11-14-2022 11:37 PM
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11-23-2022 02:51 AM
11-23-2022 03:11 AM
11-23-2022 03:57 AM
Hi PauloPanda - your temperatures are great. Just my opinion, but I think anything under 60C is very good for these boards. You just have to balance the inconvenience of taking your PC apart and the time involved.
Overall, I'm in a very similar position (PCH is currently around 56-59C) and I don't think that the effort is justified. However, if my typical PCH temperature was perhaps over 70-75C then I think I would make the effort. Up to you of course, lower is always nice, but I would say you're in a good place already. If I take out out the motherboard for some other reason then I might do something, but perhaps there is also a warranty issue to consider as well. If you still have a long warranty then I would leave it. I'd be more tempted to dismantle the heatsink after the warranty expires, but again, that's just my opinion.
Don't forget that these chipsets are capable of running a LOT hotter anyway (other people have reported over 90C on some boards when gaming), so on balance, PCH temps are not something to worry about too much. As I said above, I have never heard of high PCH temperatures causing a failure. Longer term it might be a different story, we will see!
11-23-2022 04:10 AM
11-23-2022 05:52 AM
Yeah, lol. I feel much the same if I'm honest. I have a PCH temp graph on my desktop (HWInfo) so I can keep an eye on it.
One thing to mention again, when I set PCIe link management to maximum savings in Windows I started getting a lot of WHEA errors (again HWInfo shows these). Setting power saving to moderate fixed that. Also, I couldn't boot when I set minimum PCH voltages in BIOS, so I am now back on midpoints.
Us OCD guys should stick together 🙂
11-23-2022 06:39 AM
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11-23-2022 07:51 AM
Oh sorry, you said Stream deck, not Steam deck lol. I'll see if I can find one. What brand is it? Thanks
11-24-2022 12:32 PM