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I'm going to order a mips block today, I can't take the noise of the xfan anymore. On mips site it says "Recommendation: For protection of the Southbridge and LSI controller we recommend to order one protective pad MCH0352 for each chip!"
I can't find any info about these at all anywhere, Chris did you use these on your board?

I imagine they are semi rigid pads that just reduce heat transfer and protect the edges of the die which seem unnecessary for a careful installer like myself but I figured it was best to ask before ordering in case I'm missing something.
Thanks
post #352 of 1199
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Originally Posted by magnus333 View Post

I'm going to order a mips block today, I can't take the noise of the xfan anymore. On mips site it says "Recommendation: For protection of the Southbridge and LSI controller we recommend to order one protective pad MCH0352 for each chip!"
I can't find any info about these at all anywhere, Chris did you use these on your board?
I imagine they are semi rigid pads that just reduce heat transfer and protect the edges of the die which seem unnecessary for a careful installer like myself but I figured it was best to ask before ordering in case I'm missing something.
Thanks

the pads are designed to INCREASE heat transfer....not reduce it. I just used paste....which was the recommended method when I talked to them about it. Perhaps they have had some issues and now recommend pads?
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Did you run the command with an elevated CMD (right click + shift + runas admin)? I can't think of anything else besides elevated CMD if your BIOS is up to date. I did it in Windows elevated CMD as well.
I ran the sas2flash tool from the "sas2flash_win_x64_rel" folder.
Interestingly I got "No Controller Found" when I launched LSI MGM couple times. A reboot usually fixes the issue. It happened 3 to 5 times so far. Device manager did not show the device when it happened. It is the reason why I want to keep the LSI BIOS & Firmware up to date to determine if the issue will recur.
I don't want to scare you but it does not sound right if the LSI device randomly goes missing during boot - assuming sometimes you see the LSI BIOS screen and sometimes you don't based on your description. Again, I had it happened couple times with the "No Controller Found" message upon launching LSI MGM. (I did not enable the LSI Boot option) Will have to keep an eye on it.
Do you have any OC enabled? I would take off all the OC settings to see how things would run with stock settings. I hope you do not need to get a new board..... good luck!

Well - the LSI BIOS screen stopped appearing for good - I had it a couple of times showing up but during the "initializing /" process the cursor seemed to go "home" - to the front of that line and kept flashing there indefinitely - nothing mode happened.

Probably the board got somehow damaged - and since the LSI controller is beneath the SB FAN/Cooler I assume perhaps it got somehow overheated - although it's strange since I got the SB fan running at the default bios settings.

Also tried to flash the UEFI with different versions of the bios from 1.40 to 2.20 but nothing changes this no LSI bios screen issue. I think I'm gonna sent the board back to retailer on warranty

This is the second Asrock X79 board i got that is faulty - previously Extreme9 didn't even go to POST right out the box (DOA). I starting to think Asrock components used with those boards are not so top quality as they claim - or the design is somewhat faulty.

I think I gona go for a separate LSI Raid controller - a true hardware raid - like this:

http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9271-8i.aspx

Its got all the RAID levels including RAID 5 - and it's not just a ****ty HBA like on those boards - that's not ever working properly.
Edited by Owee - 1/9/13 at 2:17pm
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the pads are designed to INCREASE heat transfer....not reduce it. I just used paste....which was the recommended method when I talked to them about it. Perhaps they have had some issues and now recommend pads?
I've never heard of a thermal pad that increases heat transfer anywhere even close to what thermal paste is capable of increasing it by.
From the wording "protect" I assumed they meant from damaging the chip from improper installation, not protection from ones own idiocy by way of not applying a thermal transfer agent.

Anyway, order submitted, thanks for the help!
post #355 of 1199
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Well - the LSI BIOS screen stopped appearing for good - I had it a couple of times showing up but during the "initializing /" process the cursor seemed to go "home" - to the front of that line and kept flashing there indefinitely - nothing mode happened.

Probably the board got somehow damaged - and since the LSI controller is beneath the SB FAN/Cooler I assume perhaps it got somehow overheated - although it's strange since I got the SB fan running at the default bios settings.

