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MsNath

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Feb 4, 2001
Ok I'm trying out one of my water blocks. The chipset block. It is sitting on my chip set and the water is flowing. The copper feels really cool but my temps are 3 or 4 degrees higher then when I had my fan on it.

Im also very unstable!

Why is my northbridge burning up?

Yes I have AS on it already. Yes it seems flat on the chip I have even tried pushing down to give it a little more contact.
 

Ridenow

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Apr 17, 2001
Location
Springfield, IL
Huh?
Check for clogs or kinked hose.
You are just running the one chipset waterblock, right? What pump and radiator are you using? Is the block securely mounted?
 

outhouse

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Location
Auburn California
may be a silly question but what temp is your cooling fluid\water.? maybe pelts would help but I prefere a refrigeration system. good luck oh nice job on your lapping :) [pretty]
 
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MsNath

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Feb 4, 2001
I am now almost positive my system temps are not read from my northbridge. I felt the backside of my motherboard under the northbridge and it is cold like 5c. No where near the 31c that is registering under my system temps.

So where then is the system temps taken from and why on earth are they hoter now than they ever where.

My water temp is about 5c. Cold! The block is cold, the bottom of the Mortherboard is cold. Therefore the Northbridge must be cold.

The lines are running outside to my freezer :)

[img="[URL]http://plaza.powersurfr.com/MsNath/home/chipsetmounted.jpg[/URL]"]

[img="[URL]http://plaza.powersurfr.com/MsNath/home/chipsetmounted2.jpg[/URL]"]

[img="[URL]http://plaza.powersurfr.com/MsNath/home/chipsetmounted3.jpg[/URL]"]
 

ken257

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Dec 20, 2000
Not all chipsets are flat. Some are concave and need a thicker then normal layer of grease in the center to fill the void. The stock fan on my KT7A-R came with a lot of grease on it and it was very thick twords the middle. Also how is the block held in place. In your post you said it was just sitting there. Better results will be obtained if it is bolted down.

Guess we must have posted at the same time cause now I see more info and pics above. I have had good luck with via hardware monitor may want to give that a try instead of mbm.
 
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MsNath

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ken257 (May 13, 2001 12:36 a.m.):
Not all chipsets are flat. Some are concave and need a thicker then normal layer of grease in the center to fill the void. The stock fan on my KT7A-R came with a lot of grease on it and it was very thick twords the middle. Also how is the block held in place. In your post you said it was just sitting there. Better results will be obtained if it is bolted down.

Its held in place with the tie down clamps that held my stock HSF in place.

I am still not convinced the system temps are read from the north bridge. Like I said even the back of the board is cold so the cooling must be working if its that cold on the backside directly under the northbridge.

Update: my system temps are now <32c>
 

outhouse

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In your other post I let you know its not your northbridge that is being measured you should be able to look in your MB manual if you have one and it will show you where your second thermistor is located, I think your NB is fine theres no way its that hot
 
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MsNath

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Feb 4, 2001
It seems that somehow in my panic I got two threads going on this same topic. I do appologies. It would seem that someone has answered my question in the other thread.

Yep you got it wrong [I was wondering in another of your post how you were measuring your NB temps] there is a thermistor on your MB and if you have anything warm near it that would give you higher temps my MB thermiostor is light blue and looks just like the one under proccesor find it and make sure its not touching anything. If you have a lack of case fans or if your ambient temps are high then your system temps will go up. good luck

thanks I will look for it...