Are your VRMs running too warm?The VRM above my CPU lacks a heatsink. I am wondering if I can stick a SSD heatsink on the VRM mosfet.
CPU is 40C and mainboard is 29C at idle with minimum apps except for internet browser.Are your VRMs running too warm?
What specific temp values are you seeing?
Of course, full system specs would help here.
Is there a way to measure VRM temperatures?"Idle" temperatures are generally irrelevant. And are ESPECIALLY irrelevant when talking about VRM temperatures. The need for a VRM heatsink would imply you need it because you are seeing high temperatures or throttling under load conditions and those are the temperature readings we'd need to know about. Under a full load, what are your VRM temperatures looking like? And "VRM" temperatures are NOT the same as "motherboard" temperatures. Totally different sensors and totally different way of calculating those temperatures based on the relevant sensor values.
Asus does not report VRM temperatures on their mid and low tier boards. I have a TUF B550M Gaming Plus and it doesn't either, but it does have a monstrous heatsink. You'll have to figure out temps the old fashioned way...how quickly it burns your finger when you touch one of the FET's or capacitors. JK...but seriously, use an IR thermometer...
AMD Ryzen 5 5500
ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-E WIFI
When i first set up my B550m Tuf PLUS I sent Martin an email asking if he could look at adding the VRM temps sensor for the board. His response was that ASUS does not expose the temperature for monitoring on the low and mid-range boards he'd looked at. I don't know if he was referring to their AMD / AM4 boards only or not.....
If Martin says ASUS boards show it, then they should be there, but drea.drechsler might be right that some of their lower and mid tiered boards might not include monitoring for it.
Actually, seems I recall Martin over at HWinfo saying they DO report it but you won't see it if you've chosen to disable the "EC sensor". Most people do this because I think this is the sensor that most people with ASUS boards get "warned" about on first startup of HWinfo. Click on the gear at the bottom of the HWinfo window to open the settings and look for a setting called "EC support" and enable it. If there is no such setting for your configuration then it's either not monitored, which would be extremely unusual for a modern board, or it's being called something else other than "VRM".
If Martin says ASUS boards show it, then they should be there, but drea.drechsler might be right that some of their lower and mid tiered boards might not include monitoring for it. I know my Z170 Hero VIII showed it but I guess we're calling that a high end board even though it only cost me 150 bucks brand new at the time I bought it back in 2015. My ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 also show VRM temperature.
And actually, he does say some of the lower VRM configurations don't show it.
Part of the VRMs do not have a heatsink on that board, at the top of the board above the CPU. The most important section does, so if yours doesn't then somebody has taken it off. Can you post a picture of YOUR board? The part that is not covered with a heatsink isn't nearly as important as the part that does come heatsinked. Especially since you are only running a middle of the road CPU and not a high end model with a lot of cores and a higher TDP.
What speed are those Klevv modules supposed to be?
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