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Q: Northbridge heatsink fell off

Hi I'm not really to into hardware of a computer. But I'll try to make this clear as I can.

I own a stock Hp a810n Pavilion.

My Northbridge Headsink fell off and the thermal paste is pretty used.
My question is basically. If this happens would that be cause for my psu to rapidly blink?

I checked everything unplugged all power connections and I know my psu is good. once I plug everything in it blinks. I took out my ram and it still blinks (incase the ram was misplaced in there).

Thanks for anyhelp Will check this quite frequently for any questions. For exact mother board specs here is a url.

Asus K8S-LA (Salmon) I believe >__>
Thanks

- Entropy.

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A: Northbridge heatsink fell off

You need to put the heatsink back on. Buy some thermal paste cleaner and some thermal paste. Clean the old thermal paste off, put some new stuff on and re-attach the heatsink.
It may unfortunately be too late and the northbridge may be dead.

What's blinking on your power supply? The LED on the back of it?

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I had something "interesting" happen today. While working on a system I heard a CLUNK. And the screen went off. Come to find out the northbridge heatsink (no fan just a simple heat sink held in place with 4 spring "arms") had fell off onto the video card.

Two of the hooks that hold the spring arms in place (the bottom two) came right off of the board. I found the cilps inside on the bottom of the case. It was quite suprising the say the least. Looking at the bottom of the heat sink it seems to have a foam sitck on are in a large circle leaving the center with remains of thermal greese compound. There is also some left on the center core of the north bridge chip.

Now I don't have the expertise to resolder the clips back onto the board. But I was wondering, since the heat sink is very light perhaps a piece of thermal tape would do the job. The northbridge chip has several exposed areas on the top similar to a few AMD chips. Should I apply the tape to the whole thing (and remove the foam type of area on the heatsink bottom that surrounds the thermal compound area)? Or just the center core like the thermal compound was before? I suspect that most thermal tape is not electrically conductive but I don't want to possibly cause problems down the road either.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

-GM
 

A:Solved: Northbridge heat sink fell off!

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On my old KT3 Ultra board I noticed on the Northbridge Chip Heatsink it says "MSI AGP 8*". Only thing is this is a 4* board. Does anyone know why they would put this on there? Advertising maybe.. I tried an 8* card to be sure but it only recognizes 4* which is as it should be for this board.

Andrew.
 

A:Northbridge Heatsink says 8*agp on it??

Did a small search about your board. It seems that they only support up to AGP 4 X max.

Anyway if I were in your shoes, I wont be bothered about it as there is no what so ever significant difference between AGP 4X and 8X performance wise.
 

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here is the one I am considering:

http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_nb1.htm

it says it only supports Intel 8x5 chipsets, but says it has compatibility with an asus 865PE board... my heatsink looks JUST like this Asus board's:

http://www.ixbt.com/mainboard/asus/p4p800-roundup/p4p800-se-board.jpg

But I have an Intel 915P chipset... do you think it would fit?

P.S. here is my motherboard Northbridge heatsink (note that that page is also a review for my motherboard, which is an Albatron PX915P Pro)...

http://www.bjorn3d.com/Material/ReviewImages/px915pPro/px915p-ne.jpg

Thanks so much guys, Zman...
 

A:will this heatsink fit my northbridge?

I don't see a single board that uses the 915P chipset in the compatibility list...
 

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The northbridge heatsink on my MSI P6N SLIV2 motherboard is getting a lot hotter than i believe it should, it averages temperatures of about 55-60 and reach 71'C about 20 minutes ago before i turned all my fans up to max, is there something not right?
 

A:Northbridge heatsink overheating?

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Does anyone know how to properly remove the heatsink/fan from the northbridge chip on an Asus A7V133 mobo. I tried last night and could only get the fan portion of the assembly out. I'm not sure of the brand of the heatsink/fan but it does say 'ATX cpu fan'. Do you have to remove the fan from underneath the mobo?
 

A:northbridge chip heatsink+fan

Why do you want to take the heatsink off? You might do more harm trying to remove it. I have heard that getting them really cold works, but you run the risk of cracking the chip trying to pry the old one off.
 

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I was wondering if a fan for the small heatsink object located on each motherboard (I think it' called northbridge/chipset heatsink) needs a fan. Is necessary especially since I'll be using an AMD Athlon 64 processor? I know, they're ultra small fans and I think you can just screw them onto the heatsink... but are they truely a must? My old motherboard in which I used a P4 came with a stock heatsink fan already attached (Gigabyte 81EXP), but it died after about 2 years, so I had to replace it. However, now I bought another AMD-compatible mobo for a totally different new computer, and the mobo heatsink didn't come with a heatsink fan (I guess maybe these days they don't need em?) ... so should I go through the hassle a buy a small fan once again?
 

