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Nforce4 chipset to hot?

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Hi all,

 

Am I right to be concerned about the temperature my NF4 chipset is at when idle?

 

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Obviously 43 degrees is not going to harm it but when I start to overclock the setup, it could lead to problems?

 

Stock DFI chipset cooler by the way

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w00t since it got colder outside and my window is opened...mine went from 44C to 35C...

 

Room temp makes a difference as well...If you can mount a fan blowing over top of the chipset if you want it cooler...

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Hi all,

 

Am I right to be concerned about the temperature my NF4 chipset is at when idle?

 

untitled12mt.jpg

 

Obviously 43 degrees is not going to harm it but when I start to overclock the setup, it could lead to problems?

 

Stock DFI chipset cooler by the way

Yes you are. It should be in the mid 30's when idle. The reason its not is that

you have tweaked your fan in the bios to NOT-KICK-IN until a higher temp.

Your chipset rpm is 3k when it should be 7k @ > 35c.

Actually, the chipset fan isin't that hi a sqeal. Just set it to be max at all times,

You'll never notice it.

 

Hung Lo

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Yes you are. It should be in the mid 30's when idle. The reason its not is that

you have tweaked your fan in the bios to NOT-KICK-IN until a higher temp.

Your chipset rpm is 3k when it should be 7k @ > 35c.

Actually, the chipset fan isin't that hi a sqeal. Just set it to be max at all times,

You'll never notice it.

 

Hung Lo

Thats a joke, right?

 

You'll never notice it? I've had 3 of these motherboards and all of them had an extremely loud, annoying hum during full operation.

 

And 43 celcius is fine.

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Thats a joke, right?

 

You'll never notice it? I've had 3 of these motherboards and all of them had an extremely loud, annoying hum during full operation.

 

And 43 celcius is fine.

I never joke, as 7k 40mm fans go, my sli-dr aint so bad. But I just bought it

so maybe the fans an upgrade. I doesen't do more than 7k. When not using

the machine it should be off. Either way you won't be there. 43c idle at 3k rpm

means 7k when he clicks on anything on the desktop that fires up any os

function. So any use of the machine bolts it to 7k, why use it? Shut it off.

Why have it on at 43c when your not using it when you could have it at 34c

and NOT use it? Tell u right now, there's no solution to this noise otherwise

dfi would have it on thier chipset. A large fan blowing over the chipset won't

make it cooler. The chipset doesen't have any "sail" profile to cool. Its an ic

flat on the board, the only way to cool it is to have a heat sink and fan.

I believe they will invent an after market heat pipe for this with very "small"

pipes, that bend and angle away from the gpu card. Its a design flaw to

put the chipset ic where it is, and as you've said, 3 of your mboards have this

flaw. Were these flawed boards spanning over nf2,3,4?

 

You could get a water cooled solution. The big fan blowing over the chipset

won't cool it down at all.

 

Hung Lo

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Mine idles at 45 with the chipset fan at 3000rpm, and it doesn't change at all unless I put it under serious load - this is at 1.6V. The chipset fan is extremely loud at maximum RPM, and I couldn't put up with it at all running all the time that way.

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my chipset gets extremly hot because the HS on my x800 dumps hot air directly on top of the chipset fan. Im plannin on buying a replacement and setting it with as5. Heres the link to the one im gonna buy, its actually a tad lower than the stock one so there shouldnt be any clearance problems.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835110107

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Well I ignored all of your advice :P and took the chipset heatsink and fan off.

 

Well not because I didn't believe you, just wanted to look at the nf4 chipset, kinda looks like a athlon XP chip lol.

 

I was not surprised to see that there was no contact at all on the chipset and the thermal paste looked very poor. Obviously when your mass producing boards, they cant lavish out on AS5 :D

 

So I cleaned them both up and applied a nice thin layer of AS5. My chipset now idles at 38 degrees :)

 

I have set the DFI chipset fan to full what when it hits 41 degrees.

 

At full what the chipset fan is loud! Its got the same kind of screech the beginning of an air raid siren has lol.

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I believe the chipset is rated to be ok for temps up to 60c, mine currently idles at 43c and goes up to 49c under load (my fan doesn't kick in fully until 50c so i don't have to put up with the noise!)

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