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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by jellywolf996 View Post

Hi i know this thread is old but i recently started running my pc with the side of as the side piece has to be fixed and I can smell plastic melting/getting really hot. my north bridge is around 55 with the same mobo and a i7 950



Im running i7 950 @ 3.06GHZ at the moment.. i did over-clock it before but change it back to default because i see lots of temperature rising.
Could you tell me :

1) What are the temps and the core means?
2) Which one is my NorthBridge Temperature?

As jellywolf996 said.. this thread is old.. but hope anyone could help.. =)
post #12 of 15
Hi, I have the same motherboard, so I try to help. Temperature Temp 1 should be CPU, Temp 2 motherboard (probably southbridge) and Temp 3 is northbridge. You can disable diplay of Temp, the readings are nonsense and it makes visible last temp of CPU Core 3. For verify install software Aida64 where you can find sensor readings too and they have better description.
I have problems with temperature of northbridge too. Original CPU cooler blowed air down, so northbridge was cooled with heat air from CPU. I have bought CPU cooler Noctua NH-L12 with the same result. So I reversed fans (now they suck air from CPU) so temperatures are better, but still high. I'm thinking about removing plate "gigabyte" from northbridge pasive cooler.
post #13 of 15
I had a pretty bad issue when I water cooled my set-up. I'm using an i7 930, same motherboard. I hit the upper 90s when I first ran the system. I added a 80mm fan just wedged between the tubes. Not the prettiest solution but it works very well. All the NB needs is a little airflow.
LL
post #14 of 15
DBEAU wrote Has anybody attached a fan or some other form of active cooling to the northbridge on the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R? ...the northbridge cooler is very hot to touch.
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Originally Posted by freakb18c1 View Post

ud3r has a very warm NB.. you can remove the blue plate and attach a 70mm or 80mm fan to it like this.

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Well seriously years later now. I've just noticed how hot the blue NB plate is. The CPU heat sink was not as warm, but warm, with just rear exhaust on. It cooled right down with the push fan on as well. But NB still hot. I can't fit a fan over the NB as freakb18c1 showed because of my CPU heat sink and fan. I've been thinking about positioning a fan 90 degrees to the mobo pointing to the rear so it would blow over the GPU. Maybe I can position it to blow over the NB (under the blue plate) as well. It I do that then it won't blow over both GPUs. Maybe a 120mm over both GPUs and a small fan pointed right at NB. Just thinking out loud.I could buy or fabricate a bracket that uses the unused pci-e slot to support the NB fan. And any number of options to support the larger GPUs fan.

I see the discussion about actual temps. Anybody notice an actual performance difference with and without additional NB cooling?

THX

OG
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Intel Xeon W3680 Westmere-EP Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (Rev. 2) PNY (Nvidia) Quadro 2000 1GB PNY (Nvidia) Quadro 400 for 3rd monitor 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Mushkin Silverline (6 x 4)=24 GB DDR3 1333 C(OS): 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 - MAX IOPS Edition, S... D(Data): two WD RE4 1TB 3.0Gb/s (RAID 1)  Two WD RE4 1TB 3.0Gb/s to be used in hot swap b... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Blue 500AZLX 500GB, in hot swap bay. Used t... Two PATA legacy drives mounted between PSU (rea... LaCie D2 Quadra 1TB e-SATA 3.0 Gb/s (for immedi... Sony Optiarc AD-7261S-OB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Case stock fans: one 230mm front intake, two 23... CM External GPU Duct & CM 120mm Ex. Fan Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm (addl. bottom case intake) Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm (addl. rear case exhaust) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B. CPU heat sink Noctua NF-P12 1300R 120mm push fan on CPU heat ... Scythe Kaze Master Pro 6 channel fan controller 70mm fan on i-Star hot swap HDD cage (disconnec... 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit HP Pavilion 23xi HP Pavillion 27xi (1) HP Pavillion 27xi (2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K330 Wireless w/mouse Seasonic Platinum-860 80 Plus 860 Watts ... CM ATCS 840 (minor mods) Logitech K330 wireless 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Some freebee with an advert on it Cyber Acoustics CA-1001WB 5.25" Drive Bay for now  i-Star USA three bay, 3.5" hot swap cage (in tw... Drive A: Internal FDD w/ multi card readers & 1... 
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post #15 of 15
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DBEAU wrote Has anybody attached a fan or some other form of active cooling to the northbridge on the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R? ...the northbridge cooler is very hot to touch.
Well seriously years later now. I've just noticed how hot the blue NB plate is. The CPU heat sink was not as warm, but warm, with just rear exhaust on. It cooled right down with the push fan on as well. But NB still hot. I can't fit a fan over the NB as freakb18c1 showed because of my CPU heat sink and fan. I've been thinking about positioning a fan 90 degrees to the mobo pointing to the rear so it would blow over the GPU. Maybe I can position it to blow over the NB (under the blue plate) as well. It I do that then it won't blow over both GPUs. Maybe a 120mm over both GPUs and a small fan pointed right at NB. Just thinking out loud.I could buy or fabricate a bracket that uses the unused pci-e slot to support the NB fan. And any number of options to support the larger GPUs fan.

I see the discussion about actual temps. Anybody notice an actual performance difference with and without additional NB cooling?

THX

OG

I wouldn't worry about the NB those are designed to handle over 90c. I never noticed a performance drop or instability with out the fan. A re-grease with some quality thermal paste should be enough. redface.gif
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