this morning i added an extra fan-actually it's my hair dryer, i set it to high speed cold directly to my chaintech 7vjd2 chipset( which have a 'huge' black heatsink )... and... the heat problem gone... i still wondering what's happening with my chipset... 266 mhz fsb is still heating the chipset-but not with 200 mhz fsb...
the chipset heatsink is as hot as the cpu's heatsink, why?
Quite a few people have replaced the factory fitted heatsink/fan on their chipset, but how hot is hot? is is causing stability probs?.
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actually the hot north bridge causing my system to run ONLY with 100 mhz(200 mhz effective) fsb... i manage to gain ONLY 800+ mhz-with 200+ mhz fsb... but not with 266 mhz fsb-133 x 7.5 == ~1 ghz... chaintech's north bridge has the biggest heatsink among other ddr-kt266-based mobos-most of them have built-in north bridge hsf... plus, it is as hot as the cpu's heatsink... why? do i need to use my hair dryer to cool down my hsf??? 266 fsb == overheat hs? my athlon temp is 45-50...
I can say this Chaintech Motherboards. are not the best of boards. I m useing a older 7ata mother board. One thing I do like is the dual bios and hard drive recovery. But they are not very good at some hardware if you dont know what you are doing.
I hope yours is running fine.
hey u guys...
my mobo is ok now-after i flashed the bios-7vjd2810, they even add some function in it... it's cooler and a lot more stable now-i manage to overclock it...
thx for your support...