Chrispy_ wrote:1. removing an unused drive cage between the case's front intake fan and the lower half of the motherboard
2. having an open-air (rather than exhausting blower) graphics card cooler.
Chrispy_ wrote:I know some graphics cards will kick out warm air rather than cool air, but airflow is more important than absolute temperature, especially if the NB is very hot.
churin wrote:Chrispy_ wrote:2. having an open-air (rather than exhausting blower) graphics card cooler.
Does this mean a fanless heat sink?
Chrispy_ wrote:'tis a trick of the perspective. The tips of the fans (where most of the airflow actually is) overhangs the heatsink by quite a long way, IIRC.
Pholostan wrote:Yeah, the north bridge on 900-series motherboards usually run hot. No problem though, they can take a lot of heat. Made with more than double the process node of the CPU, temps at 70 C is no problem. On my 900-series motherboards, the NB heatsinks are always to hot to touch. In this system, the thermistor for the NB reports 35 C at idle, and my IR thermometer reports 60 C on the heatsink. Under prime95 load the sensor reports about 50 C and the metal is over 70 C. According to Gigabyte, the NB max temp is about 80 C on my 990FXA-UD3 rev 1.0. I've never been close to that IIRC.
Bensam123 wrote:The sensor on the NB could be miscalibrated too, which is what I thought he was pointing out.
just brew it! wrote:Your thermistor must be mis-calibrated then. Or it is measuring something other than NB temp.
My Johnson wrote:You try Gigabyte's utility?
Re: GA-990FXA-UD3 temperature sensors
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 08:28:12 am »
TMPIN0 = Sytem (Motherboard) Temp
TMPIN1 = CPU Temp
TMPIN2 = Northbridge Temp
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