Originally Posted by yawa
So 80C is the max safe northbridge temp according to MSI's response on this.
However, I have to ask is 57-62c High? I just angled a fan on it and it got it down a bit, but it seems weird to me.
Should I reseat it or apply new paste?
Hey everyone, Happy New Year!! Sorry, I've been a bit distracted lately.
-- I talked with MSI Tech and asked again about the NB temps. His response was this, "Yes, 80c is the max safe temp, but it would be best to keep it under 70c." Mine, when folding on both cards has gotten over 70c, so you are ok, but nearing the high side.
If anyone is going to be looking for 'other' cooling solutions to the NB, I will be putting my NB and MOSFETs under water soon, so I'll let you know how it works out, and what I used, because there are no pre-designed/packaged blocks for AMD 790FX chipsets. Ironically, there are a few options for 790i (nVidia) chipsets.
To that, can anyone measure the EXACT bolt spacing for the MOSFETs for me? I don't want to strip my board out of the case just to measure the MOSFETs bolt spacing (MSI didn't have that info, go figure!
). And if someone can, would you mind also measuring the bolt-spacing for the NB as well, I just want to make sure that what I purchase is going to be fine as far as fitment goes.
There are several MOSFET water blocks that are 'generic', varying by the bolt spacing, so I just need to know which one to purchase.
@Rewind... -- good to know the board is liquid proof! Glad it didn't fry on you!
MarcEdited by mduclow - 1/6/10 at 9:32am