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    Default x48-ds5 heatsinks compatibility (mosfets) ect

    Hey there peeps, I have just recently added an extra video card to rig , now in crossfire. two 4850's. so iam having trouble getting it stable again, my system that is.
    So i narrowed it down to the NB getting way to hot now. btw my system is overclocked.
    anyway, iam going to purchase some aftermarket coolers for the North, South bridges and for the mosfets.

    so what i think i narrowed it down to is for NB the Thermalright HR-05 SLI/IFX xhttp://www.thermalright.com/new_a_p...05_sli_ifx.htm

    now for the mosfets, i was thinking some of the Thermalright ones http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...et_cooler.html

    but when i got to check the compatibility with the x48-ds5 there isnt any
    HR-05 / IFX Series & HR-09 Series Compatibility List

    so iam kinda stuck. does anyone know if it will actually fit on the x48-ds5??

    thanks guys!


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

    It's too short. If you don't mind losing the warranty completely you can just cut the heatpipe and keep using the original mosfet heatsink.


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

    i attached a 40mm fan to the side of the NB fins, leaving the chipset heatpipe intact.

    What case are you using? A 120mm or larger side fan putting out more than 40cfm can help too. Before you go as far as getting different heatsinks, there is a lot of temp improvement to be had with cable management and a good fan arrangement in the case.

    If you've already done that, ignore this.





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

    so cable management is ok. its going to get retucked once i take it appart and spray paint the inside black.

    so for the Southbridge, if i cut the heatpipe to it and leave it like that, is that going be a heat issue?

    Right now i had to go back to stock settings cause iam pretty darn sure that the NB temps are holding my overclock setup ; that up until i added another ati 4850; was stable.

    anywho, let me know what you thinksssssssssssssssssssss

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

    also, is there such as a front usb cable extension?

    like male to female front usb cable .
    mine isnt long enough so its screwing my cable management.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by chris-11 View Post
    also, is there such as a front usb cable extension?

    like male to female front usb cable .
    mine isnt long enough so its screwing my cable management.
    Like this?
    I think if you cut the pipe, leave as much as you can for the SB and mosfets.

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    I was wary of cutting the pipe, whether that would help by itself I do not know, but the heatpipe is sealed, and there is at least some liquid in there which cools by evaporating where it is hot and condensing out in a cooler area. This is meant to enhance cooling over just air alone.

    Normally those NB fins rely on air spill from the cpu cooler. When we fit tower coolers the NB loses airflow.

    My thinking was to replace the lot, get the offset base HR-05 SLI/IFX, rather than the vertical version, to get out from under the True Black cooler, but if it doesn't fit, that's no good. I was thinking new heatsinks for all three, like you, but then got temps under control with a 40mm fan, so no urgency now.

    Prior to 40mm fan had 60-70c NB temps, right now 34c.

    DFI (Apologies for mentioning a non-Giga brand) put a fancy cooler on their X48. There's a top on the northbridge that unscrews, and can be replaced with a water cooling top or a fan blowing into it .... interesting.





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

    There is only gas in there, it is liquid now but when you open it up it will be gas so you wont see anything inside.

    SB Should be fine with just the heatsink, or you could get any other non stock NB/SB heatsink

    HR-05 and 09 both are listed as compatible with the X48-DS5 in the link you provided
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa.../05-09-mcl.htm

    After you remove stock heat pipe is what it says, makes sense of course. You could always email them to be sure, but that is how I understand what they have noted

    Or you could always use these on your mosfets, I have used their VGA ram sinks and they are nice
    Enzotech MOS-C1 Forged Copper Mosfet Heatsinks - Multi-Pack (10 pcs)

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

    lsdmeasap, you are such a great source of info! Couldn't get an answer out of google on X48-DQ6 and HR-05 SLI/IFX, and there it is.

    Good news 4 u 2 Chris?

    Nice rig by the way!
    Last edited by Salty; 09-07-2009 at 10:34 PM.





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

    HAHA, thanks, anytime man!

    Tell Google I know more, maybe they will hire me!

    Now, keep in mind I am not 100% sure about that, but that is what the chart looks to say to me. If I was looking I would buy based on that, or email and ask first instead of getting mad later.

    But looks to me to say, not compatible as the heatpipe would need to be removed, which we are doing here anyway so that means compatible to me

    Clunk also found the HR-05 range to be compatible
    Gigabyte X48T DQ6 Living Review - Page 13 - Clunk's Forums.

    But not the HR-09, so I was only half correct

    I would contact them via email and ask, let them know you are already removing the heatpipe and see what they have to say. I think I read they made a HR-09S to fix the above mentioned issue, but you will need to ask to be sure or just order some Enzotech's I mentioned above
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/contact.html

    Ohh, here is where I see the HR-09S mentioned for Gigabyte Mosfets
    http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=26292

    But again I would still contact them via email or call to be sure if you planned to get a HR-*
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 09-07-2009 at 10:41 PM.

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