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Changing the Southbridge.


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Okay too those techy's that know me.
I've been studying and learning new things.


And sold the first comp I built and started building.
(Point Dramatically.)

MY MEGA RIG!
But I failed to realize that the Graphics cards I installed and Crossfired would cause the south-bridge the mobo has to overheat to a extreme of.
148" Fahrenheit, and leaving it little leg room to do anything with.

So paydays coming up and I'm going to install some new fans in the case, 1 PCI fan card, to keep both GPU's cool.
And I'm thinking about putting a copper heat-sink ontop of the south-bridge to keep it cooler.
But I'm trying to locate one that would be perfect for it.



http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835708006

So far that's what I'm going with.
If you want Google my motherboard.
GA-EP45T-USB3P

And do a comparison for me if you would, I haven't gotten certified just yet and I would like to check my work.
Also it would help if you all could direct me to a place that give's dead on instructions on how to remove a south-bridge heat-sink.
first time doing this.

xD

all the fans I'm adding in are.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835114024
(Only room for one D:)


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835708006


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835200049
(7 yes 7 of these babies)


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835200045
(And 2 of these)


The case is a Zero cool 2 if you were curious.
xD
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Certified? I'm a certified nutcase. :)

8000rpm? That heatsink fan is going to be very loud and bothersome! Are you even sure it fits on a southbridge? Reviews are talking about northbridge...
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I'm asking for advice everywhere on any heat-sink that will fit onto the south-bridge,.
Its like there mysterious you Google "south-bridge heat-sink"

And its just giving you a picture and nothing else, shopping all your see is one's for the north-bridge.

DX
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Yea I was able to find some info via Google thru stores, its SB compatible the one I wanted originally was massive but it looks like this is the only real one I can go with.

DX

http://www.newegg.co.....Forged Copper
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Well I've never done anything myself with southbridge heatsinks, I've replaced a northbridge heatsink once, but let me know how it goes.
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I'm just getting a mess load of fans right now.
Now my current issue is I got amazing 5.1 surround sound speakers.
But 7 64x doesn't fully support the drivers and has issues.

all 5 and 1 work, but only two are usable.
/Lame.
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You won't believe it.
I solved my overheating issue.

I had to check if a 80mm fan would fit underneath my video cards cause its major huge.
But it didn't, While I was checking to see if it would fit or not, I had to remove the video card and I saw the floppy cable there.
Only using it once before, I took it off and booted up.


And everything went back to normal.
.....wait so this whole time it was...
My FLOPPY CABLE CAUSING OVERHEATING ISSUES ON MY SOUTH BRIDGE?!


o.0.....................
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:)
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I literally was dumb struck at work.
My Boss is looking at me, everyone looks at me.
Never would have seen that coming.

I was ordering my fans and everything for it too.
And it said it didn't go thru but it did, and it went thru twice.
So Now I'm -126.16, + and 30 overdraft fee.
So total cost for figuring it out was a floppy cable is.

272.32


Like going to a repair store just more pricey.
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Oh well... it's probably about now I recommend you follow the instructions in your avatar. :)
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xD

I am sooo tempted too.
xD

I still can't believe what it was.
Its like mind boggling.
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A few weeks back now my friend called me up, he was completely stumped as to why a machine wouldn't boot. His boss had given the machine to him to fix and he's pretty good at hardware stuff, so when he called for help I knew we were in for a good night!

Anyway, after lots of testing, we found the reason why it wouldn't boot is because the PCI dial-up modem card was installed. There must have been something wrong with the card because if we removed it, the machine booted, and if we installed it, the machine refused to boot.

It was an old Dell XPS tower. But who would have thought! A PCI dial-up modem! Not that it was even used anyway!
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Let us both stroke our little beards things and accept these random bits of facts and use it to further our knowledge as computer technicians.

*strokes little beard thing*

Edited by TheWhiteRose000, 28 June 2010 - 10:47 PM.

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Haha I shave every week or so. No beard thing for me. :)

But I'll pretend. Man I got so many of those random facts of things that have happened that I don't even remember them all. You just gotta test everything every time.
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I'm extremely lazy about shaving so I still got my little beardy nub thing.
Although let us rub our chins and go.

HMMM, I SEE, Wait No I don't, oh well.
Learn something new everyday then.
(one of my many life motto's.)



XD

Edited by TheWhiteRose000, 30 June 2010 - 02:28 PM.

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