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No it IS making contact when I remove the pad, and firmly enough I believe. The problem is that it is unstable in the geometrical meaning of the term, it oscillates roughly along the line between the push pins and is therefore only making contact with 2 chips at best at one time.
I checked the few available alternative mosfet coolers, and one of them does also use thermo pads (thermalright I think), and to me it makes sense because mb manufacturers can't really make sure each mosfet is exactly level, as opposed to a cpu which is a single piece.
However I didn't check if the heatsink itself was level.
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Hi,

I have just put together my system for a couple of months and I was hoping if someone can help me with an annoying problem. My hardware specs are 990XA-UD3 (obviously :-)), Phenom II X6 1055T, Palit GT520 1GB (not the fanless model), 2 x 4GB DDR3. OS is Debian 64 bit.

Basically what happens is that occasionally I get no video signal at bootup. Now, because I don't even get to the usual POST messages so I believe this is not OS-related. Usually after a reboot (not with RESET but a complete shutdown and restart) the video card can be detected. I have had no issues with an older GT8500 card. My question is: are there known compatibility issues of the 990XA-UD3 with the Palit GT520?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers,
Louis.
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Do these temps look normal? Core temps are significantly lower than CPU temp.



Speedfan temps show the same thing.

Running GA 970a-UD3 + Phenom II x4 840

Thanks
Edited by Butthungrymonkee - 10/19/11 at 3:06pm
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Do these temps look normal? Core temps are significantly lower than CPU temp.

...

Speedfan temps show the same thing.

Running GA 970a-UD3 + Phenom II x4 840

Thanks
nice temps, very good actually. Not abnormal to have core/socket temp diff of 10C. Please fill out your system specs in your User control panel.
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Cool, thanks...so I should be focusing on core temps right?
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Generally yes.

What for exactly? Overclocking? The 60-65Cish limit most Phenoms have refers to the Core temp. If you wanted to be extra safe and stop when the outside reaches that limit that's perfectly fine too.
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Geez, your hard drive temp seems really high by comparison

Just because i'm impressed: those are your idle max/mins right? no load on the system before the screenshot right? Right?
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I got my hands on an AMD FX-4100 today, having a lot of fun overclocking it, however....

This motherboard keeps throttling it under load

I've disabled all the standard power saving options (C1E, CnQ, C6) and disabled Hardware Thermal Control (the option which causes the throttling) and nothing changed, it still scales back under load.

For example

4500MHz OC, run Cinebench, the cores temporarily drop to 3.3GHz at random intervals during the test. Same with 4875MHz, except it only throttles to 4.1GHz

Is this yet another BIOS bug or have a missed an option in the BIOS? Very frustrating!

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Why have the same NB Model???

Anyone know if the latest BIOS from the 970A-UD3 can unlock cores???

Thanks.
Edited by PetGz - 10/20/11 at 2:38pm
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Because they have the same NB Model???

Anyone know if the latest BIOS from the 970A-UD3 can unlock cores???

Thanks.
Uh, I don't know about latest, but the first could, and I am pretty sure they didn't remove the feature.
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