Originally Posted by lvlrdka22
Did you replace the thermal pad on the VRMs (beside the NB) with thermal paste? How did you get past the issue of NB being higher than the VRMs?
im not sure what you're asking. the nb isn't higher than the vrm's and the heatsink has a large flat spot for the nb and a cut out part for the vrms
here is a link to a page that has a pic of the vrm and nb without the heatsink (figure 8). i can't link the photo because apparently stealing images is a crime
here you can see the changes in the heatsink to fit exactly on all the components
if your tmpin2 is fine in amd overdrive and your drmos temps are all fine and roughly equal in the bios then you should be getting good contact... my first board was reporting tempin2 at like almost 70 at overclock. i asked msi and they said the board could handle up to 90... then it died and i got a new one. my temp now on tempin2 stays at about 51-60max at full load and its fine.
as far as i can tell tempin1 is the cpu socket, tempin2 is the nb, and tempin3 is the sb... just my estimation im not 100% on that. but the cpu core temps report about 7-10 degrees on the low side, so you want to go by the socket cpu temp instead. hope all this helps, let me know if you have more questions. if you want pictures, i can switch over to windows and take some screenshots (its folding -bigadv on ubuntu atm)
edit number 2: if you are using the green power where is lowers the cpu phase, then all of the temps in drmos won't be the same. because thats how it saves power, it shuts some of those phases when the cpu doesn't need to draw more power than can be carried through one or two. however, if you're overclocking then you probably have the green power off and all four stay open. just saying in case somebody was only running one cpu phase and saw the different temps and freaked out.Edited by eloverton2 - 12/4/10 at 12:38am