Solved

Asus Rampage Extreme IV Chipset Question

Posted on 2012-03-27
3
492 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-27
Hi Experts,

Asus Rampage Extreme IV socket 2011

If you are looking at the motherboard, the cpu is facing north, to the south of it are the PCH / Southbridge, and to the north the voltage regs, what is the black heatsink on the left (west) near the backpanel for?

The reason for this question is because I am adding a full motherboard waterblock for liquid cooling, and the full board blocks do not come with heatsinks for that area.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:dr34m3rs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 62

Accepted Solution

by:
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 250 total points
ID: 37771273
AFAIK that's just another thermal module / accessory heat exchanger for the CPU cooling system, it's sitting over the USB3 controller and (rather ironically) the DIGI+ chipset that monitors the cooling system :)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:dr34m3rs
ID: 37771282
lol, sweet. Thanks :)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:dr34m3rs
ID: 37771288
PS: I will cool it anyways. Why not :)
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question