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Extremely hot northbridge,

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October 29, 2010 6:44:17 PM

hey guys recently my cpu was idling at 42 and full load at 57
i added a hyper212+ and now im idling at around 35 and 45 max on full load
im really happy with the temp drop but since i added the fan the northbridge or atleast i think its the northbridge is extremely hot idle at 55 full on 60c i added some pictures below,
also i might have disllodged the nb while adding the cpu cooler because i pulled up on it to remove the mobo from my case and i think i felt it lift from the mb, any help or suggestion would be great
a c 105 à CPUs
October 29, 2010 6:56:26 PM

It sounds like you will need to take the mobo out again, so you can remove the NB heatsink, clean it off, then apply a new thin layer of thermal paste to it (AS5 will do) and remount it.
October 30, 2010 6:06:11 AM

can i use any thermal paste?
and how much do i apply
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a c 138 à CPUs
October 30, 2010 6:12:16 AM

i agree with jtt283 but It's normally temp3 temperature mobo until 80C don't worry
October 30, 2010 6:19:07 AM

so i dont have to worry about it hitting 60c?
it wont mess up?

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a c 138 à CPUs
October 30, 2010 6:54:35 AM

no... your temp all normally, if your CPU hit to 60C , you prepare buy new CPU , temp1 normal temp2 normal , temp3 fire aah don't worry , just keep your CPU below 50C this is important , all your temp more cool than my PC, if you worry about temp3 hit 60C, add Fan on your NB!
October 30, 2010 7:06:49 AM

oh okay thanks, the thing is the temp 3, used to be around 40 and 50 on max
now it can go up to 60c and when i touch the northbridge its a lil hot, but if you say its okay, then great :) 
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October 30, 2010 7:20:05 AM

Although out of stock right now, this Antec spot fan can be used to cool your NB if you feel it's necessary.

"Works great for my NB
5 out of 5 eggs Rating:4/5

“Quiet on low and medium. It blows plenty of air on medium for my Northbridge heatsink.”

— Tim 8/31/2008 "
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October 30, 2010 7:29:45 AM

check your speed fan , speed fan 1 is temp3 manage so increase speed fan1 min 2000 Rpm, check your BIOS, u must DISABLE Smart Fan & ENABLE shutdown temperature set 60C, it's safe for your harware Good luck
November 5, 2010 11:58:45 PM

Best answer selected by masik7290.
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November 6, 2010 12:22:11 AM

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