A:Does the small little chipset/northbridge heatsink on the mobo need a fan?

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G'day people!
I've got a ASUS P4PE motherboard and a few months ago the passive heatsink fell off the northbridge controller (just below the CPU), unfortunatly its impossible to fix it back on as the clips for the spings have been ripped off the motherboard (dodgy design). So far the computer has been running just fine, but i was wondering if, with the controller probably running a bit hotter, this would decrease the performace of the computer?
Thanks for any help!

:hotbounce
 

A:Passive Heatsink on northbridge controller.. (ASUS P4PE)

Get a replacement passive cooler from e.g Zalman. They have a few models and come with nuts and bolts. You need mounting holes on the mobo for them to work.
http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/nb32j.htm (there are more)
 

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Hello

This is my first posting. I purchased five ASUS P4PE motherboads equipped computers as tool controllers in our laboratory at a semiconductor electrical laboratory. Four exhibited passive heat sinks falling off the Intel 845PE Memory Controller Hub (MCH) otherwise known as northbridge controller. This problem is identical to the Tech Spot posting on January 24,2005. Obviously, ASUS has a manufacturing solder defect in the through motherboard clips that permit the passive heat sink to be attached to the motherboard. One heat sink fell off and shorted the adjacent ASUS accelerated graphics port (AGP card). A problem case code has been opened with ASUS. This case code number is WTM2007030449417942
 

A:ASUS P4PE northbridge heatsink problem with this mobo model.

Did you ever get anywhere with asus on this issue? I just had the same thing happen to me and it appears to have fried my board. They told me since it is so far out of warranty that there is nothing they can do. Kinda sucks because they clearly had a manufacturing flaw with the solder/heatsink clamps.

Thanks,
Seth
 

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Hello!

Yesterday I moved my computer to a different room and heard something sliding around inside. We took the cover off to find the motherboard heatsink had come off somehow. It has two arms on either side that are quite stiff and seem to be there to spring it back in place- there are four croquette like metal hoops on the four corners of the mount on the mother board. One of these had come off aswell and is currently residing in the hover bag. (we can get it out again if need be, didn't realise what it was before it was gone!)

The heatsink has two adhesive strips along the sides as well as the remains of glue in the centre in a small square. I went into a shop and the techie bloke in there was totally useless (was going to charge me for his time searching the internet for the glue!!)

Can anyone tell me what the glue is called and where I can get it from? I'm in Ireland/UK so a EU shop would be great. Do I need adhesive strips too?
And how best to reattach said heatsink? Do I need to use the arms too or will it work well enough with just the glue?
Any other tips please would be greatly appreciated, I'm new to this whole DIY PC malarky.

Thank you
 

A:Heatsink fell off! What glue do I use to reattach?

there should be no glue mate... what you need is just a proper security for the heatsink so that it wont fell off. usually the "leg" is quite weak, plastic or carbon based material. u just need to snap in the "leg" and all will fit. however if yours is damaged, might think of getting new one.

i think the middle one is not glue,,, its a cooling gel for your CPU..
 

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I was just looking for some advice:

I was working on a computer and its GPU heatsink fell off. The computer is 5yrs old. I took out the graphics card, pressed the heatsink back onto it, and put it back together. The heatsink felt quite firm after I had done that, but I wondered if that was enough or if I should do something else to make sure that the heatsink is going to stay on.

I think it will probably stick for a while, but will the GPU on a 5yr old Graphics card get so hot that its so essential?

If I do need to do something, can you advise what I need to do and what type of thermal compound I would use (if I need it).

Thanks for any help you can give,
Eli
 

A:GPU Heatsink fell off Nvidia TNT (32Mb)

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Firstly I'd like to say Hello and thank you for reading this in advance. When I arrived from the train I unpacked the desktop and noticed my heatsink was on the bottom of the tower unattached. I reattached it (fan working properly and seems ok), but in the process I noticed out of the 4 pins to hook to the board, 2 of them broke. My computer runs fine now, just whenever I open up any game / music program my pc goes crazy and lags and definitely doesn't run like it should. Is this due to the heatsink being without the 2 latches and not holding in properly, or maybe something else causing the computer to lag like crazy? It's driving my nuts how I can barely use my pc like I used to! Thanks.

Heatsink -
-Windows 7 (64 bit)
-BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
-PNY VCGGTX550TXPB-OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video
-Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
-8g RAM

Also here is an image of my diagnostics when using any game / music program

 

A:Came home from train, PC's heatsink fell completely off, now issues.

