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post #7981 of 9900
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Also, if a $165 board has a VRM sensor, why does a $240 board not have them? How much do they cost and how are they mounted?

ASUS just has this thing of not putting sensors in them, they do the exact same to their graphics cards while the ref. cards have them, not entirely sure why really...
   
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With the last posts you just reminded me that i had 2 temp probes and one in-line water temp sensor.

I quick-installed the one probe under the EK vrm waterblock,, right next to the 8pin power socket, i get 1C hgher than the NB in Prime blend ( 20min run).

17.5 C outer temperature ( Phobya 1080 installed in the balcony) 20C Idle CPU, 25C both NB and VRM probe in Idle ( i got 29 on NB and 30 on VRM in load ).

When i dismantle my loop to get the gpu block installed i will also use the water temp sensor and do some tests for you...biggrin.gif
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Cool! biggrin.gif And so it goes, what is the upper temp limit for the VRMs. I've never seen such a number published.
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Well, i also have a stress test of 6x HCI Memtest with similar ambient temps, but longer duration, so NB temp should be at an equilibrium ( worst case ) .

This is on ~17 ambient temps, rmember the rad is permanently installed outside.

Judging by the NB temp below you can imagine the VRM temps :










I'm using my system right now for work, so i can't run any stress test, i'll post maybe in the following days.
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Every motherboard is different so take this with a bag of salt. But.

The NB on this GD80 normally runs 45-62C range depending on load. The VRMs have a sensor that normally runs in the 35-40C range depending on use. These temps are verified with a laser thermometer.

The heat sinks are large enough that the only exposed part of the heat pipe is the 90 degree bend between them.

Using the LT the temps of the VRMs are hottest on the bottom and coldest on the top. That means that if the sensor is reading 35C the top is around 28C and the bottom is around 44C. This is on a board with no LLC and air cooling, so they run cooler than most. My first AM3+ board did not have sensors and got so hot it warped from the heat.

How could you extrapolate that from the NB temps?

Also, if a $165 board has a VRM sensor, why does a $240 board not have them? How much do they cost and how are they mounted?

because the $240 board does not need one, its vrms dont go booms !
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Sandman posted how he did it earlier in this thread. Asus I believe sells temp probes and the board itself has headers to accept the probe signal. You'd have to decide which VRM to put the probe to and even then as even you point out, you're only hitting one component out of how many? You still end up extrapolating.

My only point on the extrapolation is that in a fixed test scenario, specific LLC setting and so on, I bet you should see a linear relationship between the NB temp and the VRM temps because on the Crosshair, they share the same physical heatsink. Then, you'd have to know what the upper temp limit of the VRM you are shooting for as a ceiling.

If you think the Crosshair is expensive, I have a 400USD Rampage III Extreme here too, which was a top of the line board back in the day and it doesn't have any thermal sensors on the VRMs either.

and i have a $500 RIVBE
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Also, if a $165 board has a VRM sensor, why does a $240 board not have them? How much do they cost and how are they mounted?

ASUS just has this thing of not putting sensors in them, they do the exact same to their graphics cards while the ref. cards have them, not entirely sure why really...
the saberkitty 990 r2.0 has one !
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Cool! biggrin.gif And so it goes, what is the upper temp limit for the VRMs. I've never seen such a number published.

125C ? i dunno. i dont remember seeing any numbers on them to identify them and find their specs
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because the $240 board does not need one, its vrms dont go booms !

the saberkitty 990 r2.0 has one !

I HAD a $140 board that didn't have sensors and it got so hot the case was too hot to touch and the PCB warped. It's VRMs didn't go boom either.

In other words: You're argument is irrelevant.

The kitty does not have a pci layout I can use. Irrelevant.
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no it isnt, asus does not equal giga ... let alone a bargain giga board considering you can push 2+v on the CVFz your argument is not only invalid but pointless toothless and useless

* and consistently proven to be true
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Paul17041993 I think I can help you out here back in my days of overclocking athlons
I use to run a tec/waterchiller set up and took quite a few boards and cpus down to subzero
we use neoprene dive suits to insulate the back sides of boards and such from
condensation. But, if you wanna cool of the back side of the board as well you could cut a piece
of neoprene put it on the backside of the board then mount your cooler to it some how using
cpu backplate it would provide the non electrically conductive barrier your after and with it being
thin neoprene would still allow cooling of the backside of the cpu and vrm area.

when my disability finally gets approved both systems Im building will use chilled water for
cooling each system and if I get in the mood I may try to use a tec between the cpu and
waterblock to see if I can pull the temps even lower down to around -30 or so.
Edited by vedaire - 3/19/14 at 9:01pm
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Hey guys good stuff goin on here, question. I can crossfire my 7970s in the 2nd and 4th slot no problem right? Or is 1 and 3 both 16x16 slots
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