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Old 02-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
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How hot can chipsets stand to be?
So on my older motherboard (ASUS A8N-SLi), the chipset fan started making this horrible grinding noise, so I unplugged it (Tried replugging many many times, its 'dead'). Now I have a case fan located exactly above the chipset, and I was wondering will the airflow from that plus the tiny heatsink on the chipset be enough? Or really, the better question would be how hot is too hot?

EDIT: I have CPUID's HWMonitor running, Im not sure which temp would be the chipset, but the highest temp is 45C (112F). Been running this comp for about a half hour
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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Re: How hot can chipsets stand to be?
60c. thats hot enough. turn it off if it gets near 60
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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You should replace the fan. The chipset temp is usually not reported.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:21 PM   #4
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Re: How hot can chipsets stand to be?
My chipset fan also recently died on my A8N-SLI mobo.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:24 AM   #5
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Re: How hot can chipsets stand to be?
time to upgrade and gets the fanless kind guys
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Aren't these fans supposed to be optional?
 
Old 02-25-2008, 03:32 AM   #7
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Re: How hot can chipsets stand to be?
When it's too hot to handle Okey, the system will be highly unstable if it reaches too high temp. So rule of thumb, if you can't touch it i.e it burns right away - it's too hot. Larger or better heatsink would do the trick, not always do they even need a fan if the air circulation is in order.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:19 PM   #8
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So far I haven't experienced any trouble with my computer with the fan off. And if it does eventually kill my mobo, then I get an excuse for a new computer.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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Make sure you back everything up first, then
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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Aren't these fans supposed to be optional?
depends on the mother board, my old A8N SLI came with one stock. my new mother board does not have a fan, but it was tubes and heatsinks to cool down the chip.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:09 PM   #11
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You are exempt from memory problems due to an overly hot chipset if you have a chipset running an AMD chip with an integrated memory controller, but if the southbridge is overheating too you may experience data corruption on your fixed disks.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:20 PM   #12
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Re: How hot can chipsets stand to be?
Would this fan fit the A8N-SLi?

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time to upgrade and gets the fanless kind guys
The board in my new PC is fanless
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:48 PM   #13
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I'm gonna be emailing ASUS about a replacement fan since I'm still under warranty.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:50 PM   #14
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I'm gonna be emailing ASUS about a replacement fan since I'm still under warranty.
They are about $5 to buy Although free is always better
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:57 PM   #15
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I dont think Im under warranty, the PC is an Alienware which i decided not to get any extended warranty on. Actually I may have gotten a 1yr on it, nonetheless its 2 years old
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:30 PM   #16
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:28 PM   #17
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As for the chipset teprature, Ick and I took an old computer we didnt care about and tried to destroy it by theese means... It was incredible how much the thing could take... We replaced the heat sink on the CPU with a gluestick and got rid of all fans, not to mention, overclocked it. It is still usable and the thing exceeded tempratured of 105 degrees celcius. We also hotswaped the processor while it was loading Duke HRP. All the parts we used are still usable. so you don't have a lot to worry about, but keep it low anyway.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:01 AM   #18
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When it's too hot to handle Okey, the system will be highly unstable if it reaches too high temp. So rule of thumb, if you can't touch it i.e it burns right away - it's too hot. Larger or better heatsink would do the trick, not always do they even need a fan if the air circulation is in order.
Yea, I tend to go with the touch test myself.
If I hear a sizzle followed by the distinct odor of burning flesh, I know it's time for a new cooling solution

Some people prefer to wait for the smoke and crackling, but I don't like to take those chances,
you could damage your computer.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:00 AM   #19
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Do you have any old CPU heatsinks laying around? If you're going to have a just a fan blowing on it for now you might as well stick a big heatsink on it. If you can get one on there bigger than it's supposed to have you can probably get away with not having a fan right on it. For instance my CPU heatsink is so big if the fan doesn't spin it barely matters.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:24 AM   #20
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As for the chipset teprature, Ick and I took an old computer we didnt care about and tried to destroy it by theese means... It was incredible how much the thing could take... We replaced the heat sink on the CPU with a gluestick and got rid of all fans, not to mention, overclocked it. It is still usable and the thing exceeded tempratured of 105 degrees celcius. We also hotswaped the processor while it was loading Duke HRP. All the parts we used are still usable. so you don't have a lot to worry about, but keep it low anyway.
holey shit, you hot swapped the processor? hahahaha
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:04 PM   #21
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Do you have any old CPU heatsinks laying around? If you're going to have a just a fan blowing on it for now you might as well stick a big heatsink on it. If you can get one on there bigger than it's supposed to have you can probably get away with not having a fan right on it. For instance my CPU heatsink is so big if the fan doesn't spin it barely matters.
I thought avout that but the 7800GT comes right over the existing fan and almost touches it and all my old CPU fans are bigger.
Anyway, that fan I linked earlier came today. Had to try really hard but it did make it eventually. All seems well
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #22
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The Tmax for a lot of different chipsets are in the 90c-100c range. (965 is 97c, 875 is ~90c.) I've ripped out the chipset fan on a couple different systems when the fan started to fail and they never had problems under heavy load. They'd run in the 60-65c range.

I couldnt find a TDP or Tmax value for the nforce4 chipset, so I cannot comment on it specfically. I would be surprized if it is much different from the Intel options.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:43 PM   #23
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holey shit, you hot swapped the processor? hahahaha
Yes.

I also have a video of it, Its about 2 MB...
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:45 PM   #24
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We would like to see
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Here you go: http://www.sendspace.com/file/237j7s

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