Location of the PCH/Chipset on the R3?

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  1. aznpos531

    aznpos531 Notebook Evangelist

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    Does anyone have any idea where the PCH is on the R3? The reason I ask is I recently updated to the latest version of HWiNFO and I noticed a new reading titled "Intel PCH" and the temps are consistently quite high (65C ~ 73C) even when idling with the cores in the high 30's to low 40's. I did some searching but I couldn't find any mention of where the chipset is. Although the developer of HWiNFO has expressed doubts on the relevance/accuracy of the value reported, I'd still like to figure out if my chipset is overheating or isn't getting sufficient cooling.

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  2. radji

    radji Sanity = √-x

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    See the attached photo. Your PCH should be on the top side of the motherboard underneath all that black tape. It should be a little green square differently colored than the rest of the motherboard. I circled it in yellow so it would stand out more in the photo for you.
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  3. aznpos531

    aznpos531 Notebook Evangelist

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    Awesome! Thanks for that. +rep
    I'll have to tear it down and see what that's all about. I estimate it should be just beneath the keyboard.
     
  4. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    That's correct.
     
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