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heat pipe cooling on motherboard

Discussion in 'Overclocking' started by oLDfART, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. oLDfART

    oLDfART Guest

    do the new motherboards with heatpipe cooling on their mosfets chips etc
    have to be mounted in any particular way
    i.e. does gravity play any part in the way the cooling works...
    ..I have a lian li case which puts the processor on the bottom..not btx,,
    turns the motherboard upside down and over....faces stage left instead of
    the normal stage right
    oLDfART, Aug 20, 2006
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  2. oLDfART

    Paul Guest

    It has been reported to be a problem. The chipset ends up at an
    elevated temperature, when the board is upside down.

    For some brands of motherboards, you can sometimes buy replacement
    mechanical parts for the non-heatpipe version of a motherboard, and
    they fit the same pushpin holes as the heatpipe mechanical parts.
    But that kind of thing doesn't happen too often. Here, for example,
    you can get a replacement MOSFET cooler (non-heatpipe version).
    You can also find chipset coolers, like Zalman or Swiftech, but
    a fan should be used due to the power being dissipated.


    Seriously though, I'd dump the case and get something practical.
    An old steel battleship, with a beige finish :)

    Paul, Aug 20, 2006
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  3. I believe most heatpipes we see in PC kit have a wick inside which makes
    them fairly "gravity proof"


    Andrew McP
    Andrew MacPherson, Aug 20, 2006
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