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I forgot to mention that I had the arsenal out on the tailgate when the UPS Lady arrives in the big brown truck with a parcel from Performance-PC. Lights, Fans (W/lights) and a Lian Li Mobo Tray to replace the one I cannabalized from Luminus. So I have some fun modding ahead as I get to restore one case, and Deify another. Gonna underlight the mobo tray. No sense in underlighting the mobo because it's covered in neoprene...

The mobo tray is sweet--now I can mount the cards down properly.

About the BIOS thing...well I managed to get into BIOS and I navigated to HW Monitor and checked the temps and was getting 30 C on the mobo and 236 on the CPU which if I back calculate from 255 (just a theory) I get -19 which is not enough for super conductivity...

And then the BIOS foze up. So I reset and rebooted and hit del when prompted and got the black screen with the blinking cursor....

I reset rebooted and can boot XP dandy...just now more BIOS...unless I shut down, shut off, pull the battery, wait a few minutes for the Phase to reset, pop in the battery reboot.

Heh...this could take a while...

Which is why modding is so ooooooh much fun.
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lol go shoot something. I've never seen guns....shoot? lol
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Okay...

I only got into BIOS one time actually. and it froze. I powered down, discharged the PSU and yanked the battery fro ten minutes and popped it back in and got the Phase up and still no BIOS.

I can see this is going no whre so I will get back to modifying ICE with another switch (just received) for the reset on themobo. Apparently I will be needing it a lot.

The mobo tray is very nice. I have to modify it of course..extend the stand offs and some other trickery--I want to make it easy to pull.
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What are the temps like now?
And yes go shoot something...
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It was saved for but a moment
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You should have shot it and stuck it up on youtube rofl!!
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Is your sig right for that rig...you're using the MSI board?!
I got some BIOS for that a$$...w7125 right?
I got something that will blow ya mind homie...want mine?
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Originally Posted by RaZzY View Post
You should have shot it and stuck it up on youtube rofl!!
After the UPS lady drove off and before my wife got back from shopping a small window of opportunity remained for some mischief...

Well I got a cardboard box and soaked it with gas and put a water bottle half filled with some gas in the box--and the plan was to shoot the mobo and have it appear to burst into flames. Well I wanted to test that theory so I lit the box and shot the bottle and the box went out! The Bottle popped into the air and landed in the leaf strewn grass up on the bank--luckily not on fire...

Not exactly what I had planned but at least it was not catastrophic.

So I went over and lit the gas soaked box and shot that for a while until it fell apart. Got that on tape for your amusement...not exactly as exciting as I had hoped.

Then just to keep the ball rolling I dug up a dead mobo from Crunch (1.1) and shot that a couple of times. Again not too exciting.

Anyway I have shutdown ICE and am in the process of pulling the board and setting it in the growing pile...

I now can strip out the guts and mount the switches properly and stuff like that which will require drilling and metal shavings..

Mobo tray...Red fans...red lights..glowing (red) white-sheathed SATA cables...heh..can't wait.
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post #149 of 521
I, like you, am in need of some extensions on that Lian-Li tray. It's awful trying to fit my board in after the insulation + retention bracket for the screws. I am working on a solution that will hopefully solve some of those issues, but I need another motherboard tray, and will end up using longer standoffs...The ones in the Li are smaller than the ones in the P180! I will probably extend the standoffs to at least 1/2", if not 3/4" if I can get my paws on another tray.

Have you tried Clockgen with the MSI? Most nF4 boards work with it.

Glad my trick worked...For 1 time :\\
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Man I used Vaseline and everything on this board...but it was the old yank the battery trick that saved an innocent mobo from the firing squad.
Taken out of context - or even with context - that's a disturbing statement.
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