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    Default Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    Hey. This is a problem I've had for a while now. While idling, SpeedFan says that my north bridge temp (makred as Remote 1) is hovering around 60C. When I start up a video game, Team Fortress 2 is a recent example, it will spike to around 93C and the game, specifically its FPS, will perform badly, even on low settings and low resolutions.

    It should be noted that this game isn't the only case. Among the examples that come to mind are Fable: The Lost Chapters, Left 4 Dead, and Half-Life 2. I searched for these games' minimum requirements and found that my own system specs were above them. I couldn't find "recommended specs", but I have no doubt that, even if I don't meet "recommended" requirements, I shouldn't have framerate issues on the lowest resolutions and video settings.

    A temporary remedy came in the form of an active heatsink for my north bridge; a friend and I reapplied thermal paste to the heatsink itself and then installed a small 80mm fan on top of it. This lowered its temperature for a bit and seemed to increase its performance, but soon it began displaying the same symptoms. I still have this installed, it just doesn't seem to be working as well as it used to. Maybe it needs thermal paste reapplied again? It has been around a year.

    Anyway, my question is first, is what I think the problem is (the north bridge) truly the problem, or is there perhaps another problem I'm not addressing? What steps can I take to remedy this problem aside from buying an entirely new motherboard?

    Finally, here are my system specs (from PCWizard):

    > Mainboard : Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L

    > Chipset : Intel i865PE

    > Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 3000 MHz

    > Physical Memory : 1024 MB (4 x 256 DDR-SDRAM )

    > Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS

    > Hard Disk : WDC (40 GB)

    > CD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON LTR-48246S

    > DVD-Rom Drive : MAT****A DVD-ROM SR-8586

    > Monitor Type : Acer X223W - 22 inches

    > Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8169 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    > Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3

    > DirectX : Version 9.0c (July 2005)

    And idle temps/voltages for those interested (from SpeedFan):

    Fan1: 2560 RPM

    GPU: 47C
    Ambient: 28C
    Remote1: 59C
    Remote2: 1C
    Temp1: 22C
    Core: 47C
    Ambient: 0C

    +2.5V: 0.00V
    Vcore: 1.43V
    +3.3V: 3.28V
    +5V : 5.21V
    +12V : 12.13V

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    No one has any idea? Is there some info I'm not providing that you need?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    The lack of responses might be due to the fact that your mobo only supports Pentium 4 processors.

    My best guess is that the heat-sink might not be making full contact and can't properly cool the chip even with an active fan blowing on the heat-sink. If the heat-sink is spring loaded, the springs might be too weak.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    Alright. I consulted a friend of mine and he mentioned the same possibility, so I'll give adjusting the heatsink a try. Thank you for the response!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    Let us know how you make out.
    I'm going to check some images of your mobo to see if any ideas come to mind.
    Are you sure that the cooling fan is still pushing a fair amount of air and that the air is blowing down on to the heat-sink?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    I should correct myself: the fan is 30mm, why I said 80 I'm not sure. Regardless, SpeedFan is saying that it is running at 2560 RPMs currently. If that's good or not, I'm not sure. Also, yes, it is blowing down onto the heatsink.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    30mm isn't much, even at 2500 rpm.
    I found several pictures of the PRO version of your mobo, not the G/L model.
    The Heat-sinks had 2 spring loaded mounting pins.
    A 50 or 80mm diameter fan will push significantly more air at the same speed.
    Speedfan might be able to increase the speed of your current fan.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    Unfortunately, it seems as though around 2500 RPM is the highest this fan will go. If I can find some batteries for my camera, I could take a picture of my setup if that would help?

    Anyway, my options at this point seem to be installing a larger fan and adjusting the heatsink/reapplying thermal paste. Thank you for your help so far!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G/L: Northbridge temperature problem

    I don't think that providing a picture of your N/B+fan setup will help us.
    Another alternative would be to place a fan with significantly more airflow near the N/B and blowing directly on it.

    Glad to help out, let us know if you're able to lower the N/B temps.
    Good luck.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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