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post #2051 of 3633
How did you manage to get the Heasinks, yellow mpower covers off? Did they easily come off, or did you have to remove them by force?
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post #2052 of 3633
Were those removed by force? or easily?
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post #2053 of 3633
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Originally Posted by alextheguy View Post

Can anyone tell me why i keep getting constant BSOD, whenever i try to restart or shut down PC...bsod code: f4 with adress:ntoskrnl.exe+9235c
ty for help

Need the rest of the string of parameters really. 0x000000F4 (Parameter1, Parameter2, Parameter3, Parameter4) for example. Also what the error at the top of the screen says.

It might be something to do with this seeing as you're getting it on shutdown or restart

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330100

Need more info so people can troubleshoot it better.

Edit: is the error CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION ?
Edited by TheDoctor46 - 2/11/13 at 12:37am
post #2054 of 3633
I'm about to purchase a mpower and a corsair h100i, I was wondering if i purchased aftermarket four pin fans if I can control the fans with the msi software
post #2055 of 3633
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I'm about to purchase a mpower and a corsair h100i, I was wondering if i purchased aftermarket four pin fans if I can control the fans with the msi software

If the fans you are buying are PWM fans. Then yes.
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If the fans you are buying are PWM fans. Then yes.
whats a good PWM fan? I'd like to stick to something black or white
post #2057 of 3633
Im hoping I can pick up an Mpower board this saturday (payday)...can anyone break down the pros and cons right quick for me? I will be running it with an I5 3570k. also what ram do you recommend for this board? is corsair vengeance ok?
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Im hoping I can pick up an Mpower board this saturday (payday)...can anyone break down the pros and cons right quick for me? I will be running it with an I5 3570k. also what ram do you recommend for this board? is corsair vengeance ok?

I am running Corsair Vengeance (CML16GX3M2A1600C9) and it is running just fine. If you want to overclock the ram i suggest you look for other sticks. These don't overclock very well.
post #2059 of 3633
Pros
1) Awesome color Scheme
2) fully loaded with great options, such as bluetooth, wireless, cmos reset button.
3) To me, the best OC I've used at this price point with no false readouts on voltage. On past boards to get a 4.4 OC I had to hit 1.3+. Now I can just leave it on auto voltage. With a 4.5 OC on past boards i had to get damn near 1.40v this one 1.245. Yes I do have 100% LLC and yes I used 100% LLC on my past boards.
4) Able to use all sorts of RAm clocks all the way up to 2600
5) onboard reset, power on/off, and temp/diagnostic read out
6) great forum support on OCN

Cons
1) Bios is not beginner friendly and can be complicated to use. But once figured out the rewards are great.
2) Picky Picky Picky about correct voltage settings on RAM, wrong settings can lead to boot cycle in turn leading to CMOS reset.
3) 6 pin auxiliary power on mobo.
4) NO OFF-SET +/-

overall i like the board, i don't love it, but i do like it better than my old Sabertooth. Thats not to say I haven't ran into issues that make me want to throw it out the window every now and then but all in all i am happy with my purchase. I will say that if you are a beginer to UEFI Bios this one will be a little tough to figure out. This is a little harder to understand than Asus, Gigabytes, and Asrocks Bios. Reading through the forums, and i've been an owner since about post 100 I do believe, the main issue has been translating the bios, navigating the bios, and understanding how to get a stable OC.

My only gripe with the board is the BSODs that I get. Some of them are things I've done but soem of them are things that seem to be the boards issue. Anyway, I don't regret my purchase and will be using this board for a long time. I suggest reading some reviews on the board, Guru3d and HardOCp have some good ones. those might help you make your choice. At this price point this board can't be beat in my opinion
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I've been happy with the board but it has thrown me for a couple loops that took a while to figure out (and I have a feeling others have RMAd it because of these issues vice fighting it for hours like I'm willing to do). I did something in the BIOS at some point that made it so the setup wouldnt POST. I tried clearing the CMOS, unplugging the power, removing hardware, and various other methods but nothing worked. I pulled the CMOS battery and had the same issues (no POST). I ended up plugging the HDMI cable into the motherboard and got it to POST and boot into Windows. I rebooted, entered BIOS, and selected the defaults and was able to get it to work properly using my discrete video card after that. I have no idea why clearing the CMOS didnt work or the removal of the battery for that matter but it didnt help.

The other issue that really turned me off is that my flashed 6950s flat out will not work on this board. No matter how I run them, they will not work on the secondary BIOS (of the video card) with anything changed from the default BIOS. I contacted MSI support and they shot me a BETA BIOS to try but that didnt work. After that initial attempt to correct the problem (received the BIOS in less than 24 hours after contacting them), they threw in the towel and sent me a message that they wouldnt be able to fix the issue (meanwhile, Asus released a BIOS that corrected the problem with their Z77 boards). That was disappointing to say the least as the cards still perform very well with the 6970 BIOS (or with just the shader unlock).

That ordeal lead to me purchasing a 7970. The performance of the single 7970 was just about identical to my 6950s in Crossfire. It took a digger a couple days later and I decided the only way to get a performance increase was to go with another dual GPU configuration. Today I ordered a pair of 670s and I'll post my results when the arrive.

I've been a long time MSI user but my last 2 boards have been pretty finicky. Up until December, I was running an MSI 890FXA GD70 with an 1100t and it was quirky as well. If you're willing to tinker with it, you wont need to RMA it as they leave the shop tested. I'm reasonable certain that the RMAs listed in this thread could have been corrected if the user had the requisite knowledge to effectively troubleshoot the problems. Oh, one other thing. Check the pins before you install your CPU! I'm almost positive I had a bent pin out of the box and it through me for a loop for half a day troubleshooting why only 2 of my memory banks would work (pictures posted in this thread). I was able to correct that issue and I couldnt be happier with the performance now.

The user above seems to have better luck with voltage than me. To get remotely accurate CPU voltage, I had to use 100% vdroop offset. I'm .01v off with the 100% offset but it's close at least. The motherboard offers everything I wanted without an fluff that I wouldnt use.
Edited by madweazl - 2/12/13 at 4:06am
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