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Topic Title: Asus M3A79-T Deluxe modding
Topic Summary: looking to add some heatsinks to the mosfets and other components, need a little help!
Created On: 03/21/2009 08:23 PM
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 03/21/2009 08:23 PM
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Two7Buckeye
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Ok so I decided I want to put some heatsinks on the mosfets on the motherboard. I was looking around at different sets, as well as what adhesive to use to accomplish this task.

Im really a bit nervous considering the word "adhesive" needs to be used. Im curious on some precautions as well as the proper way to do it all. Any tips, suggestions or websites/tutorials I should focus on? I have a feeling Im over-thinking this one, but its much better to be safe rather than sorry.

Most of the heatsink sets come with thermal tape, is this advisable?

I also intend on installing a 40mm fan on the NB & SB

Here are the parts I was looking at using:

Surface cleaner and purifier
Silenx 40mm
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Im putting these. on instead, along with changing out the thermal paste to AS5 under the NB/SB factory heatsinks, I dont intend on changing out these though, I kinda dig it the way it is other than the fans.


Any help is greatly appreciated!

In an effort not to thread hijack, this is where its been done here already.
Thanks for the Idea

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Phenom II 955
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2 x Sapphire 4870 1GB GDDR5
4GB GSkill Pi Black 1066
2 x 74GB WD Raptor 16mb RAID-0
640GB WD Caviar Black 32mb
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Antec Quattro 850w

Edited: 03/22/2009 at 09:01 PM by Two7Buckeye
 03/22/2009 02:34 PM
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Zodgrod009
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When I get around to doing my system swap I will be doing the same,
I have several brass heatsinks left over after doing the same to my ECS motherboard.

I know on our board that the heat pipe covers the mosfets.

However there are several spots which require extra cooling.

I will provide a diagram.



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Asus M3A79-T Deluxe
Patriot 4GB pc8500 DDR2 1066@5-5-5-15
Antec Quattro 850 Watt PSU
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 03/22/2009 08:57 PM
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Two7Buckeye
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Yes, and really I didnt know how else to relate what I was saying... But thats exactly where I intended to put hs's, the spots in Orange!

And it is determined that It will be better off using good thermal adhesive rather than supplied thermal tape.

looking at the board, you can see on the northbridge where a 40mm fan will attach. I ordered the black heatsinks, and they should be here this week sometime. I also ordered Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive also with the Surface cleaner/purifier.

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Phenom II 955
Cooler Master V8
ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe 790FX
2 x Sapphire 4870 1GB GDDR5
4GB GSkill Pi Black 1066
2 x 74GB WD Raptor 16mb RAID-0
640GB WD Caviar Black 32mb
Cooler Master HAF 932
Antec Quattro 850w

Edited: 03/23/2009 at 02:33 PM by Two7Buckeye
 04/15/2009 02:13 PM
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Canis-X
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This looks awesome, how did it come out?

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