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I have tried a standard 1366 heatsink on T410. The screw distance does not fit. Can anyone tell me the dimension of the two and also the distance between the screws?

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Anyone know of a heatsink that is similar in dimensions to the stock AMD heatpipe heatsink, but performs better and has a larger fan?

Thanks.
 

A:Need high performance heatsink similar to stock AMD heatpipe heatsink

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There is a small aluminum heatsink that buts right against the bottom side of the CPU heatsink that is missing in my machine and others I have seen pictures of.This is taken from one of the tech manuals, I hope the link works because I can't figure out how to upload a pic.
I wish to know what this cools and why they are never reincluded when you purchase one refurbished. The chips that are cooled by it right next to the CPU. I have heat issues and this has been bothering me because I can't find one to replace it. Or not a Dell brand anyway. Can someone enlighten me as to what this is , why it's hard to find, what are those chips, and how do I keep them cool?
s27.postimg.org/.../dell_alum_wtf_heatsink.jpg

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Real simple here - Plz post links to the Best AMD 3200 heatsink, fan, & chip heatsink for an MSI KT6v with Via kt600 Chipset
oh yes i scrappd the FIC peice of junk MB and use the above for now -

ty & GB,

DL

ty & GB,

DL
 

A:Plz post links to the Best AMD 3200 heatsink, fan, & chip heatsink

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Dealing with an slim Dell Dimension 5150c..

Beside main heatsink there another smaller heatsink...which is extremely hot to the
touch...what is this?
 

A:Small Heatsink beside main Processor heatsink??

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hey

i noticed yesterday that the fan & heatsink on my athlon xp (2100+) processor is pretty full of dust. can anyone please tell me how to go about
detatching that clip that holds them to the mobo socket so i can clean them out? i built the pc, but have kinda forgotten exactly how the clip latches down & i don't want to exert too much force on anything in that area.
is it correct that i'll also need to regrease the bottom of the sink with thermal grease? is this grease available at places like best buy or circ. city?

thank you!
 

A:How to remove athlon xp heatsink/fan for heatsink cleaning

Forgive me, but I find it hard to believe that if you put that machine together once, you forgot how to take it apart now.
It is human nature to never forget something that you did on your own.
That hold's true for computers also.
Maybe it will suffice if you just unscrew the fan from the heatsink and clean the fan and heatsink fins with a 1/4 - 1/2 inch paintbrush.
 

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I have an Asus A8N-E as in the attached picture. Theres a certain fan on the motherboard, the small black one that says 'Asus' on it and its soooo noisy. Basically Im looking to replace it, but is this the northbridge or southbridge? I've become really confused by this.
Reason I ask is because im looking at this: http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=200&code=014

It says its a Northbridge cooler.

Thanks for your help
 

A:Northbridge-where???

Yup, I have it and it's a northbridge cooler.
 

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Now my understanding is that with an intel the northbridge is the memory controller and is directly linked with the FSB. If i increase the FSB speed from 1066 to 1200 how much is the NB affected?

MY OC'n process. based on internet OC'ing of the G0 CPU's I determined that it was good idea to bump it up to 3.0ghz from 2.66ghz. This can usually be done fairly easy with not voltage changes. I also installed a Scythe Shruiken heatsink; this is a good cheap AMC for lo-profile applications. the shruiken is a pain to get in but worth it. I dropped 20degrees and with the OC its back to what Stock was. so a 12% OC and nothing major .
 

A:FSB and northbridge (more NB than anything)

The memory speed is not directly linked, it's based on a divider off of the FSB, some BIOS give you control of that divider. I've noticed that bumping the voltage with C2Ds doesn't help much. They OC at normal voltages so much that bumping the voltage increases heat too much to get a speed bump before thermal problems cause a crash. That's still a nice OC you have. You might get to 3.2 with air, depending on your chipset. I got 3.33 Ghz with water cooling on a 965 chipset, changed to a P35 and got 3.5 Ghz
 

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hi, i just got the asetek waterchill in the mail and am wondering if i should use the northbridge block that comes with it? some people said not to and that it just make the water hotter..i am planning on overclocking in the future..installing now so speedy responses would be nice : D
 

A:northbridge cooling?

If you're overclocking, I'd go for it. An overclocked FSB actually heats up the NB a considerable amount. I suppose its a tradeoff, either a very cool NB, or a very cool CPU. You'll have to weigh up the pros and cons here.

As I said, I'd go for it.
 

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Could someone explain what the northbridge and southbridge controllers do on a mobo?
 

A:northbridge and southbridge

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/guides/intel_i815_chipset/2.shtml explains it without getting too bogged down in technobabble.
 

