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I am installing a cooler that will now allow me to have space to install the NB cooler that our mobos came with. Has anyone noticed if this helps or should I leave it off? TIA
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Originally Posted by mdbsat View Post
I am installing a cooler that will now allow me to have space to install the NB cooler that our mobos came with. Has anyone noticed if this helps or should I leave it off? TIA
If you've replaced the junk TIM that comes in this board, it helps significantly.
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
If you've replaced the junk TIM that comes in this board, it helps significantly.
Does the standard NB sink run hot in terms of regular or overclocked settings? Or does is it just better to replace it with the one that came with the fan?

The pci16x speeds for three cards differs from the manual that comes with the board compared to the one one ASUS site.
MB Manual: x8 x8 x16
Site Manual: x16 x8 x8

Which one is correct?

Is it necessary to hook the two four pin power connectors for two GTX580s and a two other cards?

Any idea why the LAN driver is so big? 183 MB?
Where can I get more updated one? Asus does not update their driver page that often in my experience
Edited by masterm - 6/20/11 at 12:01pm
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It helps a bit , but even overclock, the NB wont get that Hot, mine was around 45-63'C, BUT since the PC is watercooled, there is no annoying fan or Heatsink on that chip, only a thin water block on the whole board and temps at 31'C

Like xxbassplayerxx said, just change the thermal paste, the stock TIM sucks real bad, and is hard to remove , just put a dib of Shin-Etsu and you'll be fine even without the small heatsink fan
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post
It helps a bit , but even overclock, the NB wont get that Hot, mine was around 45-63'C, BUT since the PC is watercooled, there is no annoying fan or Heatsink on that chip, only a thin water block on the whole board and temps at 31'C

Like xxbassplayerxx said, just change the thermal paste, the stock TIM sucks real bad, and is hard to remove , just put a dib of Shin-Etsu and you'll be fine even without the small heatsink fan
Will be using air cooling so it should get some air from the CPU cooler to. Will that help?
How noisy is that fan? Does it get connected to one of the fan headers?

Can I replace it with Arctic Silver as that is what I will use on the CPU and sink.
Edited by masterm - 6/20/11 at 12:02pm
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How much thermal paste should I put on the NB cooler? Can I put a dab and not spread it out like I read somewhere?
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post #1648 of 1800
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How much thermal paste should I put on the NB cooler? Can I put a dab and not spread it out like I read somewhere?
Yep. A small dot in the center of the IOH will spread and cover it once you put the HS back on.
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I am amazed at what replacing the the TIM on the NB bridge did for my temps! I have jusr been lazy but I am glad I did this. I also added that fan to the NB that our mobos came with, I am not sure how much that helped.

Now to my question. I am a reletivly new to all of this so be patient. I bought an H50 on a whim because it was $47 and I wanted to see if it could help out my temps in the South Texas heat. 100F to 107F should be the norm for the next couple of months. Brettjv was awesome as usual and helped out via PM. I could not do all of what he asked because I did not have all the parts I needed. ANYWAY, I have the push/pull setup with the fans bringing in cold air.

I plugged the pump cable into an adapter and it is now plugged into the PSU. I have an excalibur CM fan on the left side of the radiator or the first fan and the other fan is the one the h50 came with. The excalibur fan is a 4 pin which is connected to the CPU header and the stock corsair fan is also plugged into the psu because I could not figure where else to fit a 4 pin connection.

I know this is not an ideal set up but I needed to get the computer put back together as my wife was mad about the office looking like a robot exploded in it and becuase I thought I would have it finsihed by the time she got back into town.

Is this going to work for awhile until I get two identical fans? Is plugging the pump into the PSU ok? I am really pleased with the temps, a good 5-7C drop in ITB, OCCT and Prime and my NB temps dropped more than that. My only problem is I am worried that I plugged these things into the wrong places and that my computer now sounds like a jet engine 24/7.

Please advise after reading my war and peace post
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I think if your PC sounds like a Jet engine is because of the fan your are using, you wont have any problem with your computer, but the sound from your fans will be annoying, maybe you should try to get a fan controller and plug them into that. I don't know what else to say

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Will be using air cooling so it should get some air from the CPU cooler to. Will that help?
How noisy is that fan? Does it get connected to one of the fan headers?

Can I replace it with Arctic Silver as that is what I will use on the CPU and sink.

Yes you can use Artic Silver 5, will do more than the job, I really dont remember if the NB fan was loud, my motherboard was on air for 1 week last year before receiving the EK full Water block, the were not on the market yet. The problem is the Thermal Paste on the NB and SB, bad TIM
Edited by KaRLiToS - 6/22/11 at 8:56am
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