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Old 03-29-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Dangerous temps?

Well, I built this computer last november or so, and it's been a really great gaming rig (I'm about to buy a video card for it as well, school's been pretty busy though). Anyhow, after gaming a bit and booting up everest to see what my temps were, I found that my chipset temperature can go well above 60 degrees Celsius or higher when I'm gaming on my current integrated video. I believe this is a danger zone for my motherboard, so I'm currently looking for some more case fans, as well as (most importantly) a chipset heatsink fan.

I currently have a GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3, which (I read) are notorious for having hot chipsets, but I didn't know that it could get that hot! Help?
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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If you touch the chipset heatsink, is it very hot?
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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Yeah it was scalding hot. Well anyways, I ended up getting one of those passive Zalman chipset heatsinks, and it dropped my chipset temp from over 63 C under load to under 48 degrees Celcius under load. I'm planning on getting a 120mm fan for the back of my case, so that should improve my airflow even more. Thanks anyways.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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Having an exhaust fan to remove the hot air from around the motherboard is very important.
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get a spot fan (2) and a case and southbridge fan (over integrated heatsink) and hopefully it will cool it off man.
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