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I have MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum motherboard, and recently this northbridge fan started to make very loud irritating noise. I cant buy a heatsink because of my graphic card size. I NEED SOFTWARE that can control northbridge fan speed so i can lower it. I tried using SpeedFan and its not working.
 

A:Northbridge fan noise!

Hi g4mer,
I think that's going to be a tall order with your system. If you had a series 7 I would point you at AMD OD. But two things leap to mind. 1) if it just started making a loud noise,its dying.
2) NB fans generally run at very high speeds 3-5k RPM, and if you reduce the speed, your NB may run exceedingly hot and destabilize things. At any rate it sounds like you will have to replace it sooner rather than later. This one from FrozenCPU is made low profile specifically for the reason you mentioned.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6...ridge_Low-Profile_Heatsink.html?tl=g40c16s500
If this one will clear the caps on the end of your GFX card, I just purchase this one myself,and it has proved to be excellent.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...ipset_Cooler_TTC-CSC31TZRB.html?tl=g40c16s500
 

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I've just OCed my comp by a fair bit, and I found that after awhile, it just crashes. And I managed to isolate the problem to my Northbridge, which more or less burnt my hand when I touched the heatsink.

So now I'm looking for a good heatsink for my northbridge. Preferably with a fan, but those seem to be alot more expensive, or they don't seem to be very effective (the Tt Extreme Spirit Cooler for one, cheap but the heatsink is so small, and the fan's only 3cfm at max, generating 41dB).

Anyone got any idea where I can get 40mm fans and just put it on top of a cheaper heatsink, say, the Zalman ZM-NB47J?

Or just a plain old HSF combo.

Or if you've got experience in this, and have a good heatsink you're using. Cos my bus isn't too happy running at 1.2Ghz (instead of 800Mhz).
 

A:Need a northbridge cooler

Hello

Sounds to me you may want to consider liquid cooling.
Even though I'm liquid cooling, I'm using a vantec "iceberQ 4 " vga
heatsink and fan 6000 R.P.M, fan demensions: 40X40X10 mm.

I lapped the heatsink to make it real flat and used "artic silver"
thermal adhesive (2 part epoxy) be sure to follow instructions.
Works great so I won't be adding a chipset block.
G'Luck
 

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I recently purchased a new computer. I have had this computer for about 2 months. I very recently looked inside the case for fun and found that a fan was unattached. I found out that the fan was supposed to be attached to the northbridge. Here is a picture of the part: http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/2555/partao9.jpg . The fan was not attached for about 2 months. The northbridge probably overheated, but i have had no problems. I am worried. What are the symptoms of a northbridge overheating?
 

A:Northbridge Overheat?

Bump
 

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to help. I really appreciate it. I know just enough about computers to put one together and trouble shoot basic problems, but I am no more than an amateur at best. I built this system about 5 years ago, and it has been up and running without any problems for the most part. Over the last year I have noticed that the CPU fans have been running at high RPM (8500rpm) more frequently as time goes on, but in the last few days they are now constantly running at high rpm, and never slow down, even with the system idle. I checked BIOS and it said the temps are as follows:

CPU1 =41 C CPU2=43C System Temp = 51C IOH Temp = 91C

So, I removed the side cover and now have a box fan blowing into the case constantly, and it has brought the temps down to:

CPU1 = 37C CPU2= 38C System Temp = 38C IOH Temp 59C

I have not made any changes to the system in several years, and don't know why there has been such a drastic change in the cooling. The computer is kept in a closet in my home which is cooled/heated to 73F year round. I have an exhaust fan in the closet that blows any built-up heat into the attic. The closet maintains a constant cool temperature. Any ideas on what could be causing the northbridge to start running so hot, and what can I do to fix this issue?

Windows 7 64bit

1 x NZXT WHISPER WHI - 001BK Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower

1x Thermaltake PSU, not sure which model

1 x SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTL-iF-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual I... Read more

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Hi!
I bought a Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (rev3.3) and recently i've been getting a lot of BSoD's. I originally thought it was the RAM, but I noticed the heatsink on the northbridge was ridiculously warm. This only got worse each time it crashed after I rebooted it. This also happened in memtest86 as well.

Anyone have any ideas?
Or even better; Has anyone owned this board and have a similar problem and/or solution?

P.S I've also tried putting fans right next to the heatsink (pushing air both out and past the heatsink in multiple configurations). The RAM works fine in other machines.
 

A:Northbridge Ridiculously hot

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Hello,
Just a quick question as to what would be a high temp for a Northbridge? I have a KT333 chipset at 35C. Is this too high? On my overclocked A7V333, should I replace the passive cooler for one with a fan?
Thanks
 

A:Northbridge temps?

