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Not to sound pushy, but next time put this thread in the Motherboard Section k OP
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thanks for all your advice :-)
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Sorry to bring up an old subject, but I have the same motherboard as pictured earlier and i just ordered some of these heatsinks http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/misimoch.html along with some thermal adhesive. I am planning on making a chain of these and placing them along the mosfets circled earlier. Good idea or no?
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post #15 of 20
Define "chain"

If you plan on simply sticking them to all of the vrm's and fet's then thats exactly what to do. I will be doing the ones on my msi board once I get around to ordering a few other things.
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This running with a 125W processor?
You realize VRM cooling may not really do much for you. A lot of MSI boards have taken the blow despite VRM cooling. It really goes down to the VRM quality and for MSI it is very poor.
The mosfets are the little black squares in groups of 3 above the big black chokes.
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Well that simply sucks. I always have a back up board so i guess if it catches fire or blows up it will be a cool story.
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Well that simply sucks. I always have a back up board so i guess if it catches fire or blows up it will be a cool story.
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Whatever you do, get direct air on there. I've had a board die by one of the chokes going up in smoke also (Gigabyte). Direct air is the best thing you can do, and any OC'd machine should have active cooling on mosfets and NB IMO.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Whatever you do, get direct air on there. I've had a board die by one of the chokes going up in smoke also (Gigabyte). Direct air is the best thing you can do, and any OC'd machine should have active cooling on mosfets and NB IMO.
Can you tell us about this? It might just be me and my obsession with (preventing) VRM failures, but eh... I'm collecting a list of them right now for my article
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