Originally Posted by 0v3rc10cl0ck3d
is there any kind of cooling systems i can apply on the noth bridge and south bridge as far as fan or just apply thermal paste susch as artic silver five in a few months for my birthday my freinds uncle who owns a computer shop and what not is gettting me a free xtreme cooling water cooling systems do they make water blocks for the north bridge and south bridge and oh ya mattie i seen your post in the reviews section the the 680i and the noth and south bridge ill keep that in mind it may come in handy
kudos to mattie
Hey thanks! The board will come with a cooling fan that slides down on over the north bridge. Then it leads a heat pipe down to the south bridge. You can buy passive cooling units for them i've looked into them, but thermal right is in the process of designing a 680i version because the current south bridge hr05 causes problems with the 8 series GPU's.
I'm still running the stock cooler and yes I just used coffee filters to remove the old thermal paste with 70% Rubbing Alcohol then re applied with Arctic Silver 5. Like I said after I applied the AC5 I run a 1.525V FSB and it runs around 40C in the bios. FYI bios puts about 60% load on your hardware.
You won't need to run as much voltage to your south bridge i really wouldn't worry about the AC5 should be enough. See the north bridge controls the really important stuff cpu,memory,main gpu the south bridge controls the secondary PCI-E slot etc....
Removal isn't that hard you'll see the little pins on the back just get some needle nose pliers and pull on them while squeezing in and just let go. There spring loaded so make sure you keep an eye on them cause they will go flying! GL