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.
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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!
If you can touch them without burning your hand, then they are not too hot. Don't worry about it.