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MSI X58 Pro-E 1366

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I recently built my first computer and everything is working flawlessly *knocks on wood*. My CPU (i7 960 @3.3GHz) is running at a max of 37C when gaming 14C idle. Although the IOH on the mother board is running at a max of 83C and a min of 74C. Is this normal? If not is there a way that I can fix this? I just did some research on the IOH (North bridge) and people are saying that their MSI motherboards are running the same temps. How can I fix this?

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/76...t-please-help/

From that link it shows that he reseated the heatsink with new thermal paste and it dropped but I'm new to all of this and I don't know exactly how to remove the heatsink from the north bridge or if there is another way that the temps can be brought down. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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i7-960 Bloodfield 3.2GHz MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel ATX MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
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there are push pins holding the nb heatsinks on. just pinch the ends with tweezers and pull them out. new thermal paste helps a few degrees, generally enough for safe use. however, if you want to cool them well, you can go for an aftermarket cooler or two. my thermalright hr-05 keeps things down quite well.
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I called msi Because mine was reading the same and they said its fine/normal, the heatsink on the msi x58 pro-e are actually bolted in but to cure the problem all you need to do is take off heatsink clean it off and apply new thermal paste because there was next to none on mine and it fixed it right up
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