I recently purchased everything I need for my second build but after a bit more research, it has come to my attention that my motherboard does not have any heatsinks attached to the VRM and that people have had some heating issues with it. I really don't want to go through the trouble of returning it and getting a new one and if I did do that, it would cost me a couple more dollars to ship it back and getting a better motherboard would set me back another 15 or so dollars. With this latest build, I tried to maximize performance and I just don't have any money left.
Is there anything that can be done to help dissipate this heat?
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Would adding a side fan blowing onto the motherboard help or would it disrupt the positive air pressure thing that so many talk about?
If the side fan has an unobstructed air flow then that should not impede internal case pressure, especially if the fan is getting air from the side of the case. Free software like HWMonitor should be an easy indicator how effective the side fan is at cooling the motherboard (area), just by monitoring the temps with a fan (blowing) on the mobo/VRM and off (no fan).