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« on: December 03, 2010, 06:40:52 pm »
If your graphics card completely covers the southbridge,which runs hot anyway, can this cause temerature problems?

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Re: southbridge
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 07:46:47 pm »
In a word yes. Anything that hinders the airflow over the chipset can cause an overheating problem. I would suggest using a small fan and make a bracket so that it points directly at the southbridge heatsink.
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Re: southbridge
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 12:30:14 pm »

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Re: southbridge
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 12:37:54 pm »
Yes you can but double check for compatibility with your motherboard before buying and also check against your other components to make sure it will fit. You can always add a fan to these if you find you still need a bit more air-flow.
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Re: southbridge
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 12:29:44 am »
I have already installed the graphics card and it completely covers sb. Temp feels ok to touch. I wish all motherboards had sb and nb temp sensors as standard.

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Re: southbridge
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 11:14:43 am »
Try running some heavy programs to stress it and thensee what the temperature feels like. If it is still not too hot then you shouldn't have a problem.
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