad. What case are you using?
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Well, its a frankenstein case Its a dragon chieftec tower with parts from a lian li tower and some custom hard drive solution to support 10 hard-drives with 3 80mm fans mounted on the side-door. (Why I did that I`m not sure since I only have 2 hard-drives) What can I say.... I like to cut metal^^

I havent got the door on now, so its open .... I can do some testing with the door shut.

I wonder if the new version of pc probe can monitor the NB temps correctly :S
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post #567 of 1767
As long as you have a fan blowing on the NB you should be fine. PCProbe II seems to report accurate NB temps for me.
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post #568 of 1767
I looped the 3dmark06 cpu tests 6 runs, the NB temps from pcprobe is 62C max and 53C for the SB. Max temp for CPU is 58c and mobo 39c

I have a fan blowing in the general direction of the NB heatsink (approx 30cm from it),
its an 80mm fan.

The cpu/nb volt is 1.11-1.13v, and the cpu that is still on auto at a whopping 1.52v .

The NB 1.8v is @ 1.81v.

Maybe I`ll keep this mobo after all, even if the NB was a bit damaged.

Thinking of getting the thermaltake NB cooler w/fan (spirit ii) ...

One thing I noticed when I removed the heatsink for the NB on the crosshair iii,
maybe it was my tired eyes but the surface looked a bit bigger than my old
m2n-32sli deluxe am2+ mainboard... probably only me
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Originally Posted by roxxphatcox View Post
Well, its a frankenstein case Its a dragon chieftec tower
i had that case, awesome case!


you only took the top half of the heatsink off, you need to take the actual heat pipe off to get at the NB chip
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i had that case, awesome case!


you only took the top half of the heatsink off, you need to take the actual heat pipe off to get at the NB chip
I know, but I`m pretty sure I got to the base of the problem anyways:S

Since the surface under the upper heatsink was damaged and had metal
sticking up about 0.3mm denying the heatsink proper contact.

Sanding it down and applying new paste lowered the temp about 20 degrees C . I`m fine with it for now, when I get the watercooling and further OC ,
I will be monitoring the NB closely hehe
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