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Originally Posted by Matas;13961022 
NB radiator is definitely the hottest after PC usage. Sadly, to clear TMPIN2 things out, I can't put directly airflow to it, because my big Xigmatek blocks the way.
xd_1771 -> you are an old-timer in VRM section:) in your opinion what is critical temp for mosfets?

If the VRM is properly made (proper high power mosfets used) it should deliver the same AMPs at 100 Celsius as at 25 Celsius.They should be able to not burn even at 125 Celsius with some reduction in AMP output (unless the MOBO enters at a lower temp in thermal protection and it shuts down your PC).
   
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I used a small "X" TIM pattern on my NH-D14 and it provides a great spread, though this is with Arctic MX-3.

Matas: Ideally they should be the same temp as the CPU at load, but can be higher, i.e. up into the 80s C, while still being safe. However, it may depend entirely on the MOSFETs being used (i.e. what brand, Infineon or NIKOS) in terms of thermal resistance before frying anything. As aforementioned by Dromihetes, if it works even at 125C, that's okay, but at 125C they're likely going to fry the motherboard PCB or other surrounding components not meant for such temperatures.
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Ordered the GA-990XA-UD3 should be here tomorrow biggrin.gif
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putting mine in friday. waiting on my new case...... totally revamped my rig. so nice, but i'm so broke. somebody start an owners club quick !!
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Found these voltages in BIOS (which I don't know what they are doing):
CPU PLL
DDR VTT
NB/PCIe/PLL voltage?
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Installed mine last night.. BAM! Worked right out of the box! Now gotta learn OC'ing.
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So is there anymore an unlocking core feature or ... ?!
   
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Ahem.... forgive me for stealing the show, for this is something I now have in the works... whistle.gif
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Woot will be purchasing this for next budget xfire build after BD hits!
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I sense that this is going to be one amazing board for the price indeed smile.gif
Once the price drops below $150 frown.gif

EDIT: Found it on Amazon [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-990X-SB950-Motherboard-GA-990XA-UD3/dp/B0055QYKQ4/"]for $140[/ame]!!! eek.gif (Click on "2 new from $139.99) SHIPPED
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/22/11 at 5:07pm
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