So I recently upgraded my mobo to a MSI nf750 - G55. I also threw in an AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition OC @ 3.4ghz, and 2x4GB Patriot Gaming Series DDR3 1333. It also includes my two 9800GTX+ SLI and Liquid Cooling system (Thermaltake Kandalf LCS). Now I ran this system through Prime95 with no stability issues. The cpu's Multiplier and Voltage were the only things changed (Multiplier @ 17 V@1.3875). At idle the cpu runs @ 16C and at load it runs 30C. The motherboard runs idle @ 36C and load @ 56C. Now right away im sorta worried about the mobo temp. While playing some games, the system decided to reboot on its own. So i checked the computer to find out a fan was unplugged. So I plugged it back in. A few hours of gaming later, the game crashes to the desktop with artifacts scattered everywhere. Now is this a heat issue? And if so, should I take out a video card because they run kinda Hot. The power supply is an Antec TPQ-850 850W.
Actually now that I remember the BFG runs at 53 idle and the PNY runs 60 idle. Is this a problem and if so should I take one out??? Also there is an open PCI slot without a cover between the two cards. Could this lead to overheating somehow???
Yeah I believe i figured out the problem. One of my video cards which ran very hot was right below a heatsink on the motherboard making it VERY VERY HOT! I took out the video card and the motherboard temp went down drastically. Idle runs around 34C and full load on 46C. Think I better install a side fan on the case pointing at that heatsink because it was also out of reach of the airflow. Thx for your help!