Nothing wrong with 35c any thing up to 45-50c is ok, but the cooler the better.
 

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I have a P5N-D motherboard, and I seen to have a problem with heat. The computer reports that the MB temp is usually quite high (45-60 celcius, just as hot or hotter then the CPU). At the moment, it has a heatsink with fan, but judging by the numbers, this isnt enough.

What products are out there to cool this thing nicely (I dont want anything too large, because it pretty close to my humongous CPU heatsink.
 

A:Northbridge aftermarket cooling?

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Hello all,

Upon running the installer (Catalyst) for my motherboard's chipset (that I downloaded from the Asus website), it only gave me the option to install a "Northbridge Filter Driver." When I run the Southbridge driver installer downloaded from AMD's website, it also only gives me the option to install the NBFD. My question is, which one should I install? I'd normally just install the one that I got from the manufacturer, but the version of the driver from AMD is much newer.

A:Northbridge Filter Driver

The one from AMD. Asus is notorious for not updating the drivers they have available, and even when they do it is nothing more than the reference AMD driver in an Asus package.

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Hi does anyone know if a Thermalright HR-05 Northbridge Cooler would fit on to an m2n32 SLI deluxe.

My System temp is exceptionality hi, so I want to remove the apparently inadaqute heat pipe and heatsink around the northbridge and replace it with the above.

Thanks.
 

A:Thermalright HR-05 Northbridge Cooler

Hi,

Looking at it, you're going to be effecting the whole board by removing the stock cooler. It looks like it will fit but you'll probably lose the SLI ability since the new cooler will clash with a second card.
 

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Setup:

MSI 770-C45 Mobo
Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II with 2 small neoprene rubber washers as balance for contact
AMD Phenom II X4 810 w/ stock cooler
Diamon ATI Radeon 4890
Corsair CMX DDR3 1333 4gigs
Windows XP SP3
250 WesternD HD
Thermaltake 600w PSU
Cheapy Apevia computer case w/ 4 antec 80mm fans for intake and 1 antec 120mm exhaust

So i've been researching and people have their Northbridge temperature at like 30c-38c- degrees on idle and 45c on full load. That's not reality for me though haha. My Northbridge goes from 46c idle to 52c on full load! And thats with the Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II Northbridge cooler installed. I made sure that the cooler comes in contact w/ the thermal paste on the chipset so I can't determine the problem myself. I know for sure after I post this thread though, i'm going to further tighten the cooler just a tad bit to see if that helps. I hope you guys can give me some insight on how to lower my Northbridge temperatures. I don't know if this is important information but the CPU runs around the same temperature as the NB and sometimes even more to about the 54c range. Please help me guys.
 

A:Need help on Northbridge Temp control

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I'm still relatively novice at building, O/Cing, etc. and would appreciate some sage advice.
Board is an MSI 790FX hosting a Phenom 2 550 @ 3.64 (235x15,5) 1.39V on stock air.
Everest Ultimate shows me idle temps as follows:
MB 33c
CPU 29c
GPU 35-37c (5770 vapour x)
Northbridge 63c

After OC I ran Prime 95 for 3 hours, system stayed stable but I wasn't monitoring temps.. yea rookie.

Is my idle Northbridge temp too high? It seems out of proportion to my other temps.
Or... is the Everest sensor accurate? The heatsink isn't overly hot to the touch.

Thanks in advance for any help with this
 

A:Northbridge temp too high?

If that was under full load then no its not too hot.* They are designed to run at those temps.
Is your x 2 550 a BE? and were you running the HT/NB oc'ed? I would watch the temps if you plan to push it higher. If it still bothers you, you can pick up a after-market NB cooler for $20 and keep it below 50C under load. Its within operating temps but personally I like to keep the NB to 50c or below, but thats just me. You might also try to get a few free degrees out of iy and replace the thermal compound on the NB HS. *****be very careful if you do, you are dealing with a very small chip and it takes very little compound to be effective******
 

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Hey TSG,

I've heard these terms used over and over, and used to know exactly what pieces of hardware were in each. I know the terms refer to one or the either of the chips on the board and calling them north and south are easy differentiating terms.

My guess is that northbridge is the processor and RAM, and the southbridge is basically everything else? (HDD, PCIe, AGP, IDE, SATA, etc?)
 

A:Solved: Northbridge vs Soutbridge

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgu...IGkOILCtZ4O&page=1&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0
 

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Hey folks, long time no post!

