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post #11 of 18
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i dont get how moving around the nb heatsink makes the temp shoot up and down 20*C instantly in both ways. I mean when it hits 60*C it doesnt feel like it. Maybe the fan is removing heat so fast? Because I recall at 45*C I couldn't even hold my finger more than 3 seconds. maybe heatsink and NB temps are different, and the changed seating has changed temps?

Also, maybe the stock cpu hsf blew air 'under' the hsf, whereas I made sure the 40mm fan I installed didn't touch the mobo. The consequence is that the temps are higher?

ugh, what a headache.
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post #12 of 18
Sounds like the heatsink is not seated properly. If the NB temp probe reports 60°C, but the HSF isn't even warm, then clearly you do not have proper contact between the HS and the NB chip.

You should try reseating the heatsink and/or try increasing mounting pressure.
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What I did was constantly poke at the NB heatsink with pens and various sticklike objects, as the temps would change on how it was seated sort of. Now it's at 30-31, about 3*C higher than the usual 26-28*C it was reporting with stock hsf and single rear exhaust.

I think the fan I mounted is weighing on it ever so slightly, and then temps rose because the stock hsf which blew air toward it, unlike my new hyper 212, kept it low temp. The fan I mounted I don't think is able to get air 'under' the heatsink like the CPU draft did, but it's lower than that horrible side intake fan was, and only about 3*C higher than before. In all, worthwhile. I think. Remember I can't read my CPU temps. ugh.

anyways quick question so I dont make a thread about it: Because I know have 2 x 4 pin PWM CPU fans (from both heatsinks) and I dont use either of them on the CPU (replaced single stock hyper 212 with 2 x yateloon for consistency in push/pull), how I can connect them to a NZXT Sentry 2 (http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/fan_control/sentry_2) fan controller that only has 3 pin inputs/3pin molex?

The issue is that I want to control these 2 CPU fans (in fact, I'm only getting fan control because I don't have enough 4 pin molex from PSU without daisychaining 3+ to a single line). Actually these are the only 2 fans I care to control in my system due to how loud they are. I have 1 cpu socket, so there's that, but the motherboard system fan header is 3 pin, and the NZXT fan controller is just 3 pin. I imagine I need to mod something?
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Pictures, of course. Prodding the fan changes temps as the heatsinks shifts but I think it's stabilized. I'm not sure why on installation changes were like 20*C, but now the temps stay at or below what I had going with the stock CPU fan that blew down on the board vs the tower cooler i have now.







The copper wire should never touch anything, as its threaded through the fan. If you look closely you'll see that the fan isn't laying on the GPU, it's on tight, and on the sides I wrapped electric tape just in case. yes, it's close, but it's perfectly safe. I actually refitted it later on, as you can see the fan is nudging on the electrolytic capacitor so I took off the tape on the left side, and threaded the copper wire to the front of the fan, so now it's touching the motherboard, but I wrapped it tight in electric tape, so it serves as a way to make sure the fan doesn't touch the motherboard.
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You can do it, the fans are made of high temp plastic and wont melt on the graphics card, unless its aluminum framed, DONT USE IT for the obvious reason of it shorting out the graphics card.
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Not aluminimumz, it's the plastic stock AMD am3 cpu cooler you get when you buy the chip. I didnt need it when going hyper 212 and then I found a need for it. I've made very sure the copper wire won't touch anything. It's all very, very tight and secure.
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I have 2 question.

Without this fan on my chipset, my nb temps stay around 45*C, which from what I've read, actually isn't a problem for 770 chipset. Im thinking of just removing this fan after all.

1. What can cause chipset temps to go up? both p95 and gpu test dont seem to really heat up my chipset. I just want to make sure that i dont execute some program or overclock and the motherboard-northbridge doesnt get too hot from no fan being their anymore. would increasing the fsb do it? what exactly?

2. I'm assuming 40-50*C on a motherboard chipset is more than okay.... so just going to take this fan off. I figured it had to be around 25*C like you want most things to be around.
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