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Date: May 18th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Epox
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Now another very handy feature included is something I have yet to see come with any other motherboard I have reviewed on Tweaknews.




While I was emptying the pouch, this small plastic baggie fell out containing eight small anodized aluminum heatsinks. But what were they for?


These heatsinks are meant to be attached to the PWM Mosfets and the motherboard clock generator which control the motherboard voltages and system speed and can get hot during normal operation and even hotter when overclocking with advanced voltages. All of the heatsinks come complete with thermal tape already attached and ready for installation.


But where do they go?


 

 

 

 


The first place to install the heatsinks is on the clock generator (left) and on the four power mosfets in-between the socket and the back plate of the motherboard.



The second area is right under the DDR memory slots. These two are VERY important seeing that when you are overclocking a P4, your are essentially overclocking the memory and keeping these two memory power mosfets cool is essential for motherboard and overclocking stability.


If anyone want to do the same with their motherboard, I'm pretty sure the power mosfets and clock generators will be in the same area if you want to try this at home. Just be careful.



And at last you can finally uncover your new motherboard. The weird thing is that in today's market everyone is constructing their higher end motherboards on any other color of PCB other than green. To be realistic, I hate to say it, but it's a refreshing change for once to have a green motherboard.

 

 


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