Hello and thanks in advance for any help that is offered.
I have recently spent a considerably large amount of funds to build a
i7 4770k processor
series 520 240gb ssd (OS)
Hitachi 1TB HD (data)
G-skill 32g 2800 ram (from memory test list)
Gigabyte 7950 HD graphics card
Rosewill lightning 1300w psu*
Thermaltake VL800 series V3 black chassis
(4) 140mm 2400rpm exhaust fans (includes psu exhaust)
(2) 140mm 2400rpm intake fans
(1) side chassis free air inlet
(2) peripheral (dvd/cd) open slot free air inlet
*yes this is not a "approved" psu and I have the power off restart issue..... whatever... not my biggest issue.
The issue I am having that the Super I/O chipset "Z87" is giving constant and repeated overheating warnings after only minutes of game play. I have done a lot of research on this and for some reason I can find no data about it. I KNOW I am not special.....
Things I have noticed in my researching include that the primary pci x16 slot for graphics centers the higher level cards directly over the Si/o heat sink, is this intentional to monitor graphics temps by the MB? Sure does not make sense due to the heat generation of high level graphics.
p.s. the graphics card is having zero overheating issues
The next thing I noticed was that the "aftermarket" dz87 vendors are replacing the z87 heat sink (and others) with much more robust and even fan cooled options. This indicates to me that the overheat issue on this aspect has actually been noted and that solutions are being engineered for their boards.
The last thing I found, which brought me here for help, is that there seems to be no fix for this for those of us that have purchased this board as it was originally designed (from Intel ). Please consider I have researched this, these "after market" vendors also sell not "upgrade" option for individual sale to supplement what seems to me to be an oversight in design.
Is there any advice that can be offered for this, I would hope others may find it useful as well? Again, thank you for any help that can be offered, my apologies if this is a difficult one to answer.