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    a few of my 8rda+ mods

    first heres a picture of the heatsink for my southbridge i made out of a old 486 hs, it was cut with a hack saw, lol i need a dremel bad :P




    next, i noticed these chips, (voltage regulators i think???) got quite hot, so i slapped a few heatinks on them, also from a old pentium heatsink, also cut with a friggin hack saw, lol and a few minutes i noticed the small chip right above them gets very hot, so.. might slap a heatsink on them too






    next thing for sure will be to raplace that crappy heatsink on the northbridge!!! lol im working on wattercooling this puppy soon anyway

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    there, i jsut put a heatsink that i cut outta a old coppermine slot 1 heatsink on that vreg chip, (anyone knwo what it does ?) that ran hotter then the voltage regualtors

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    You forgot the voltage regulater to the left of the vreg chip at the top.
    Last edited by whargoul; February 23rd, 2003 at 06:05 PM.

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    lol the lil wee one ? to the left? :P

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    hehe, 'tis wee, isn't it. This is what I think it should look like... notice the HS on the wee 'lil one.


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    LOL!!!

    You people are nuts!!!

    Like I'm not to go soldering on a brand new motherboard!
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    i put a socket a cooler on my northbridge and put the old northbridge sink on my south.

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    Re: LOL!!!

    Originally posted by NewBlackDak
    You people are nuts!!!

    Like I'm not to go soldering on a brand new motherboard!

    thermal paste and a dab of super glue on the corners holds them on realllly good, infact i tried to get one off cuz its not stright, i dont know hwo to :S
    Last edited by K62; February 23rd, 2003 at 08:15 PM.

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    Do you think it actually helps?


    If you were going for a look cool thing, you should have polished them all to a beautiful shine. That would have been cool look in and see all this reflective metal staring back at you.

    I like my Geil Ram because of that. The SLK800 is shiny too, but you can't see it from the fan .
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    That vreg chip is what tells your board how much voltage to give the CPU. Those of use with lower vcore options :cough:NF7":cough: have to mod that puppy to get what we want from it.
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    When you start getting up to a 200Mhz FSB and higher voltages those chips get hot, and cause you system to become unstable.

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    ohhhh i finally did it, just was cutting a new hs for my southbridge, and took a nice chunk outta my finger

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    Heres my new southbridge heatsink and what i did to my finger making it






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    Cool

    Mine is perfectly fine at 211MHz FSB

    I might try that see if I can get higher.
    I have a 486 HS that I can just thermal paste down to the southbridge. I can cut up the heatsink off a mac processor that went dead on me.It's pretty big, and I've been hacking off it for awhile. It's what made the ramsinks for my 9500 infact.
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    Erm...putting a sink on the southbridge won't do anything for ya, lol. That said, putting a heatsink on the MOSFETs will help sometimes in aiding in stability at higher vcores and higher CPU frequencies. Putting a heatsink on a voltage regulator itself is kind of pointless though, even if it does get warm. Then you can't mod it. Then again, who needs to mod chips on an EPoX board Oh yeah, those early revision 8RDA boards don't have a high enough IO voltage

    I would think the MOSFETs and northbridge would be the most critical to cool if you're doing this just for overclocking purposes..
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