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Safe Temps for VRM and PCH ?

Winifred_Payne
Level 7
After an 4 hour gaming session the VRM Sensor measured 60 °C.

So I was wondering what temps are considered safe for the PCH and the VRM.
I couldn't find any info.
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Chino
Level 15

Winifred_Payne
Level 7
Thanks for the answer. I think i gonna switch my top radiator from exhaust to intake. That should bring some airflow from the pull fans to the VRM heatsink.

Dr__Zchivago
Level 12
That ought to lower your water temperature by a little as well, since you won't be exhausting hotter case air.

Godmode
Level 7
I use this block vom EKWB: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/motherboard-blocks/full-board-blocks/intel-x99-series/ek-fb-kit-asus...

My VRMs got very hot, because my 5960x needs 1.45-1.50v to run at 4.5 GHz. The waterblock helped a lot. Btw, the stock VRM cooler is a massive piece of metal and if you use a fan, I think the stock cooler should do the work.
CPU: i7-5960X @4.5 GHz @Koolance | Board: Asus Rampage V Extreme @EKWB| GPU: GTX Titan X SLI @EKWB| RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 2666@2800 | PSU: Lepa G1600 | SSD: Samsung 830 256 GB + Intel X25-M 80 GB | Case: Corsair 500r | Monitor: Asus ROG Swift 27", Dell U2711 27" | OS: Win8.1 x64 | Cooling: Airplex Gigant: http://www.forum-3dcenter.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=557708

Winifred_Payne
Level 7
Thanks. I saved the link for later use. If i decide to go to full liquid cooling.

Godmode
Level 7
No problem.

This is my system:


Cooled by this baby:
CPU: i7-5960X @4.5 GHz @Koolance | Board: Asus Rampage V Extreme @EKWB| GPU: GTX Titan X SLI @EKWB| RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 2666@2800 | PSU: Lepa G1600 | SSD: Samsung 830 256 GB + Intel X25-M 80 GB | Case: Corsair 500r | Monitor: Asus ROG Swift 27", Dell U2711 27" | OS: Win8.1 x64 | Cooling: Airplex Gigant: http://www.forum-3dcenter.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=557708

Godmode wrote:
No problem.

This is my system:


what size tubes are u using? and the fittings for the south pch? was considering the block but 22mm is a tight fit for my setup...

Sorry for the late reply, but I use 16/10 tubes from Tygon and fittings from Koolance.
CPU: i7-5960X @4.5 GHz @Koolance | Board: Asus Rampage V Extreme @EKWB| GPU: GTX Titan X SLI @EKWB| RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 2666@2800 | PSU: Lepa G1600 | SSD: Samsung 830 256 GB + Intel X25-M 80 GB | Case: Corsair 500r | Monitor: Asus ROG Swift 27", Dell U2711 27" | OS: Win8.1 x64 | Cooling: Airplex Gigant: http://www.forum-3dcenter.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=557708

Winifred_Payne
Level 7
Was it hard to remove the Stock VRM & PCH Heatsinks ?