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Asus z690 Formula Chipset extreme Temp

Level 7

Hi Guys I could use advise on the Chipset for the Z690 Formula Motherboard as the temperatures are reaching 80 to 90c I need advice how deal with this issue


Level 10

RMA or repaste.

Is there a step by step guide to do a repaste on the chipset 

Level 7

RMA is no longer option for me the motherboard has been with me for 2 years only had time set it up

Level 16

Or just a 8cm fan blowing toward the general area. I have two of those fans joined together to make a free standing block with a mesh dust filter to stop dust collecting on the motherboard from the air flow - very effective. A re-paste would be good, but fans are so easy. My PCH used to be 69C when I got the machine, with a bit of case fan optimisation as well, my PCH is now normally about 56C. If your temps are higher, I think you'd get a bigger reduction. 

You can also reduce PCH voltages to midpoints in the BIOS tweaker's paradise as well. Mine are set to 0.92V and 0.76V which will give another 3C reduction. Some people can manage setting those voltages to minimum values for a 5C saving, but I get WHEA errors if I do that on my board. 

Z690 Hero, BIOS 2802, MEI 2336.5.2.0, ME Firmware, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

Level 7

Is there a guide on how remove the block i assume you need to put replacement thermal pads