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Hi, I have this board but have no idea where to put the MOSFET heatsinks. I have 20 little heatsinks and I have counted way over that number of MOSFETS on the mobo. Are there some that I can just leave be?



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Hi, I have this board but have no idea where to put the MOSFET heatsinks. I have 20 little heatsinks and I have counted way over that number of MOSFETS on the mobo. Are there some that I can just leave be?



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They are the little tiny black chips, next the big black square blocks which are the Chokes.

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Usually the ones nearest the cpu power connector(as illustrated).There is a couple more just to the right also.
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Thanks!

Does that include the things called "chokes?"
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post #6 of 20
All the little black boxes directly above the CPU socket in the picture are the ones that you really need to keep cool. The 5 bigger ones are the VRMs and the 14 smaller ones are MOSFETs. If you can get a heatsink on each of them, you'd be covered for sure.
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Nope!

(you don't need sinks on the chokes)
    
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Circled in red. Don't worry about the rest.

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I'm waaaaaaaay too slow.
    
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Thanks!

Does that include the things called "chokes?"
The chokes are perfectly fine and doesn't need cooling
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Not to sound pushy, but next time put this thread in the Motherboard Section k OP
    
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