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HI everyone, I am doing my monthly cleaning and I thought about taking the crappy thermal paste off my NB heatsink. I did take the old paste off and now I need to know how much to put back on it. Also, how hot should it be getting? thanks

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Just less than what you would put on the ihs, so about a 1/4 of an uncooked grain of rice
 

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Half of a BB sized ball.
 

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sorry to sound like a noob, but why? does the NB get that hot?

It can if you up the chipset voltage and start overclocking alot.
 

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The NB controls everything on the board, so I would expect it to get as hot as it does
 

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Alright, sounds like about how much I would have put on. How do adjust the voltage, I looked in the BIOS, but no luck, I'll look harder though. Does anyone know if I can find a BIOS that lets me adjust this kinda stuff.

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Alright, sounds like about how much I would have put on. How do adjust the voltage, I looked in the BIOS, but no luck, I'll look harder though. Does anyone know if I can find a BIOS that lets me adjust this kinda stuff.

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No mention of Chipset Voltage in the BIOS?
 

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Ahh, more bad news about my crappy rig, i'm used to it now
. Anywho it is about time for a mobo with some pci e slots on it with ddr2 support. But yeah back to my question, is there any modded BIOS's that will work for my mobo, any sites I should check out?

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darn, ohh well you can't blame me for trying
. I'll deff stay away from VIA chipsets, thanks for the warning.
nVidia and ATi are really the only ones to trust... And yes, that is in Northbridges.
 

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Ahh, I just looked at one of my old mobo's and it has nvidia chipsets! I just wish I had a good socket A proc and 2 good sticks of good RAM. Ohh well, I guess I will make due with what I have
. i don't even know if the idea is worth throwing around, but is there anyway I could use the nvidia chipset on my A8v?

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Yeah, I didn't think so
. Well new board is coming later, as soon as I can find enough money for a board, 2 gig's of good quality RAM, and 2 GPU's. I'm not worried about power, I have me an OCZ 700 watt under the tree right now
can't whait to open it up!

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