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More brainstorming!<br />
We all discuss cooling solutions on the cpu, chipset, vga, etc...<br />
<i><b>Has anyone here attempted to dremel the backside of the case and motherboard and try cooling from the right side of a case?</b></i><br />
I figure a fan(s) on the backside of the cpu area would aid in the cooling of the socket.<br />
What do you guys think?<img src="/images/smilies/cheers.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cheers" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="/images/smilies/cheers.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cheers" class="inlineimg" />
 

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As far as I know (which isn't a whole bunch), the back side of the motherboard is only connections for the capacitors, resistors, and ICs that are of the left side (top) of the motherboard. Those connections don't get all that hot...or shouldn't under normal conditions. I know OCing can make things hotter, but you'd be amazed at how much current you'd have to run through a 24 AWG wire, and its soldering joint to make it heat up to a point where you should worry (we are talking 150 amps type current at 12 volts). <br />
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Though for venting, and completness sake, cooling the right side (bottom) of the motherboard couldn't hurt...it would just be less efficient than cooling the voltage regulators, NB, SB, Processor, Ram, HDs, Vid Card(s). If you have money to burn, invest it in a Conroe processor and its accompanying tech, and you'll be much more happy than trying to cool the backside of your motherboard.<br />
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Short and Sweet Version: No, cooling the back of your motherboard is a waste of time. You might as well spend that time throwing your mouse at your monitor, while stepping on your keyboard, and peeing on your cpu while folding for OC.net!!!!! I'm not trying to flame, but to explain why cooling the back of your motherboard is a waste of time...Cheers! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Alot of people doesn't cool the backside of their mobo.<br />
Y'know, when people do cable management, the cables goes under the mobo, so it might be heated up that way.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">As far as I know (which isn't a whole bunch), the back side of the motherboard is only connections for the capacitors, resistors, and ICs that are of the left side (top) of the motherboard. Those connections don't get all that hot...or shouldn't under normal conditions. I know OCing can make things hotter, but you'd be amazed at how much current you'd have to run through a 24 AWG wire, and its soldering joint to make it heat up to a point where you should worry (we are talking 150 amps type current at 12 volts). <br />
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Though for venting, and completness sake, cooling the right side (bottom) of the motherboard couldn't hurt...it would just be less efficient than cooling the voltage regulators, NB, SB, Processor, Ram, HDs, Vid Card(s). If you have money to burn, invest it in a Conroe processor and its accompanying tech, and you'll be much more happy than trying to cool the backside of your motherboard.<br />
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Short and Sweet Version: No, cooling the back of your motherboard is a waste of time. You might as well spend that time throwing your mouse at your monitor, while stepping on your keyboard, and peeing on your cpu while folding for Overclock.net!!!!! I'm not trying to flame, but to explain why cooling the back of your motherboard is a waste of time...Cheers! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Finally a response. I thought cases should allow more room between the motherboard and the right side of the case to allow airflow might help cooling the mobo down.<br />
As far as pushing Conroe, I'll wait thanx.
 

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I may mod the right side of my case to add a fan or two and find out if <br />
lowered temps can be had.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">More brainstorming!<br />
I figure a fan(s) on the backside of the cpu area would aid in the cooling of the socket.</div>

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</div>I suffered that same brain fart 2 years ago, and to no avail.<br />
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After cutting perfect holes in both the mobo tray and side panel, the fan made zero difference regardless of the direction of flow. So, yeah, just bounce the mouse off you monitor a few times untill the urge passes.
 

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A lot of Asus' motherboards have a technology called "Stack Cool" or "Stack Cool 2" Stack Cool basically means the area around the CPU socket has an extra layer to aid in heat dissipation out the back of the motherboard, Stack Cool 2 is the same idea but applied to the whole backside of the motherboard, I can't say for sure if it helps or not because there is no way to know for sure but I'd assume it works since the area around the CPU socket does get pretty warm on other motherboards but slightly less so on mine.
 

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I've never heard of someone cooling the backside of the mobo, but people do heat it. The vapochill phase change unit comes with a heater pad to apply to the backside of the cpu socket to help keep condension from forming.
 
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