March 3rd, 2003, 05:09 PM
There, done moddin my 8rda+.. for now :D
there is my mosfets and voltage regulator cooled
there is the southbridge with a heatsink on er
and finally, the heatsink i added to the northbridge to replace the shatty HS epox put on her :>
March 3rd, 2003, 10:20 PM
so have you seen any more oc'ing headroom after these mods?
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March 3rd, 2003, 10:59 PM
I havent really tried any higher yet, It would run 1750mhz before @ 1.9v in 3dmark and any thing i threw at it, but at that speeds i would get random crashes, not very often at all but still they would happen, I dont get them at this speed... Ill try it tomorrow tho
March 4th, 2003, 04:37 AM
Very... errr... unique
That's the first motherboard i've seen to have heatsinks on the mosfets
Looks nice though. I wonder if manufacturers will use your idea on future boards???
Let us know if you can get those mosfets overclocked another 100mhz... should be fun shouldn't it
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March 4th, 2003, 12:16 PM
lol, the mosfets did get very hot, I saw someone else do it on another forum, but my main goal was to replace that EPOX heatsink on the northbridge
Heres the old heatsink , as you can see, not very much of it is actualy making contact with the northbridge, just that little slug in the center, but not even all of that makes contact! the northbridge, like my GF3's gpu is not very flat, its concave, so epox but a big thermal pad on the center.
here you can see the thermal pad, andf how much was actualy making contact
March 4th, 2003, 12:19 PM
Man i gotta stop biting my fingernails so much lol, that pic made me notice how short they are now
March 4th, 2003, 04:07 PM
I found this site, its really neat, shows exactly how hot these chips run with stock cooling!
check out those mosfets!~!! 75c+ I wish icould get the temperatures on mine now
March 5th, 2003, 11:33 AM
Where'd you get the mosfet sinks?
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March 5th, 2003, 11:44 AM
I cut them, out of a old pentium heatsink... with a hacksaw
March 7th, 2003, 08:52 AM
Ive got a bag of lil ramsinks/heat sinks and a bunch of thermal pads. I was thinking of also doing something similar. Should i buy some kind of bonding grease or would it be ok to use thermal pads?
Last edited by G4mingEvolution; December 17th, 2006 at 06:45 AM.
March 7th, 2003, 06:56 PM
I wouldnt use thermal pads, I used a dag of superglue on the mosfets... it holds it very very well lol
March 7th, 2003, 07:30 PM
I have the Vantec Iceberg on the nortbridge of my 8RDA+, and a small heatsink on the southbridge.... I am cutting up some old heatsinks to put on the mosfets as we speak
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March 7th, 2003, 07:38 PM
looks nice Kruz, I hear those Icebergs are pretty nice, I am too poor to afford one tho :P
March 7th, 2003, 08:17 PM
Did you cover them in thermal grease then dab super glue in the corners or did you leave the corners dry with only super glue and no thermal grease under em?
March 7th, 2003, 09:11 PM
one the first 3 there is thermal paste, but they are soo small, i jsut gave up and put just the dab of superglue on, I figured for the difference thermal paste would make on those,, wasnt really worth it. lol im pretty lazy tho
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