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Yeah so Asus has had problems in the past with chipset fans so they went to heatpipe, fanless designs, which was supposed to fix everything right? wrong!

I just got the P5W DH Deluxe yesterday for my friend's build and went to put it in the case and wouldn't you know it, but the southbridge chipset heatsink wasn't even attached. They never pushed the pins through the mobo, and just had it sitting there held on only by the thermal material that they used. Which, btw, was WAY TOO MUCH!!! it seriously took a half hour to get it all off using Arcti Clean, and that stuff practically eats away thermal material!

so yeah, just thought I'd complain about Asus' quality control and throw a warning out to everyone to doublecheck things like this
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Thats really too bad, if they are not carful they will easily get overthrown.
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
Yeah so Asus has had problems in the past with chipset fans so they went to heatpipe, fanless designs, which was supposed to fix everything right? wrong!

I just got the P5W DH Deluxe yesterday for my friend's build and went to put it in the case and wouldn't you know it, but the southbridge chipset heatsink wasn't even attached. They never pushed the pins through the mobo, and just had it sitting there held on only by the thermal material that they used. Which, btw, was WAY TOO MUCH!!! it seriously took a half hour to get it all off using Arcti Clean, and that stuff practically eats away thermal material!

so yeah, just thought I'd complain about Asus' quality control and throw a warning out to everyone to doublecheck things like this
I took someones advice from OCN early on. New mother board = Automatically take of all heatsinks, clean them and re apply with AS5 or equivalent. That was you can also verify everything is seated properly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
I took someones advice from OCN early on. New mother board = Automatically take of all heatsinks, clean them and re apply with AS5 or equivalent. That was you can also verify everything is seated properly.

Good advise....
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Now that Asus and Gigabyte are partners its going to be hard to dictate to them
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Agreed. We take so much care of the CPU, despising the stock thermal goop, but not many handle the cooling on the mobo with such care, while they should!

New mobo = new thermal paste under all the heatsinks!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Agreed. We take so much care of the CPU, despising the stock thermal goop, but not many handle the cooling on the mobo with such care, while they should!

New mobo = new thermal paste under all the heatsinks!
except the power regulators

dont even think to put as5 on them
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True.. sorry ... LOL
I keep forgetting they slap heatsinks on those things also. SEems like ASUS wants a heatsink on everything

I have a board with a nice, naked southbridge even... LOL
    
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