Well things have been going along superb lately up until I noticed some temperatures. What I would like to know is what kind of a temp. is to high for a northbridge? I am starting to think that I should change my passive heatsink on my A7V333 to an active cooled one since I am now nearing 40 degrees under load. Or should I just first remove the thermal interface material (sticky pad stuff) for some thermal compound (maybe some lapping of the northbridge heatsink too?)and see where that gets me? I right now have my 1700xp oc'ed to 2175mhz at 12.5 *174fsb...everything is stable and i'd like to go higher but I'm worried about temps.

Any suggestions would be great

Thanks
 

A:High northbridge temps.???

i dont think the heatsink would be removable, its fixed on my mobo... 40C is hot, but not worry-worth

my idle temp is 40 C. i know , what the @[email protected]#!!! but my case is cramped... whats ur processor temperature

and, welcome back to TSG!!!
 

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Hey Guys

I have a Dell PC which I use among other things, to play Eve-Online. Sadly, since putting in some disks its started crashing. I've run various tests and one thing that sticks out is the CPUID/Speedfan details for TMPIN0. These have this temperature reading going into late 70s early 80s.

Now I am unsure what this is but it seems to be an indicator of my Northbridge temp. If so, is 80c too hot? How do I identify this chip on the mobo? (There are two other heatsinks on the board aside from the CPU, one large'ish and one fairly small) And, how can I cool this chip on a Dell OEM mobo?

Speed Fan "Exotics" results:Print Screen for an idle pc

Exotics once eve has been running an hour or so: :Print Screen
The GPU is well below its maximum of 105c so don't worry about this temp.
Thanks loads in advance!!!
 

A:Northbridge, how to identify and then cool?

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Hi

After designing a quiet system i have recently noticed that the northbridge fan on my MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum motherboard is getting increasing noisy.

I would like to swap it for a silent/quiet solution, i was thinking maybe the Zalman NB47J.

However due to its location this becomes very difficult as it is located right next to the PCI express graphics card, with only limited clearance.

What do you suggest? as i was considering trying to modify the zalman cooler or possible remove the exisiting fan and replace it with another, possibly larger fan mounted else where.
 

A:Noisy Northbridge Fan MSI K8N Neo4 Plat

To replace it you will need to completely dismantle your pc as the screws or clips that hold it in place are usually only accessible from the back of the mobo.
 

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Hello everyone,
I have a northbridge overheating problem (probably) with my pc.
I'll start from scratch. I'm not overclocking anything. Used this build with Asus MB for about 5 years without a problem. Build is following:

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-M EVO / MSI 970A G43
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3,00GHz (95W version)
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5770 (HD-577A-ZHFC)
RAM: A-Data XPG Gaming Series DDR3 1333MHz 4GB (2 x 2GB) AX3U1333GB2G8-AG currently at 1,5V with 9-9-9-24 timings (sticker on modules says 1,65-1,85V, 8-8-8-24)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB (WDC WD7501AALS-00E8B0, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5")
PSU: FSP Group Blue Storm Bronze 500W
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Antivirus: Eset Smart Security (using it since I got this pc)

I'll be talking now what is happening when I use the Asus motherboard.
So in the last two months my pc is freezing and randomly shutting down. Freezes act as following: they are pretty random, but they mostly happen when I run something that needs resources e.g. watching stream, playing games, but sometimes also when pc is idle on desktop. At start of the freezes, whole pc (including sound, screen, mouse) freezes in like 1 second intervals (1sec frozen, 0,5sec normal) and as time increases they go faster e.g. 0,5s; 0,25s till the pc freezes completely (I can easily replicate those freezes for example while playing CS:GO), in that point I have to hold power button to turn pc off, or press reset. If I boot again a... Read more

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Hello!

I have this junky old Dell Dimension 2400 circa 2004. Last night I booted it up for fun, and as soon as it booted, it shut off, and got stuck in a rebooting loop. No matter what I do, I just keeps rebooting. Everything is plugged in and the CPU is being cooled. The PC doesn't matter, I'm going to throw it out anyway. Since I've troubleshooted just about every piece of hardware except the motherboard, is it maybe the chipset(s) that are damaged?
 

A:How to tell if a Northbridge or Southbridge Chipset failed

Why does it matter which one is faulty? The resolution is the same and figuring out which onet would be very hard if impossible. But pretty much anything could be faulty on a 10 year old system, the common thing from that era was the capacitors failing. For that matter a reboot loop can be caused by about every piece of hardware in the system; have you ruled out a Windows issue? RAM issue, hard drive issue, power supply issue, a PCI card or USB device?
 

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think of the endless possibilities...

1.higher than ever refresh rates

2.faster memory processing if built-in northbridge were also linked to RAM with an external data bus.

