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So my rig is turning into a gray and black build kinda by accident. I did this today.

Then managed to get these. I have 2 msi 660s that were going to be here tomorrow but looks like that delivery is getting rejected.

I had some luck today...
 
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I will send you a PM - tend to do a lot of shipping overseas to friends and aquantences lol... We do tend to be spoiled with spoiled with HW and and eBay finds in the US wink.gif

Thanks for the pm replied

Sometimes i wish i was still living in canada wouldnt be so damn hard to source stuff
Edited by Ka0sX - 9/20/12 at 4:56pm
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Just testing prime95 again with my new ram I notice now that the vrm heatsinks radiate way more heat now with those plates off.
 
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...I notice now that the vrm heatsinks radiate way more heat now with those plates off.

Which is why i was wondering, COULD it be possible that the decoration plates some how create a thermal flow thru for colder air to pass thru~ causing a hotter end thus the cooler end will suck in colder air? does that make sense? i can think it but not express into words...
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People using Avexir MSI Z77 MPOWER Optimized ram. Are they any good? Can you overclock them?
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Which is why i was wondering, COULD it be possible that the decoration plates some how create a thermal flow thru for colder air to pass thru~ causing a hotter end thus the cooler end will suck in colder air? does that make sense? i can think it but not express into words...
Almost the entire underside of the plates are covered in double sided tape so I doubt they helped anything.
 
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Almost the entire underside of the plates are covered in double sided tape so I doubt they helped anything.

one part of the sinks are exposed on one side, thus creating a 'cooler' side thus in someway creating some sort of suction thru the shield~ a way of moving air inside the shield
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Has anyone figured out how to overclock in offset mode on this board? It doesn't seem to like using C-states (C1E included) on manual voltage but if I set it to auto it goes way higher than I want it to be. I can't seem to find any kind of offset anywhere.

I wrote a review on newegg about this mobo and have mentioned that it doesn't support offset overclocking, msi responded to my review and confirmed that this board doesn't have that option. I don't consider this a real overclocking board without offset option, hack my friends $100 asrock mobo lets him overclock in offset mode.
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one part of the sinks are exposed on one side, thus creating a 'cooler' side thus in someway creating some sort of suction thru the shield~ a way of moving air inside the shield

There is no suction. That double sided tape is gooey and I really doubt it was doing anything for cooling but was more designed for ornamental reasons. If anything the plates may have actually created a blanket effect and with them off I think the heat sinks are free to dissipate heat easier and feel the cool breeze of a fan. Stick a beanie on your head and after a few minutes your head will warm up. Take the beanie off and your head will cool off easier. Also with the plates on the heat would not be felt as much to the touch because of that sticky tape insulating the heat sink.


With the plates on or off the heat sinks with that huge super pipe do a good job of cooling. Only reason I took the plate off was because I didn't care for the yellow stripe and I am not good at painting so I didn't want to take my chances at painting it and screwing them up. With a little bit of luck I think I could put my plate back on if needed. Right now I plan on running the heat sinks just like I have them.
Edited by SonDa5 - 9/20/12 at 8:01pm
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So my rig is turning into a gray and black build kinda by accident. I did this today.


How did you do that by accident?
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