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Thread: Need help with Crosshair V Formula Northbridge Replacement

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    You think that maybe there is a batch of boards that were not perfect? Might be you never say never.

    Could you pm me with your serial numbers of the motherboards please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey27 View Post
    Anyway to make a long story short,im not happy when playing games on stock speed with this cpu,it actually has lower performance then my old phenom wich i ran at 3.8ghz.And most of all while all my temps are low the northbridge is idling at around 48 - 50 and shoots up to 60 when gaming.I still oc'd it and while going higher i did not saw my nb temps rise higher then on stock speed,while my cpu temps were going up but stayed well below 50.I can even feel the heat on the right side of my case when laying my hand on where the nb is placed.Im not planning to play games everyday with my nb temp this high.

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    Double post srry,image verification messed up.
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    Thanks for the reply's guys

    @ kkn Im based in the netherlands,so you got a similair problem i guess ?
    Its not even quite summer yet..and my nb temps are already 62 maxed out,possible they will rise a few more degrees when the heat starts to kick in my room.Anyway this thead is about the Formula IV http://www.overclock.net/t/748397/as...erheating-poll having similair problems as the formula V.On page 10 you can see Maximator having installed the EK i think,and his temps went down from 59c to 42c idle,Huuuge improvement you might say.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1011937/w...ula-nb-temp/10 another thread started by people who have problems with their Formula V nb temps.

    Anyway..some say the nb has a threshold of 85 degrees..others say it shouldnt ever get above 65c,others say it doesnt really matter the nb is supposed to run hot,as you see i can find different answers everywhere.But just to be safe i will get the ek nb watercooling,because this board is truly awesome despite this nb heat issue, ( wich dont have to be a problem at all,and im just being paranoid maybe ) but i still want to have lower temps.

    @XtremePerformance: I have a slight gpu overclock 830 -> 870 and mem only up with 5mhz because it was throttling down in a game,and doing this made it stop throttling down constantly.My 2 560 ti's still blow every game out of the water,so i have no real need to heavily oc these,yet.No idea when they have an upcoming version of this board,but like i said despite the nb temps,and if your willing to spend some money on replacing the heatsink ( you might not have the nb heat problem at all btw ) then you'll have a incredile mobo,really im not complaining about this mobo at all,just the nb temp.btw thanks for the provided link

    @HiVizMan: thanks for all your answers and help,i will start a new thread soon in the hope i get some help from watercooling experts.

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    No problem my friend, I do not like to offer advice about stuff I do not know enough about. Water cooling is one such topic.

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    Easy solution to hot North Bridge.

    What i did to cool down the NB was to take the useless heat-sink that you always get with your new processor. Remove the fan that's mounted on top of the heat-sink, plug it into 4-pin . Rest it on top of your graphics card and point it at the NB heat-sink.
    Dropped my temps 7-10 Celsius and didn't cost me any $$$. Also I can control the fan speeds through AI Suite.

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    I am using the EK-FB Crosshair V waterblock and my NB stays in the 30c range. If you find one do not waste time thinking about it. They are currently changing the design and when EK does this they quit selling thw old one's. I am also cooling my FX8150 on the same cooling loop. I am using EK supremacy Acetal Nickle CPU block, the above mentioned NB Block a Swiftech MCP655B pump 1/2id 3/4od tubing and a Blackice SR1 420 RAD with 6 140mm fans in push pull configuration. At 4.7ghz cores at 47c under full load and NB at 30c.
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    Maybe a silly idea but first dismount your mobo. Then unscrew the heatsink of the NB. Check how the thermal paste has been applied.

    I have seen it more than once that its a big sloppy mess.

    Get yourself a good thermal paste. Completely clean the NB and the heatsink and apply new paste.

    Screw the heatsink back on the mobo. Etc

    Now check your temps again...

    Mine dropped by at least 10 degrees!!Lot cheaper than switching to H2O ...

    Although I just about finished building my system and the ek block is the last part on the shopping list. Going to buy it soon.
    Last edited by Henkenator68NL; 07-02-2012 at 03:22 PM.

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    been in touch with ek .. there going to start making a new rev of the n/b waterblock by the end of the month .. yay ...
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