02-23-2021 03:49 AM
03-16-2021 05:48 AM
*** UPDATE ***
After playing around in BIOS, i noticed that disabling some functionality and controllers that i don't use, lowered the PCH temperature quite a bit.
(Bios -> Advanced -> Onboard Devices Configuration)
Disabled USB Audio
Disabled WiFi Controller
Disabled Bluetooth Controller
Disabled 2nd 2.5 Gb Ethernet Port
Disabled 34 and 56 SATA Ports
My PCH temperature is now idling ~ 46 - 50 C, compared to 56 - 62 C that was before. Nothing too crazy, but you know, every little bit helps. That is with the GPU 0-RPM feature enabled.
Disabling that feature and running GPU fans at 30% (complitely silent), drops the temperature even more ~ 43 - 47 C, since it creates some airflow around the PCH. I will also replace the PCH thermal pad with a better one soon and give you an update on that as well.
You may want to experiment with such settings in BIOS and see what works for you.
Definitely disable stuff you know you won't need. Less power, less heat.
Have fun 🙂
03-16-2021 05:55 AM
That's all nice but what's the use of buying a board for those specific options if you shut them off ?
I use the wiFi, the Bluetooth, the board only has USB audio . I only have 1 Ethernet port. Well, I can disable some Sata ports :rolleyes:
04-12-2021 01:59 PM
This z590 chipset is probably a bit hotter, Pcie 4.0 requires more power after all.
04-12-2021 11:23 PM
Z590 chipset lanes run at PCIe 3.0, only CPU lanes are PCIe 4.0.
PCIe 4.0 chipset lanes would probably require a fan.
04-16-2021 12:31 AM
04-16-2021 09:34 AM
After checking internally, the temperature of your PCH is normal.PCH can stand the heat up to 108C.
Eventhough the device is idling, the system is still running, so an amount of heat would still be generated and you still see certain temperature of your PCH.
Please don't worry. Thank you very much for your feedback.
05-10-2021 01:05 PM