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looks like the accelero s1
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post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
The MSI techs said the P45 chipset runs 10 degress hotter then the p35. So maybe its a good thing this has a huge cooler.
I don't know, P35 never ran really hot. Couldn't they just have thrown a little fan on the NB?
Who knows, maybe we'll find out the board will do 600+ FSB
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post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
The MSI techs said the P45 chipset runs 10 degress hotter then the p35. So maybe its a good thing this has a huge cooler.
Really? I thought it was supposed to be a 65nm process compared to the X38/48. How much crap did they stuff in here
post #34 of 52
Wow, sci-fi stuff lol. Should extend heat pipes all around to cool GPU and CPU at the same time
post #35 of 52
they should rename it to the Gigabyte All the Colours of the Rainbow P45...

i cant really see the point in that cooling - especially if it is 65nm like X48...
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Really? I thought it was supposed to be a 65nm process compared to the X38/48. How much crap did they stuff in here
Yep. Read this.


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Interestingly, MSI's engineers told us that, despite being a smaller physical size, the P45 northbridge is around 10 degrees hotter than the P35 northbridge. As a result, MSI have reinvented the elaborate northbridge cooler again with the monster fitted to this particular board. It features five individual heatpipes that all run out to independent arrays of fins.

Source.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...e_780a_mobos/1
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I LIKE IT!

I wish the 780i had something similar, maybe then it wouldn't be an inefficient slab of crap hanging off my board. Oh, with the added bonus of no ridiculously loud fan sitting on it.
    
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they should rename it to the Gigabyte All the Colours of the Rainbow P45...

i cant really see the point in that cooling - especially if it is 65nm like X48...
X48 is 90 nm actually.

@ chris, Wow, the NB cooler on the MSI board is so badass, i wants me one.
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post #39 of 52
I think its about time Intel and nVidia start looking into making cooler, more energy efficient chipsets. Like AMD has with their 9w power usage.
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post #40 of 52
Holy cow. These P45 must run hot if all the companies are increasing cooling on the NB.
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