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So confused about my Northbridge temp. Can't get it to cool down

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Ok been having issues with my NB temp after getting to 4ghz.

It is hitting 67 deg C!!!!!

I have pulled it off and re thermal pasted it.... No change. Now I got an antec spot cool fan to blow directly on it.... Temps dropped less than 1 degree! My case has perfect airflow, so thats not an issue!

Before the spot cool it would get hot enough I could not hold a finger on it for more than 10 seconds... Now with the fan blowing on it, its only slightly warm to the touch yet the temps read the same?!

The NB temp is TMPIN2 in the SC.

Anyone have any ideas?
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That's normal....my NB hits 81c which apparently is normal for my board. I might even say those are good temps.
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It's fine, these chips are like gpus, they can stand a much higher temp then CPUs.
    
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lol my is at like 30c load
abit massive high end sink ftw
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
That's normal....my NB hits 81c which apparently is normal for my board. I might even say those are good temps.
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
It's fine, these chips are like gpus, they can stand a much higher temp then CPUs.
You guys are the first two people that said that these temps are normal. everyone else I showed them too freaked lol
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Remember that the NB heat sensor is either in, or below the chip. Motherboard sensors are usually mounted under the chip, so even if most of the chip is cool, then heat will gather by the sensor underneath it, farthest from the heatsink. NB have only tiny little heatsinks on them anyway, because they're low power chips, and don't make much heat.

I suggest you don't panic. Since the heatsink was getting warm before, and isn't now it has more airflow, you just proved it doesn't have gigabyteitis (aka super-loose heatsinks). This is the board with the heatpipe right? Assuming it is, then increase airflow past the SB as well, to give the heatpipe a nice cold end, that should bring temps down a bit.
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Remember that the NB heat sensor is either in, or below the chip. Motherboard sensors are usually mounted under the chip, so even if most of the chip is cool, then heat will gather by the sensor underneath it, farthest from the heatsink. NB have only tiny little heatsinks on them anyway, because they're low power chips, and don't make much heat.

I suggest you don't panic. Since the heatsink was getting warm before, and isn't now it has more airflow, you just proved it doesn't have gigabyteitis (aka super-loose heatsinks). This is the board with the heatpipe right? Assuming it is, then increase airflow past the SB as well, to give the heatpipe a nice cold end, that should bring temps down a bit.
The board has a heatpype that starts at the mossfet and goes through the nb and down to the sb. The sb can't have any air blown on it because it is right underneath my graphics card.
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Quote:
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The board has a heatpype that starts at the mossfet and goes through the nb and down to the sb. The sb can't have any air blown on it because it is right underneath my graphics card.
Sure it can, point some decent airflow at your GPU and air will get to it.
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