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PWM IC overheating on a DFI Ultra-D?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by rik, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. rik

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    Just changed the stock heatpipe AMD cooler that comes with the Opteron 170 for a mates XP120 to reduce noise a little. CPU temps in smartguardian have not really changed, which does'nt surprise me as they were struggling to go over 40 anyway.
    The problem is the PWMIC temperature is going over 60 and shutting down the board. I can change this threshold, but it never got this high before.
    The chip is running 260x10 at standard volts, which it has been since day one.
    Surely the XP120 would increase the cooling over the PWMIC area???
    Is this a bad temp, how should I attempt to remedy it??
    All advice appreciated!!#

    PS the 120 is only running at the slowest speed (antec fan) but as the CPU temp has'nt changed I don't think that that is the problem. :confused:
     
  2. Jimbo Mahoney

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    Don't worry about it.

    Just set the shutdown temp higher.

    I would only worry about cooling the PWMIC area when running high Vcore and / or high Vdimm.
     
  3. aphex

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    I got a 80mm fan blowing over the PWMIC area and the temps are under 50C on load.
     
  4. snow patrol

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    mine goes upto about 70 when i have my rad fan on the lowest setting. i think i may have to put a little fan over the top of it too.

    any chance you should show a pic of how you've positioned your fan apehx?
     
  5. aphex

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  6. Mekrel

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    That fan isn't blowing over the PWMIC though, you have it pointing over the mosfets. I thought the PWMIC was the rectangle chip next to the 4pin 12v line?
     
  7. JonnyGLC

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    Yup, it's just above the mofset heatsinks.
     
  8. Mr Mister

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    If you want to cool it do it properly with a proper mod!

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  9. easyrider

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    Think of doing this with my eclipse 62 and fitting a fan on the window side panel.
     
  10. aphex

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    Is it? Lol, well I stuck the fan there as I felt the most heat there. The temps go down though :confused:
     
  11. rik

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    Cheers guys!!!
    Did a bit of erm...cable management last night and turned up my chip antec and case antec 120 fans to the medium position.
    Result...temp now does'nt go above 50 even under full load!!!

    Guess I'm just a messy get. So top tip for anyone overheating the PWMIC - tidy up your case, you might surprise yourself :rolleyes: