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Angry please help: Hot chipset temps

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Using my test stand for awhile to make sure everything works Ok before going back in case. So take that into consideration on temp readings.

 

Room temp 80 F

 

idle.......................................... 30 cpu.....39.......42 chipset

Prime 95 (after 8 minutes)............41 cpu......42......42 chipset

 

 

Today at idle with room temp at 72 F: 31 cpu; 39 pwmic; 40 chipset

 

If I had high temps after installing the Evercool, I would make sure it was sitting on the chipset properly, not cocked on one side.

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I Thought my chipset temps may have been hindering my overclock (but now I'm not so sure!) however I couldn't afford water cooling and anyways if you have 2 gfx cards there aren't many options (yet) anyway! So I proceeded to modify an old P3 cpu heatsink and fan to fit over the chipset. I will point out that I only have 1 gfx card so I moved it to slot 2 and fiited my moded h/s & fan. It dropped the idle temps from 45-46 down to 40-41 and loaded temps from 50+ down to 46 max. I live in Queensland, Australia so ambient temps here at the moment (nearly summer) are about 23-30 deg C.

 

If this post is of any interest I can post some pics ;)

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YUP! The evercool works great! What I did before installing was I bent the bracket which holds the pins just a little bit on both sides with a pair of nose pliers to match the holes on the main board and that was all! :D

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Hey, if you can get that cooler to fit will it fit if you have a 7800gtx installed in the top slot??

 

(Angry, no worries you still my hero)

yes, 7800GTX, GT, X850XT, 6800GT, 6600GT SLI, etc

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