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Hello, fellow members of OCN!

I have in my rig, an XFX 750i SLI and it has no problems other than not being able to OC past 3.4 Ghz with more than 1 ram stick in. So to cut to the chase, some of the chipset coolers on them get extremely hot when I feel them. Too hot to touch, it burns my finger for even a split second touch.

So my question is, should I get better cooling in my case or not overclock as far as I am? It seems unsafe to me to have the temps so high that I can't touch them. Opinions on what to do?

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tl;dr, mobo chipset coolers too hot to touch, wat do?

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post #2 of 7
Those chipset coolers will always feel hot i think, nothing to worry about.. What are your temperature readings ?
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No idea on how to get the temp readings on those. Tbh, I didn't even know you could lol 0.0
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post #4 of 7
if your temps are too hot to touch, they are probably above 80c. one of my chipset heatsinks stings after a few seconds and it idles at around 75-80c, so yours could be even higher. try getting a small 40mm fan. relatively cheap and lowered my temps from 80c to 50c.
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Put a small fan on it it looks doable_ I would zip tie it on =]
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I have heat issues with my Northbridge and Mosfets also until I installed a sidefan on my PC Case that directs air to them and now my temps on those have dropped big time.

NB went from 48-50C to 30-32C and well I can't tell you what the mosfet temps were but they were surely better and cool to the touch.
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post #7 of 7
nVidia boards run hot...

Invest in some60mm fans and zip ties, they do wonders...
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