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Is it necessary to get a fan for the Southbridge on my ASUS P6T SE if I am OCing?

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Hey everyone. I'm about to overclock/upgrade my current system. I am completely new to OCing with aftermarket coolers and was not sure what would be the best way to go about this. My current system:

i7 930
ASUS P6T SE
Antec 900 case (that is semi-modded with some holes for cable management)

What I have in my possession:

Corsair H50
2 GT-15 fans (for "push-pull")

I guess my questions are as follows:

1) What is a reliable program to monitor/see the temperature for the Southbridge chipset?

2) My mobo just has a passive heatsink connected to the Southbridge chipset. Do I even need a small fan if I am doing OCing on my CPU? Would a fan even do much? (probably makes my case even hotter since it will be pulling or pushing air). I am planning to OC my i7 to 3.6-3.8 GHz.
Edited by Kabigon - 3/5/11 at 6:58pm
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1. Lavalys Everest, provided the SB has a sensor.
2. Probably not, if it does get too hot you could have a small fan blowing into it.
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  1. HWMonitor?
  2. No, you don't need a fan. The stock heatsink will do just fine.
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I have the same board as you, and the South Bridge definently doesn't need a fan. The northbridge can have a 40mm fan installed, but you will not likely need it unless you pump more than 1.24V through the ICH.
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Thanks for the replies guy. I forgot to add that I am planning to OC my i7 to 3.6-3.8 GHz. But I just wasn't sure if the Southbridge on this board runs hot normally without any OC.
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There's no overclocking in the southbridge. So it can't generate much heat. U just need to take a look at your nothbridge temps.
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Ah, will the same programs as mentioned above (i.e., HWMonitor, Everest) be able to monitor Northbridge temps as well?
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
Ah, will the same programs as mentioned above (i.e., HWMonitor, Everest) be able to monitor Northbridge temps as well?
Yes.
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