Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
tatts

how do i cool my PWMIC?

Recommended Posts

as anyone got any mods or ideas on cooling the pwmic please?

mine gets to around 50-53c when underload running a opteron 146 @ 3ghz and thinks its a little high.

also, would it be worth upgrading my arctic freezer64 for a thermalright si-120 & a 120mm panaflo? not sure if the xp120 would fit. it may not reduce cpu temps much but thought it may help cool the pwmic abit?

 

any ideas would be much appreciated :nod:

 

 

edit: will the Thermalright SLK948U be better for a opteron?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

 

I have a seperate 80 mm fan blowing cool air on to my PWM and it works very well, assuming the NF4 Ultra D is the same layout as the NF4 SLI-DR then the chip is located up just above and to the left of the 24 pin ATX power socket on the M/B.

 

Although I am sure if this is wrong someone will correct me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just installed an artic cooler on my 7800 and my PWMIC temps went from 45+ down to 35 deg at idle. Guess the hot air from the stock fan was hitting the PWMIC senser. CPU temps are down about 4 deg. Chipset temps are down about 4 deg. too. A pleasant side effect in addition to the greatly reduced gpu temps at idle and especially at load.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yep i either use a Coolermaster Crossflow fan (for Stacker cases), or I just put an old 60mm thin fan (ie: the kind from AMD stock heatsinks) in that area with twisty-ties, or hook one hole on the post of my watercooling setup ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just found a unique and easy solution for fan placement. After having done a combination of the other suggestions (I had a small thin 60mm fan twisty tied). I have come up with a solution that so far seems quite solid. First take note that not too far from the row of heatsinks, there are two motherboard anchors with screws holding the motherboard to the tray of your case. I got a bolt long enough to mount a fan to and installed it into one corner of the fan. Then i put a nylon lockwasher and nut over that. I tighten the nut until it just started to touch the fan, but not so tight that I can't turn the screw, yet. Then I insert the long screw, attached to the fan obviously, into the motherboard tray mount hole and turn the screw until it tightens firmly. Then I used a curve pair of needle nose pliers to hold the nut on the inside, nearest the motherboard, and then tighten the screw head itself. If you put the bolt through only the inside hole of the fan (closest to the MB again), you can still put a decorative grill over the fan if you want. I can show you guys some pics if you want. It will have to wait until I get done with my duties today, but this is quite trick and works well. Much cleaner than the old twisty ties and now I have a really good looking AC Ryan blackfire fan with a cool fan grill on display.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes some pictures would be nice for ideas :D

would on of these be beeter than my arctic freezer? thermalright SI-120 or SLK948U

and which one? (i know AG will say slk948u lol)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also in line with this thread, I have some issues with my NF4 Chipset getting up to as high as 56C while playing Civ4. The problem I have is that my GFX card basically sits right on top of the poor thing.

 

Any ideas on how to better cool that Chipset?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest scott
I just found a unique and easy solution for fan placement. (etc. etc.

 

deguello, I'd really like to see how you did that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...