MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI owners - are 100deg c VRM temps an issue?

Rikki

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MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI owners - are 100deg c VRM temps an issue?

Hey folks

Got a new OCUK build a month or so ago with a MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI motherboard and everything is going well.

Thing is Ive now seen a lot of videos and a few reviews where the VRM temps on these boards sit at 100 degrees C when running and reviewers have pointed this out as an issue for longevity, esp when rendering which is what Im using the system for.

https://www.kitguru.net/components/...0-vrm-temperature-analysis-luke-deep-dive/10/

One example of the info on the temps.
Ive got it with the 3950x but not overclocked so just wondering if I should worry about this or if its likely to cause issues a year or two down the line (and Im not wanting to buy another system or upgrade having dropped £3000+ on this one).

Would somehow jerry rigging an additional smaller fan on or near the VRM heatsinks be an idea?

Thanks for any advice folks!

Rikki
 

Azrak

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Are you actually seeing 100C VRM temps on your system?
Even a fan running very slowly aimed at the VRM can make a huge difference in VRM temps just by creating a constant flow of air across the components and heatsinks.
Systems with water pumps often don't have a fan moving air around the motherboard CPU/VRM area, so having an extra fan performing this task isn't a bad idea.
Make a note of what your VRM temperatures are now*, and re-test with a fan installed and decide if you think it's worth the extra noise (if any) for the temperature drop you see.

* HWiNFO is a good tool for this: https://www.hwinfo.com/download/
 
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