a few of my 8rda+ mods

K62

K62

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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
 
K62

K62

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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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whargoul

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You forgot the voltage regulater to the left of the vreg chip at the top. :p
 
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whargoul

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

 
NewBlackDak

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LOL!!!

You people are nuts!!!:D

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

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i put a socket a cooler on my northbridge and put the old northbridge sink on my south.
 
K62

K62

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Re: LOL!!!

Originally posted by NewBlackDak
You people are nuts!!!:D

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
 
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NewBlackDak

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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:rolleyes: .
 
NewBlackDak

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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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whargoul

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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.
 
K62

K62

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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
 
NewBlackDak

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Mine is perfectly fine at 211MHz FSB :p

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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DuronClocker

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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 :p

I would think the MOSFETs and northbridge would be the most critical to cool if you're doing this just for overclocking purposes..
 
K62

K62

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yeah, i figured cooling the voltage regulator wouldnt do much, but i dont see how it could hurt lol so wham, i did it... i thought the southbridge might do something, but ah well lol, im gonna water cool the northbridge, but i hear the northbridge sitn very flat, its convex, jsut like my gf3 gpu =[