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Old 01-11-2009, 06:46 AM   #11
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This is my motherboard:
http://www.giga-byte.com/FileList/Im...8sm-s2_big.jpg

There's a heatsink there, I'm not sure if that's the northbridge.

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Old 01-11-2009, 06:47 AM   #12
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I think thats the heatsink for the north bridge chip.

And some do run very hot.

I recently removed the heatsink on mine, cleaned it and reapplied thermal paste cause I thought it was running too hot.

Run PC Wizard. This is a great app. that will tell you your chipset temps.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:41 AM   #13
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Can you take some pics of the inside of your setup?
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:07 PM   #14
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Yup, the heatsink that says Gigabyte on it is the northbridge chip. How's the airflow through the case? Is that thing getting any airflow over it?
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I'll see if I can take some photos later on today.
The air flow is... okay - as follows:

There is no fan at the front of the case, just a plastic grill from the case (so there's room to put a fan). The cable management isn't the best, a few molex adapters etc make it pretty yucky to look at. The CPU is cooled very well, with a big gigabyte cooler and one of those funnel things you screw onto the case's side panel over the top of the cooler.

I then have two fans which I think are 80mm - one on the back of the case next to the CPU, and one on the side panel just under the video card - both are blowing air out.

So I would say that there isn't too much flow - a lot of air going out, not enough going in. I was considering putting one of the fans on the front of the case as intake, and then keeping the other one on the side panel. I feel though that my cable management may be making a big difference, but there's little I can do unless I get a new PSU.

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