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post #51 of 62
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Originally Posted by Born4TheSky View Post
I'd rather rma it, and especially before water cooling it. Kolancr not that great lately, look for ek. Just my opinion
Oh rats, you are right. I didn't realize that the cooler was part of a water cooler system, I thought it was stand alone. Still have a lot to learn and I shouldn't order stuff in the wee hours of the morning.
Edited by ZoeG - 9/1/10 at 9:49am
post #52 of 62
My bad, I am in the middle of my build with water-cooling so I thought you are talking about kolancr waterblock.

Why do you want to invest in something that has to work out of the box, don't waste time and money just replace it with a new one. My board dosent have this problem.
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Water cooling for board is just useless... im going to re apply thermal paste on everything
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Water cooling for board is just useless... im going to re apply thermal paste on everything
That is what I am going to do because I need my computer now for work and I'm afraid I will just get another defective board in exchange.
post #55 of 62
hi guys, sorry for popping in to this thread.
Im using the same board and i replaced the stock heatsink as well and replaced it with the fan version out of the box (however i did not remove the TIM). my readings in BIOS on auto voltage for both NB and SB are still a bit high with 56-59 degrees celsius.
do you guys think i should remove the entire heatsink and remove the yellow TIM and replace it with better TIM?

Would there be better fans on the market to replace the NB cooler?

thanks

Edit: justs did it and removed all and old yellow sticky tim, new artic cool TIM on it and reinstalled everything, need to wait till i finish my rig though ;-)
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post #56 of 62
My IOH is overheating at 1.2 volts. I just installed my Corsair H100 and this is really pissing me off.
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I had the same problem; board returned from ASUS repair for a different issue, and, when I got it back, IOH temps were running around 83 deg. at stock volts/clocks! A quick search brought me to this thread (didn't wanna send it back to ASUS, and, after following the advice here, I am now hanging out in the low 40s. Thanks XxG3nexX for the tutorial, especially the pics; the work took me less than 30 minutes start-to-finish. smile.gif
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I was struggling with this issue for quite a while and I finally resolved it today. My idle temps have always been around 70-80c (1.15v on the IOH) with a fairly decent overclock to 4.3ghz and in certain games like Far Cry 3, Arma 2 and while folding my IOH temp would push into the high 90s and eventually hit 100 causing my PC to crash.

I took apart the crappy fan stock cooler several times, each time applying MX-2 TIM but the results were sub par at best. I always held back fully taking ff the stock HSF assembly and reapplying TIM at the motherboard level since it would involve taking apart my PC and a lot more time than I wanted to invest. I even pointed several extra fans directly at the Northbridge fan assembly and it did little, it simply delayed the inevitable overheating and shutdown.

A week ago I finally sacked up and decided to buy a universal chipset waterblock: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J6Q9ZQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 hoping that this would be sufficient to solve all my IOH overheating woes. After the install I did see an improvement in my idles temps but I was still in the 70s! I decided to start folding and within 20-30 minutes I was already encroaching 100c and.... again with the crashes. This is the point I decided to give in.

I fully removed the heat sink assembly from the motherboard and reapplied thermal paste. I then crimped the heat pipes on each side of the northbridge portion of the assembly and cut the heat pipes and heat sink, crimping them again and soldering them shut. I then applied my universal water block directly to my northbridge, and threw everything back together.

Now I am getting better temps (43 load, 32 idle) on my northbridge at full load (1.2v - 4.5ghz overclock) than I am on my CPU! Sure I might have ruined my warranty but it is probably expired by now and who wants to wait for an RMA anyways. Hell, with temps like that I can't complain. I'll share pics upon request.

It turns out the heavy bend in my motherboard and the crappy application of TIM (if that's what you want to call it) combined with the 1/4 inch thick slab of aluminum they call a heatsink culminated into the perfect storm of hardware overheating and I just happened to catch the full brunt of it.

Hopefully this helps someone out. I say go balls deep and hack up the heatsink and apply something directly to the NB because the HSF is an absolute POS!
post #59 of 62
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I was struggling with this issue for quite a while and I finally resolved it today. My idle temps have always been around 70-80c (1.15v on the IOH) with a fairly decent overclock to 4.3ghz and in certain games like Far Cry 3, Arma 2 and while folding my IOH temp would push into the high 90s and eventually hit 100 causing my PC to crash.

I took apart the crappy fan stock cooler several times, each time applying MX-2 TIM but the results were sub par at best. I always held back fully taking ff the stock HSF assembly and reapplying TIM at the motherboard level since it would involve taking apart my PC and a lot more time than I wanted to invest. I even pointed several extra fans directly at the Northbridge fan assembly and it did little, it simply delayed the inevitable overheating and shutdown.

A week ago I finally sacked up and decided to buy a universal chipset waterblock: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J6Q9ZQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 hoping that this would be sufficient to solve all my IOH overheating woes. After the install I did see an improvement in my idles temps but I was still in the 70s! I decided to start folding and within 20-30 minutes I was already encroaching 100c and.... again with the crashes. This is the point I decided to give in.

I fully removed the heat sink assembly from the motherboard and reapplied thermal paste. I then crimped the heat pipes on each side of the northbridge portion of the assembly and cut the heat pipes and heat sink, crimping them again and soldering them shut. I then applied my universal water block directly to my northbridge, and threw everything back together.

Now I am getting better temps (43 load, 32 idle) on my northbridge at full load (1.2v - 4.5ghz overclock) than I am on my CPU! Sure I might have ruined my warranty but it is probably expired by now and who wants to wait for an RMA anyways. Hell, with temps like that I can't complain. I'll share pics upon request.

It turns out the heavy bend in my motherboard and the crappy application of TIM (if that's what you want to call it) combined with the 1/4 inch thick slab of aluminum they call a heatsink culminated into the perfect storm of hardware overheating and I just happened to catch the full brunt of it.

Hopefully this helps someone out. I say go balls deep and hack up the heatsink and apply something directly to the NB because the HSF is an absolute POS!

I'd love to see pics of thhis mod. I'm about to buy this motherboard, and even though i'll be watercooling it out of the box, i want to know how to fix it in case i'm forced back into aircooling someday.
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post #60 of 62
Here are the pics, sorry they're not any better but hopefully it helps.






and a basic picture documenting what I did to make room for the watercooler. granted a full cover waterblock would have been the best solution but they are over $100 if you can even find them


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