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well, i just cut off those little feet things down flat to the inner side of the plastic thing...

Seems to fit better now... the HSF still sits snug, so i don't think i cut off to much.
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I ran an antec trupowerII on this board for the longest time no sweat. As for the 4 pin thing, I didn't have that problem, but I'll sub this thread to see if there's any suggestions I can grant ya in the future.

OH, and the board is wacko with auto ram timings. You practically have to contact customer support for your ram to get specific timings for your sticks or you will have nothing but problems.
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I ran an antec trupowerII on this board for the longest time no sweat. As for the 4 pin thing, I didn't have that problem, but I'll sub this thread to see if there's any suggestions I can grant ya in the future.

OH, and the board is wacko with auto ram timings. You practically have to contact customer support for your ram to get specific timings for your sticks or you will have nothing but problems.
RAM is very tricky on this Mobo, but once it's nailed down they run very very well.

I first used an Enermax 460 Watt PSU with this. The issue I had was when I would OC the 8800GT. It simply ran out of juice, but a very good PSU none the less. I switched to my current 600 Watt PSU and haven't had any issue what so ever.

Installing the Expert is the hardest part. You will continue to get the red lights until you get some RAM it likes. G.Skill,Corsair,Ultra XL's and Mushkin are some brands I know that work well with the Expert. Once the correct hardware are installed getting the Mobo to post is a whole other issue. It took me 4 hours to get it to post. I eventfully had to pop the battery out for a few seconds to get the Mobo to reset to factory defaults before I started to see any results. Best to use one stick of RAM and one vidcard to start.
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Hmm, sorry to reply back late, but my attention had been diverted elsewhere.

I've made a visual comparison, and the IHS is not quite exactly the same height as the bumps on the corners of the HSF retention module. The bumps are taller by maybe a millimeter or so (estimated). I really wish I had my engineer's straightedge and my digital camera so I can show you exactly what the difference is.
    
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post #25 of 35
It ain't rocket science, so here's a MacGyver solution:

The actual difference between the "bumps" and the IHS is 1mm.

Standard CC = 1mm in thickness. Drill a 13/64th hole in an expired CC(hopefully)
then fit CC over "bump" and file down to CC.

Here's the best I could do with a crappy 2MP Kodak.



  
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post #26 of 35
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^^ lawl

Like i was saying, i just cut those 4 little tabs off flat to the rest of the plate. Works fine.

Also, i got my ram in the mail today!! It is a 1gb kit (2 x 512) of Geil ONE multi spec. This ram is insane. It will run at DDR400 cas1.5 all the way up to DDR600cas3. Insane ram...

With this ram installed in the expert, and using the same power supply mentioned above, i have the motherboard posting. I did go into the bios and manually set generous memory timings, so i know the ram will work. I am installing windows on the machine now, and will update with results...

Still in the market for a new PSU. Check out my FS thead here. It mentions what i'm looking for...
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Glad to hear that Geil One's working out for that Expert!

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Once the correct hardware are installed getting the Mobo to post is a whole other issue. It took me 4 hours to get it to post. I eventfully had to pop the battery out for a few seconds to get the Mobo to reset to factory defaults before I started to see any results. Best to use one stick of RAM and one vidcard to start.
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Posting?
When I finally got ram, I popped the ram in and it booted up first shot

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Well, I didn't exactly just throw the ram in and go....first I threw everything together as it had been sitting for 2 months practically. The DFI was sitting in it's anti-static bag with the battery out for that entire time, with the CMOS jumper set to clear (Told to do one, then told to do the other...so I did both...)

So far, I haven't played with any of the ram timings at all, the stock timings on the XMS seems to work for now. When I get my fans however, the overclocking shall commence.
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It's a good thing! Cause MacGyver is nothing but win

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Posting?
When I finally got ram, I popped the ram in and it booted up first shot

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Well, I didn't exactly just throw the ram in and go....first I threw everything together as it had been sitting for 2 months practically. The DFI was sitting in it's anti-static bag with the battery out for that entire time, with the CMOS jumper set to clear (Told to do one, then told to do the other...so I did both...)

So far, I haven't played with any of the ram timings at all, the stock timings on the XMS seems to work for now. When I get my fans however, the overclocking shall commence.
I left all the sub-timing on auto becuase you really have to know your RAM before changing them. I still really haven't messed with them yet.
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