Motherboard MOSFET/Northbridge cooling ideas

Hey all,

I've been browsing Tom's Hardware for a little over two months now, and it's time that I post a quick question.

I recently built my own computer. I've noticed that my mosfets and northbridge get hot to the touch, not scoldingly hot, but definitely above warm. Can anyone offer any cooling solution? I've read that keeping the mosfet temps low will increase performance.


120mm rear/front case fans; 80mm side case fan
Nvidia GeForce GTX 250 with stock cooler
Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer
AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 5200
ASUS M4A78 Plus motherboard
450w psu
Windows 7 RC
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  1. Hey apolyonn, I can't suggest a specific cooler for your rig, but what you can do is search for "MCP coolers" on Google. IIRC, those are the kind of coolers designed for the components you mention. Hope this helps!
  2. If you can touch them without burning your hand, then they are not too hot. Don't worry about it.
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