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post #11 of 18
I wouldn't be.

If it really bothers you, try reseating the mosfet heatsink
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That's a healthy bit of voltage you're pumping into your CPU, it's not surprising that they're running hot. Then again, VRMs always run hot. How many phases does your motherboard have?

Grab an Antec Spot Cool, and point it at the VRMs.
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Would it be possible for you to take off the northbridge/VRM heatsink and reapply paste/ thermal pads?

Could be that paste is drying up and losing effectiveness.
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That's a healthy bit of voltage you're pumping into your CPU, it's not surprising that they're running hot. Then again, VRMs always run hot. How many phases does your motherboard have?

Grab an Antec Spot Cool, and point it at the VRMs.
6 phase for the standard 780i SLi board and 8 phase for the "FTW" 780i.
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
I wouldn't be.

If it really bothers you, try reseating the mosfet heatsink
I just may do this.. I have a tube of mx-2 I could use for it

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Originally Posted by EfemaN View Post
That's a healthy bit of voltage you're pumping into your CPU, it's not surprising that they're running hot. Then again, VRMs always run hot. How many phases does your motherboard have?

Grab an Antec Spot Cool, and point it at the VRMs.
I'm not exactly sure, it may be 8 phase, if i'm not mistaken edit: it's 6 phase.

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Would it be possible for you to take off the northbridge/VRM heatsink and reapply paste/ thermal pads?

Could be that paste is drying up and losing effectiveness.
Yeah, good idea. They're running hot to the touch, but it may not be that bad, but a good reseat might be in order.
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I'm not exactly sure, it may be 8 phase, if i'm not mistaken edit: it's 6 phase.

Yeah, good idea. They're running hot to the touch, but it may not be that bad, but a good reseat might be in order.
Well, 6 phase should be plenty. I vaguely remember hearing people complain about VRMs on EVGA boards, but it's fuzzy... it's also a little difficult to go by subjective tests alone, I think all VRMs working with overclocked chips will run hot to the touch.
post #17 of 18
6 phase would be good on a Socket 775 board
Off topic but do you have any idea what a blue flashing LED, nothing else, upon turning on PSU could be? People point to dead PSU but it was working just fine on old mobo before, impossible it's dead
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6 phase would be good on a Socket 775 board
Off topic but do you have any idea what a blue flashing LED, nothing else, upon turning on PSU could be? People point to dead PSU but it was working just fine on old mobo before, impossible it's dead
I would refer to your motherboard manual, as I don't have that board.

I've had flashing LED's on my motherboard in the past, not sure what it meant though. I was luckily able to avoid the issue somehow
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