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PCH series 8 heatsink

idata
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Do the series 8 PCH (Z87, Q87 etc) really need a heatsink? I can see the PCH temperature in Intel Desktop Utilities never exceeding 50 degrees and they are rated up to 104 degrees (Celsius). However the SIO temperature is varying between 50-60 degrees and has no heatsink attached, even though it can work well up to 78 degrees.

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NSCOTT_P_Intel
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Codrut,

 

The answer is yes, the 8 Series PCH requires a heatsink. It is this heatsink that is keeping the temperature in the range it is. Your temperature readings are lower than what I am seeing (but I test with mostly pre-production boards)...

...Scott

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NSCOTT_P_Intel
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Codrut,

 

The answer is yes, the 8 Series PCH requires a heatsink. It is this heatsink that is keeping the temperature in the range it is. Your temperature readings are lower than what I am seeing (but I test with mostly pre-production boards)...

...Scott

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