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Is that a VGA cooler on top of your DK? That's a first, and I have yet to see anyone do that yet. I guess it makes a lot of sense, but does that help?
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I dont think the video cards would get much hotter. I think The only reason the southbridge is hot in the firstplace is the only thing cooling it is a minimal ammount of case air passing thru it but maybe now it gets rid of the heat faster than it can produce it.
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Great mod, how much did your video card temps increase?
Great question! 3C-No more than 4C. I think if these monitors read more accurately, it would say 3.6C by the way the upper VGA has been acting. The lower VGA is virtually unchanged. I do have a 80mm Vantec Tornado blowing through the side panel onto that gap between the two VGAs which is directly onto the new heat sink.

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Is that a VGA cooler on top of your DK? That's a first, and I have yet to see anyone do that yet. I guess it makes a lot of sense, but does that help?
Yes it is. I also installed some ram sinks on the outer edge of the cooler's base. Honestly, I couldn't say if it makes a difference. I am going to have to assume it's worth at least 1C, maybe 2C? I never had this CPU Cooler without it, so who can say? I guess I could unplug it, but then it would still be acting like a passive heat sink then too.
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I dont think the video cards would get much hotter. I think The only reason the southbridge is hot in the firstplace is the only thing cooling it is a minimal ammount of case air passing thru it but maybe now it gets rid of the heat faster than it can produce it.
I can't figure how Nvidia can say that 65C is normal for their SB to run though. I did a very similar mod to my 650i board because of the same problem. Those 650i chipsets were known for frying, but I can say mine is still as good as new. I'm hoping this board will last that long too. Of course, I can't say it's because of my mods, but I'm sure it at least helped. I really think they should design all boards with a flat SB heat pipe block like on the Striker Extreme, but then provide a small heat sink that we can opt to install over it with some thermal tape, OR be able to do just as I did with this TR cooler upgrade. That way, depending on what expansion slot we intend to occupy, we could still be able to maintain a decent life expectancy of the MBs we buy.
Edited by Paraleyes - 8/6/09 at 12:39am
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You idling at 65c or at load. 65c load is pretty norm on air. I dont pass 38 on load with water. Might be a good idea for u to go water on gpu.
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You idling at 65c or at load. 65c load is pretty norm on air. I dont pass 38 on load with water. Might be a good idea for u to go water on gpu.
I'm talking about the south bridge. Sorry. I was pretty unclear about that.
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This is one of the best cooling mods that I have seen on a motherboard! I looked at your cooling mod on your TiVo computer, another very nice job!! REP+
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This is one of the best cooling mods that I have seen on a motherboard! I looked at your cooling mod on your TiVo computer, another very nice job!! REP+
Thanks a lot man! You would like this MB mod too then. I'm also adding to that TiVo/Skype server thead with another mod just like it that I did for my brother last night using the other half of those old heat pipes onto his new P5Q. It turned out to be a sweet build with impressive overclocks.
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That is amazing, just amazing. WOW.
I'm going to do something similar with a 780i chipset

My MCP sits at a brick shating 87 celcius WITH active cooling.
I need to put a true on there
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