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post #11 of 90
I'm guessing all manufacturers get a sample CPU before to play with when making new motherboard. What this means is that MSI found intel were still using TIM(although not cheaper quality) between the chips and that heat will continue to be an effecting factor in Haswell refresh lineup, hence why they decided to go with offering the fittings. Disappointing if this turns out to be the case.
    
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post #12 of 90
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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

As Cheap as the fitting looks it may just come standard with all the motherboards with a warning of not to use it unless you realize you are voiding your warranty on your Processor.

My Motto is: If it ain't broke, Take it apart and make it better.


I am buying this shirt as we speak. LOVE IT

My work will hate me when I walk in with it (Authorized service provider) LOL
    
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Nice!
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Wouldn't this be a bad sign?

If the IHS performs as good as SB, wouldn't it need to be soldered? If that's so, why would they need this feature?
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The funniest part is, that it may not be needed when Devil's Canyon arrives.

pretty sure MSI wouldn't do this without having a little R&D time with the chip!!!
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The funniest part is, that it may not be needed when Devil's Canyon arrives.

No the funniest part is that doing this on Devil's Canyon will likely break the chip since it's supposed to be soldered.

Still useful for older 4770Ks I guess. And the i5 might still get the same thermal paste we don't really know yet.
 
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post #17 of 90
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No the funniest part is that doing this on Devil's Canyon will likely break the chip since it's supposed to be soldered.

Still useful for older 4770Ks I guess. And the i5 might still get the same thermal paste we don't really know yet.

I didn't think 4th Gen was supported on Z97?
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post #18 of 90
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I didn't think 4th Gen was supported on Z97?

New chips will probably require Z97 (and wont work on Z87) but current chips do work on Z97 as well:


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post #19 of 90
Ah, that makes sense then. Nothing much to worry about for now.
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post #20 of 90
that is awesome MSI, major props on that. May make my next non 8 core mobo purchase a Xpower over a maximus 7 extreme.
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