Originally Posted by motoray
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