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Thread: Will Chipset cooling improve stability??




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    OK, I have been overclocking my machine for a while now, and I have been noticing that my board temps (ie Northbridge, right?) sitting at 30C, which is the highest I have seen it.

    Will this effect my stablity? I can't seem to run stabily at 1750MHz (10.5*166), even though I have CPU temps in the low 40's on load now (at 1701MHz).

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    I can't promise that you'll get a higher overclock, but it should aid in the overall stability of the system. Cooling the Northbridge is an old trick from the early days of overclocking, but it still has merit. Most mainboards still come with some sort of active cooling for the chipset, but if yours doesn't have one, then get one.
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    No active cooling on A7V8X... any good suggestions for an active cooler? they aren't the most popular upgrade, so I can't find any reviews or rounds ups for them.

    Ever heard of anyone using a CPU HS on one? I have a globalwin HS with copper base lying around, and don't really feel like spending money if I don't have to.
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    Sure, go nuts :) Just make sure you use some thermal epoxy as your chipset won't have the zif socket brackets for mounting it properly :)
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