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1366 hot motherboard temps decrease stability over time?

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Hey Guys,

I am wondering if there are more people who found out about their motherboard temps being too high on a 4Ghz OC?

I am running a 7 computer renderfarm, all machines are Gigabyte UD5 motherboards with a 920/930/950 in them, all running at 4.0Ghz@ 1.3325 volt 24/7.

Now I noticed that the UD5 has warning LED's on the board that indicate if a certain part of the motherboard overheats. I have had one motherboard, stuffed in a particularly crappy case, constantly tell me it is running at 60 degrees + .

The core temp was alright so I did not bother. After about 1 year of rendering the computer started acting up. It randomly shuts down and eventually the motherboard started to produce really loud whining noises.

I tried to eliminate the problem by switching processors and ram but it stayed. I RMA'ed the board and got a nice fresh UD5 rev 2.0 (basically a UD7 yea!).

After installing it back into the case I noticed it started to overheat too. I fixed this by sticking a 120mm silent fan on top of the graphics card that pointed directly at the northbridge. This brought the temps down to 35 degrees under load.

Now since everyone focusses so much on core temps I wonder if more people worry about other parts than the GPU and CPU overheating in their machines?

What are your stories?

edit: These are 3 of my machines now, all have 200m fans in the door that cool the parts wonderfully well:

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I have 60mm fans for the NB, the RAM and sometimes the Mosfets (left and above the cpu socket)..

My evga x58 would load around 75c without the fan, the RAM was around 70c, with fans installed they both are in the mid 50's load....


So I always tend to cool the motherboard, ran alot of evga boards over the years, all have been notorious for running hot...
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Originally Posted by 10acjed View Post
I have 60mm fans for the NB, the RAM and sometimes the Mosfets (left and above the cpu socket)..

My evga x58 would load around 75c without the fan, the RAM was around 70c, with fans installed they both are in the mid 50's load....


So I always tend to cool the motherboard, ran alot of evga boards over the years, all have been notorious for running hot...
Ah I see that I am not the only one .

Did you ever had a failure like I described too? And aren't 60's noisy?
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3x NZXT Phantom 
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i7 930 Gigabyte X58 UD-5 GTX 480 6x2 GB Dominator GT 1600mhz 
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2xSpinpoint F3 1TB OSX/Windows 7 Acer GD245 3D ready Corsair HX850 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
3x Spinpoint F1 3x Corsair H60 3x Windows 7 Ultimate 3x Corsair HX850 
Case
3x NZXT Phantom 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Gigabyte X58 UD-5 GTX 480 6x2 GB Dominator GT 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2xSpinpoint F3 1TB OSX/Windows 7 Acer GD245 3D ready Corsair HX850 
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