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Here's a tip for all those folks who own this mobo and are thinking about using this cooler on their SB. As previously reported by Robilar et al, you have to cut off one of the mounting screws so it will fit under the gpu cooling unit on a 8800 GTX. I read this while waiting for my parts to arrive and completely gapped and forgot about having to cut the screw short and because my hacksaw is stored in parts unknown I had to come up with another solution. It's really quite simple, just reverse the orientation of the screw and standoffs! It's best to do this with another set of hands available, I managed to do it myself but it's a tad tricky to line it all up. What I did was pass the screw through the mounting bracket so the screwhead is up top not underneath as shown in the instructions. Then simply screw on one of the standoffs until there's enough thread showing so that it's visible on the underside of the mobo. Then lastly add the second standoff under the mobo to complete a full reversal of the original setup. One Caveat to this to make sure that the screw does not come out of the bottom of the bottom standoff, if it contacts the mounting plate in your case, trouble city. I checked the standoffs in my case and saw that they were longer than the ones supplied with the Tt Extreme, I also made sure that none of the screw appeared just to be safe.

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Here's a tip for all those folks who own this mobo and are thinking about using this cooler on their SB. As previously reported by Robilar et al, you have to cut off one of the mounting screws so it will fit under the gpu cooling unit on a 8800 GTX. I read this while waiting for my parts to arrive and completely gapped and forgot about having to cut the screw short and because my hacksaw is stored in parts unknown I had to come up with another solution. It's really quite simple, just reverse the orientation of the screw and standoffs! It's best to do this with another set of hands available, I managed to do it myself but it's a tad tricky to line it all up. What I did was pass the screw through the mounting bracket so the screwhead is up top not underneath as shown in the instructions. Then simply screw on one of the standoffs until there's enough thread showing so that it's visible on the underside of the mobo. Then lastly add the second standoff under the mobo to complete a full reversal of the original setup. One Caveat to this to make sure that the screw does not come out of the bottom of the bottom standoff, if it contacts the mounting plate in your case, trouble city. I checked the standoffs in my case and saw that they were longer than the ones supplied with the Tt Extreme, I also made sure that none of the screw appeared just to be safe.

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Pictures? Not quite sure what you are describing.
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I apologize for being lazy, but there are 10 new pages since I left on vacation and I am busy as crap... can someone please tell me if I should flash to 1201? any cool stuff added with the update?
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I'm running 1201 without issues. Other than increased compatibility with the new cpu's due out, I have no idea if it makes a difference yet. Seems very stable though.
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The Thermaltake Extreme Spirit fixed ( still very hot) on mine mobo and placed 80mm Zalman fan at left side blowing between Nb mem.
Just barely passed 389fsb, I am out of options set mine goal to lower GHz en better mem timings.
Orthos 3min 49sec 9x 389 Vcore 1.56250
I hoop Bios 1201 will reveal the light to me, I am praying to Oc god’s pleas give my 400fsb
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Originally Posted by Anubis_offline View Post
The Thermaltake Extreme Spirit fixed ( still very hot) on mine mobo and placed 80mm Zalman fan at left side blowing between Nb mem.
Just barely passed 389fsb, I am out of options set mine goal to lower GHz en better mem timings.
Orthos 3min 49sec 9x 389 Vcore 1.56250
I hoop Bios 1201 will reveal the light to me, I am praying to Oc god’s pleas give my 400fsb
To be honest Anubis_Offline it sounds like your CPU isn't a great stepping, this mobo does 400Mhz FSB on the Core 2 Duo's without the need of aftermarket cooling. i should know, i was running my E6600 @ 3.6Ghz. I think it's your CPU that's the issue here my friend.
 
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so you went with the Spirit for your NB Anubis.... but you say it runs hot?
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Also, the Zalman 9500 is not the best choice for dual core overclocking. I had good results with the zalman 9700 and even better with my new thermalright.

The zalman 9500 is designed for moderate overclocking with low noise. You will need a better cooler if you want to go higher.
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good point Robilar, and thank you for the post about 1201... I'll catch up w/you guys later.

About 1201... if it is meant to increase compatibility with CPUs... then there is a slim to non-existent chance that it might allow for higher FSBs with Quads... any word on that yet? I doubt anyone other than you and Alex are running 1201 yet hahha but if you see anyone with Quads on this board ask 'em what BIOS.... I will do the same
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good point Robilar, and thank you for the post about 1201... I'll catch up w/you guys later.

About 1201... if it is meant to increase compatibility with CPUs... then there is a slim to non-existent chance that it might allow for higher FSBs with Quads... any word on that yet? I doubt anyone other than you and Alex are running 1201 yet hahha but if you see anyone with Quads on this board ask 'em what BIOS.... I will do the same
What am i invisible? lol I have been testing my board with a Quad, and Bios 1201 does nothing regarding FSB for them....still the same limititation of around 1400 (QDR) MAX.
 
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