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re-seating North/south bridge

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I'm currently re-seating my north and south bridge (the actual bridge not the heatsink) I've never done it before though it all seems fairly straight forward.

On the south bridge however, I don't see any TIM residue or similar, is the south bridge not cooled via thermal paste?

And is there anything important I should know before using thermal paste remover on the leftover paste under the northbridge? or is it a straightforward - clean it off, apply less than a pea of TIM, and good to go?

Thanks in advance

**EDIT, I'm doing this on an Asus Rampage III Extreme
post #2 of 15
Id actually like to know as well. I have the same motherboard.
post #3 of 15
Why?
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Why?
For me, I would like to know for when I watercool my mobo.
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I did this on a MSI 790FX-GD70 and theres nothing special to note. Just clean it off with arctic clean or similar and apply new thermal paste. Those chips are pretty small so it doesn't take but a small grain of rice size dot of tim. Seems funny that there was no thermal paste or pad on the southbridge. Are you sure it's not stuch to the heatsink you pulled off?
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Just apply TIM to all chips that come into contact with your heat sink. Nuff said really.

Just make sure you use non-conductive stuff like MX-2
 
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post #7 of 15
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Seems funny that there was no thermal paste or pad on the southbridge. Are you sure it's not stuch to the heatsink you pulled off?
Maybe you're right, on the HS i pulled off there's somethin there, I didn't think it was thermal paste as it looked more like a yellow pad, but maybe it was just a different kind they decided to use instead for some reason.
post #8 of 15
It's a thermal pad. It's less effective than thermal paste/grease.
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It's a thermal pad. It's less effective than thermal paste/grease.
If the Thermal pad is still fully in tact, is there any need to remove it? my SB temps have always been nice and cool, so if I don't have to remove that thermal pad I'd much rather leave it on.
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Umm you are reseating the heat sink. Re seating the chip means removing it doesn't it?
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