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Mescalamba
03-23-2009, 05:50 PM
I found small bag with small heatsinks with my BloodRage.. question is, for what are they? :) Just curious.

MpG
03-23-2009, 07:58 PM
I'm kind of curious myself. Didn't think there were any obvious hotspots on the board that hadn't been sinked already. There are a couple of bare regulators in some spots, but they don't seem to get more than a little warm on my board? :confused:

zanzabar
03-23-2009, 08:24 PM
they are for the pwm inductors or controllers or whatever those are called

BenchZowner
03-24-2009, 04:26 AM
You can also use them for your RAM ( if they come naked :p: ) or your graphics card memory if you're using a waterblock on the GPU ( VGA )

Mescalamba
03-25-2009, 05:54 AM
I got reply from master Saaya:

"hey man,
well i asked foxconn to include those heatsinks so you can glue them onto any chips you want to cool on the board. the sas chip for example gets a bit hot, and so does the pata/esata jmicron chip.

they are fine for normal operation, even in a badly ventilated case, but i personally would like to add heatsinks to it to cool them and i know many people would."

Now we know! :)