3.the AGP slot could be positioned anywhere on the board (limitations apply) since the built-in northbridge would eliminate the need to share a common transfer with the expansion buses.

4.Dual-Core Processor function would be optimized with two seperate northbridges (one in the card), the other still positioned next to the expansion slots.

5.the card should then accomodate speeds that rival that of the motherboard itself, since with the total data transfer speed of the card consists of the GPU and the northbridge.

I am hoping to research more on the possibilities and to try to come out with something realistic.
 

A:What If A Northbridge Was Built Into A Graphics Card...

The way I understand it, the northbridge is essential since it kind of bridges the gap between the graphics card and the CPU, and the northbridge also manages other stuff like PCI slots and perhaps some of the motherboard's ports as well.

So if the northbridge were located on the graphics card, it would need only to be an AGP/PCIe controller, and it would need to tie into the existing system, and you'd still need a northbridge on the mobo to manage PCI slots and some of the other stuff a northbridge does.

It's a cool idea though, since you wouldn't have to worry about your motherboard's chipset slowing the graphics card down.
 

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Hello everyone,
I have a northbridge overheating problem (probably) with my pc.
I'll start from scratch. I'm not overclocking anything. Used this build with Asus MB for about 5 years without a problem. Build is following:

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-M EVO / MSI 970A G43
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3,00GHz (95W version)
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5770 (HD-577A-ZHFC)
RAM: A-Data XPG Gaming Series DDR3 1333MHz 4GB (2 x 2GB) AX3U1333GB2G8-AG currently at 1,5V with 9-9-9-24 timings (sticker on modules says 1,65-1,85V, 8-8-8-24)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB (WDC WD7501AALS-00E8B0, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5")
PSU: FSP Group Blue Storm Bronze 500W
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Antivirus: Eset Smart Security (using it since I got this pc)

I'll be talking now what is happening when I use the Asus motherboard.
So in the last two months my pc is freezing and randomly shutting down. Freezes act as following: they are pretty random, but they mostly happen when I run something that needs resources e.g. watching stream, playing games, but sometimes also when pc is idle on desktop. At start of the freezes, whole pc (including sound, screen, mouse) freezes in like 1 second intervals (1sec frozen, 0,5sec normal) and as time increases they go faster e.g. 0,5s; 0,25s till the pc freezes completely (I can easily replicate those freezes for example while playing CS:GO), in that point I have to hold power button to turn pc off, or press reset. If I boot again a... Read more

A:PC freezing and shutting down - NorthBridge and RAM overheating

Dumps mostly empty... General PC instability
 

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Hello everyone,
Firstly, I found many more forum sections where I could post this, if needed move it please. I'm including bsod dumps, that's why I post it here.
I have a northbridge overheating problem (probably) with my pc.
I'll start from scratch. I'm not overclocking anything. Used this build with Asus MB for about 5 years without a problem. Build is following:

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-M EVO / MSI 970A G43
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3,00GHz (95W version)
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5770 (HD-577A-ZHFC)
RAM: A-Data XPG Gaming Series DDR3 1333MHz 4GB (2 x 2GB) AX3U1333GB2G8-AG currently at 1,5V with 9-9-9-24 timings (sticker on modules says 1,65-1,85V, 8-8-8-24)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB (WDC WD7501AALS-00E8B0, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5")
PSU: FSP Group Blue Storm Bronze 500W
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Antivirus: Eset Smart Security (using it since I got this pc)

I'll be talking now what is happening when I use the Asus motherboard.
So in the last two months my pc is freezing and randomly shutting down. Freezes act as following: they are pretty random, but they mostly happen when I run something that needs resources e.g. watching stream, playing games, but sometimes also when pc is idle on desktop. At start of the freezes, whole pc (including sound, screen, mouse) freezes in like 1 second intervals (1sec frozen, 0,5sec normal) and as time increases they go faster e.g. 0,5s; 0,25s till the pc freezes completely (I can easily replicate those fr... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

Hello everyone,
I have a northbridge overheating problem (probably) with my pc.
I'll start from scratch. I'm not overclocking anything. Used this build with Asus MB for about 5 years without a problem. Build is following:

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-M EVO / MSI 970A G43
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3,00GHz (95W version)
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5770 (HD-577A-ZHFC)
RAM: A-Data XPG Gaming Series DDR3 1333MHz 4GB (2 x 2GB) AX3U1333GB2G8-AG currently at 1,5V with 9-9-9-24 timings (sticker on modules says 1,65-1,85V, 8-8-8-24)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB (WDC WD7501AALS-00E8B0, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5")
PSU: FSP Group Blue Storm Bronze 500W
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Antivirus: Eset Smart Security (using it since I got this pc)

