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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    It's the "I/O Side mosfet" (?) that's not compatible and "Up Side mosfet" none. But the SB and NB are compatible with both, if i read the chart right.

    Assume I/O Side are what I've been calling power mosfets, and think i've seen them called pwm mosfets too. What do you call them?





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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    yeah ive been reading reviews about that 10-pin internal usb 2.0 extension and they aren't good.12" 10-Pin Internal USB 2.0 Extension Cable - FrozenCPU.com

    so iam not sure what to with that cause i can't seem to bring up any other results in google for that type of cable.

    iam a little nervous about cutting the pipe; if i am to go down that route.

    so your saying to cut the pipe closest to the northbridge?

    so should i cut the where i circled red or green?

    And after i do the cutting, should i crimp the end of the cut pipe ?

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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    I would never recommend such a thing, wouldn't do it myself.
    Temps so bad that a fan that blow over that area won't be enough?

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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    If this is to replace Northbridge cooler alone, get the replacement first, and make sure it will fit.

    You would have to take the heatpipe off to cut it, so no metal scurf gets on yr mobo, no accidental cuts of wrong things....

    So then if new heat solution fits you'd cut in the green circled spots to get the SB and power mosfet coolers alone, without lumps of pipe hanging off, no?

    Me, if I was going to replace NB cooler, would replace all three coolers.

    Another thing often suggested, besides fitting an unimpressive small fan, is removing heatpipe and replacing the factory thermal paste.





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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    You can cut it anywhere you like, but please do remove the whole thing first of course. Crimping is not necessary, but you could if you liked.

    I/O side means the mosfets by the I/O Shield, the back of the board where you connect things.

    The mosfets on top could be called anything, BUT I/O side

    About your USB Extension, I actually just picked on some from that site for a RocketFish project and they work fine. I grabbed two of these as they were cheaper and looked nicer sleeved >>
    FrozenCPU Internal USB Extension Cable - 400mm (PUSB04) - FrozenCPU.com

    As said above just redoing the paste can help TONS, I always redo mine before I even use the boards. You would only need to redo the NB, leave the pads on the SB and mosfets. That alone would help, and or after that you could just simply hand a 80MM fan pointing at the NB or glue/screw a 40-50MM Fan directly to it after you remove the metal plate on top (Or leave it, would be fine that way as well)
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 09-08-2009 at 03:02 PM.

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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    so i finally went with the two 40mm fans to cool my northbridge, one intake & one exhaust.

    While i was in there i decided to give it a new paint job and rework the cable management, check it!

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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    Looks good!

    You know, you can remove that top plate on the NB and just have one fan blowing downwards on the NB. In case you were unsure

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    Default Re: x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    Lookin' good, and hope that resolves that stability prob with yr crossfire.





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