Maximus Formula NB SB Temps FYI

Discussion in 'Asus' started by name, May 20, 2008.

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    name Guest

    The NB and SB temps were running close to 50c at idle without OCing. I did
    some research and two things helped the issue. Even with active CPU cooling
    I installed the Asus provided heatsink fan, but what really did the trick
    was installing an Antec spot cooling fan, adjusted to high and pointing
    directly at the heatsinks/pipes. The NB and SB temps are now in the low 40s
    and CPU (e8400) idles at 36.

    HTH anyone with a similar problem.

    name, May 20, 2008
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    Angry Dove Guest

    How loud is the Spot Cool?
    I've got the same problem but would rather not void the warranty on the
    Maximus by adding a waterblock to the NB unless I really have to.
    My buddy could use one too cuz he replaced the noisy NB chipset fan on
    his A8N-E and installed a loud 120 mm case fan to cool the Zalman blue
    passive heatsink.

    Did you tighten down the screws in the NB cooler? Mine were loose but
    they are spring loaded and I don't know if that was a good or bad idea?
    Angry Dove, May 21, 2008
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    name Guest

    I have a full tower Gigabyte case with a screened side panel and I don't
    hear the spot cool at all. I tightened the NB screws, but it didn't help to
    lower the temps. From what I've researched, Asus uses a cheap thermal paste
    that's also very adhesive. I've read that people have removed the
    heatsinks/pipes and reseated with Artic Silver, but it voids the warranty
    and, frankly, that seems kind of dangerous. I RMA'd my board to newegg even
    though I solved the problem. For almost $300 I don't think I should have to
    deal with overheating NBs and SBs. I'll post what happens when I get my new

    good luck,
    name, May 21, 2008
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