I'll be talking now what is happening when I use the Asus motherboard.
So in the last two months my pc is freezing and randomly shutting down. Freezes act as following: they are pretty random, but they mostly happen when I run something that needs resources e.g. watching stream, playing games, but sometimes also when pc is idle on desktop. At start of the freezes, whole pc (including sound, screen, mouse) freezes in like 1 second intervals (1sec frozen, 0,5sec normal) and as time increases they go faster e.g. 0,5s; 0,25s till the pc freezes completely (I can easily replicate those freezes for example while playing CS:GO), in that point I have to hold power button to turn pc off, or press reset. If I boot again a... Read more

A:PC freezing and shutting down - NorthBridge and RAM overheating

1. Welcome to Tech Support guy
2. Send the dump file please the last two will do
to do this go windows
mini dumps if that is where they are
open that right click the dump file
hold mouse on send to
choose compressed file to desktop
on reply click upload a file below box where you are typing and attach the compressed zip files
 

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HP Laptop some time restarts unexpectedly due a amd northbridge fatal hardware error.The details view of this event in Windows Event log contains this information, Please help me  Component: AMD NorthbridgeError Source: Machine Check ExceptionError Type: HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout ErrorProcessor APIC ID: 0 - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">- <System>  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger" Guid="{C26C4F3C-3F66-4E99-8F8A-39405CFED220}" />  <EventID>20</EventID>  <Version>0</Version>  <Level>2</Level>  <Task>0</Task>  <Opcode>0</Opcode>  <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-04-17T14:06:52.300704400Z" />  <EventRecordID>4266</EventRecordID>  <Correlation ActivityID="{AEFFEE2C-82DE-4A55-97E9-75E3E880AC78}" />  <Execution ProcessID="1460" ThreadID="2404" />  <Channel>System</Channel>  <Computer>DESKTOP-554545</Computer>  <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />  </System>- <EventData>  <Data Name="ErrorSource">3</Data>  <Data Name="ApicId">0</Data>  <Data Name="MCABank">4</Data>  <Data Name="MciStat">0xfe00000000070f0f</Data>  <Data Name="MciAddr">0xff708700</Data>  <Da... Read more

A:amd northbridge fatal hardware error

Hi @AndreaVP, Welcome to the HP Forum! Thank you for joining the HP Forum community.  It is a great resource for information, tips, and solutions that have helped others. Here is a link to First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More as a guide should you have any concerns or questions about the process. I grasp that sometimes on start up you get a "northbridge fatal hardware error" and sometimes restarts due to this issue. Have you made any changes to your system?  Have you done all your Windows updates? Have you run the  HP Support Assistant  to assist with acquiring any HP updates?  Have you checked for viruses and malware?    Malicious Software Removal Tool (from Microsoft.com). Should the issue persists you could try doing a scan for corrupted files and repair them.Right click on the Windows button in the lower left cornerChoose command prompt admintype sfc /scannow and press enterwait for it to complete, this may take some time.restart your notebook.Please let me know the results. Please click the ?Thumbs Up? below to thank me for my efforts! If one of my posts help you to resolve the issue you are experiencing, please click the "Accept as Solution" so that others who may be having the same difficulty can find the answer more efficiently. Thanks for taking part in the HP Forums! 

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I had to replace the failing northbridge fan on my ABIT IC7-G, now I cannot restart the computer. I'm not even getting a power indicator light on the Motherboard itself. I'm REALLY hoping I didn't accidentaly fry the board or something.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

A:No power to motherboard after replacing Northbridge fan...

Welcome to Techspot !
Anytime you go into your box there is a chance you have an accident, I'm sure you know.So I know your checked all connections including the little black switch on the back of the PSU.
If you are saying that you are not getting even the fans in your PSU turning, I would test another one first.

failing that be sure to check for shorting before ripping your Mb out.
Goodluck and let us know how it works out.
 

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Hey guys,

I just got an aftermarket northbridge cooler, and when I went to take out the stock northbridge cooler, I discovered it was connected to this other heatsink which, according to Google, cools the MOSFETs which controls voltage or something P). Is there a chance I can just take it out and leave it bare, like the other MOSFETs above the CPU socket? Here are the relevant details:

Asus P5Q-Pro
Core 2 Quad 8200 OC @ 3GHz (not standard voltage)



I know, I know, I should have researched this before buying....
 

A:Aftermarket northbridge cooler on Asus P5Q-Pro

You shouldn't run it without the mosfet cooler since your overclocking, you could just buy a separate mosfet cooler, like these
 

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