i was having issues with my computer emoting a high pitched siren and "slowing down" as i put it. the only way i have any knowledge that it slowed down was that the UPS fan slowed down to it's 25% range, and when the siren stopped the UPS's fan went back up to it's 50% range. also, the CPU, which is in no danger of overheating cools down when the pwmic gets to 60c.
anyway, thats beside the point. i knew something was thresholding because of temperature, and the highest temperature i have is the pwmic. the computer seems to slow down when the pwmic gets to 60c. i know that its rated for a LOT higher, but thats just what my system does lol. so, i stuck one of those "stick on heatsinks" on what i thought at the time was the pwmic from a picture i saw. dfi street is down at the moment so i image googled pwmic and found this picture, circling two things. a chip looking thing, and a yellow thing that i dont see how can be cooled.
so, it looks like the pwmic got a LITTLE benefit from the heatsink, but its still overheating to 60c (a lot lot slower though ^_^)
theres a picture of mbm5's dashboard, showing most of the relevant information. (and no, thats not idle lol. thats a few seconds after dual prime95's.
so basically im asking 1) you guy's opinion, did i do the right thing?
2) since this isnt working out, whats a better way to cool pwmic
3) or, better yet, since i know this thing is rated for almost 120c, how can i raise the the threshold where it slows down?