Also tried to flash the UEFI with different versions of the bios from 1.40 to 2.20 but nothing changes this no LSI bios screen issue. I think I'm gonna sent the board back to retailer on warranty

This is the second Asrock X79 board i got that is faulty - previously Extreme9 didn't even go to POST right out the box (DOA). I starting to think Asrock components used with those boards are not so top quality as they claim - or the design is somewhat faulty.

I think I gona go for a separate LSI Raid controller - a true hardware raid - like this:

http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9271-8i.aspx

Its got all the RAID levels including RAID 5 - and it's not just a ****ty HBA like on those boards - that's not ever working properly.

Going for the 9271-8i might not be a bad idea but the "Optional CacheVault™ Module (LSICVM01)" is what adds up to the total cost. Someone correct me if I"m wrong, based on the research I had done on the LSI RAID cards, you will need the cachevault to allow good RAID5 performance, otherwise 4K read/write will suffer big time with RAID5.

It is why I picked the Extreme 11 at the end as i don't want to spend a good $800 on the 9260 w/ Cachvault:
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=63427&vpn=LSI00283&manufacture=LSI

At the end of the day I use the LSI ports for deep end storage in RAID10.

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Does anyone know if it is normal thing that Windows 8 would show 5.46GHz when I had 4.2GHz OC profile enforced in BIOS? I had the Intel Turbo Boost enabled... have to play with the settings to see if it would make any difference. Throwing it out there to see if there is any quick answer.



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It's normal. I read in the other forum that Windows 8 sometime unable to report correct CPU frequency.
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It's normal. I read in the other forum that Windows 8 sometime unable to report correct CPU frequency.

Thanks for the info Kizwan. It makes me feel good when i see 5.5GHz in Task Manager! LoL Wondering if this is a Microsoft trick to make Windows 8 users feel good rolleyes.gif
    
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the pads are designed to INCREASE heat transfer....not reduce it. I just used paste....which was the recommended method when I talked to them about it. Perhaps they have had some issues and now recommend pads?

I second what Chris has said, Michael from MIPS recommended I use non conductive thermal paste (I used some noctua NH1), This was after I used some articlean thermal remover to get rid of every trace of dirt, oil and thermal material.

I haven t had a single issue with temps and I've been pushing the rig very hard over the last week or more. (4.5 to 5ghz 3930k, 1600 to 1866mhz low latency ram in all 8 slots and overclocked quad sli 680gtx's). This included running 3dmark and prime / lynx blend tests for days at a time.

I have a theory on their new recommendation to use thermal pads, and it has more to do with the uninformed using conductive thermal paste and then blaming mips for their dead motherboard, rather than lowering temps.
Edited by soth - 1/13/13 at 1:22am
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HEY GUYS! I HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL THE FIRST MONTH OF THIS NEW YEAR. ^_^.

JUST CHECKED THE ASROCK WEBSITE AND THEY ''FINALLY'' RELEASED AN UPDATE TO THE '' ATXU '' SOFTWARE WHICH FIXES THE PRLEMS PEOPLE BEEN HAVING WITH RUNNING THE SOFTWARE. applaud.gif WOW! FINALLY!! TO BE HONEST WAS NOT SURE IF ASROCK WAS GOING TO RELASE AN UPDATE TO THE PROBLEM! OH WELL...... NICE WAY FOR ASROCK TO START OFF THE NEW YEAR 2013!! specool.gif LET THE AEWSOME OVERKILL PC BUILDING CONTINUE devil.gifdevil.gifdevil-smiley-019.gifdrool.gif !!

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERBODY!

PS.. OH YES JUST A LITTLE UPDATE TO MY PERSONAL BUILD.... AM NOW RUNNING 2 EVGA GTX 680's IN SLI AT THE MOMENT. THE CARDS SEEM TO BE RAISING IN PRICE ON NEW EGG AMAZON ETC.. SOME TIME THEY ARE LOWERED. EAITHER WAY NOW THEY ARE ABOUT $600 PER CARD! CRAZY drool.gif...... HOPING NVIDIA RELEASES THE GTX 700 SERIES THIS YEAR BEFORE OR AFTER THE NEW X79 CPU COMES OUT THIS YEAR. thumb.gif

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