Originally Posted by prznar1
they are under the heatsink with ASRock on it. heatsink is burning hot? or not?
They'r definitely hot (they fell hotter than my heatsink, which must be 70-80C), I'm going to see if I can find a fever checker to test the temps (if it even works for temps >50C )
Couldn't find it, but I repurpused one of my heatsink fans so that it passes more air over the VRMs, and I'm going to test again.
On another note: would changing the TIM under those heatsinks for AS5 help (if it is the VRMs overheating)?
Edit: well, I went ahead and changed the the slimy piece of tofu that was under there for AS5. I ended up using the spread method: I didn't want any falling over the sides of the chips. I also changed the NB TIM (which was a dried up piece of gunk). I forgot to change the southbridge TIM, but it probably doesn't need it anyways. The only thing I'm worried about is that (since the AS5 application is obviously thinner than the slice of tofu/heatpad that was there, the heatsink isn't making good pressure on the chips.
. It still reboots, even faster maybe.Edited by adriangb - 3/9/11 at 4:59pm