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Hey stranger.
Are you using the squirrel cage fan?This can knock 5-10c off nb temps.
A few of the M2N-sli dlx's running the x 4 9xx's have more trouble than the 32's,better/more heatpipes.
The vrms use thermal pads, but the nb/sb use TIM and can be replaced.It is probably pretty dry and crusty.



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biggrin.gif The Crosshair has been consuming most of my free time, but there will always be a special place in my heart for the M2N32.

Unfortunately I don't have the squirrel cage fan. And I know how import something like that can be.

But, now that you posted the picture of the heatsink assembly, I think I should pull it off and examine it. Is there any special handling needed to remove the heatsink?
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You will likely need to remove MB from case to release the pins.
Other than that be gentle.


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Actually I want to pull the board out anyway to visually inspect it. I still don't understand why PCI-E x16 slot 1 isn't behaving itself.

If the TIM is virtually non-functional, it's amazing the board hasn't self-destructed. Should replacing TIM for the NB and SB be considered standard maintenance for these boards? It's only what, 8 years now...?
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Lucky Se7ens
What bios are you using?
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Actually I want to pull the board out anyway to visually inspect it. I still don't understand why PCI-E x16 slot 1 isn't behaving itself.

If the TIM is virtually non-functional, it's amazing the board hasn't self-destructed. Should replacing TIM for the NB and SB be considered standard maintenance for these boards? It's only what, 8 years now...?

One of my 32's had a pci-e x 16 slot 1 fail.
After 8 yrs couldn't hurt biggrin.gif

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It never occurred to me honestly. I've had reason to swap the CPU a few times and this of course gets one a new TIM application.

I'll see about snapping a few pics of what I find. If anything, I know even AS5 will be better than what the board originally came with.

Perhaps folks here do this job and don't talk about it?

I am also aware Crosshair owners talk about reapplying TIM to the NB heatsink on that board. I have not done so only because I have an 80mm fan pointed right at the heatsink and in that case, the difference under load is as much as 30C. The more dedicated users install a waterblock on the NB/VRM area.
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It never occurred to me honestly. I've had reason to swap the CPU a few times and this of course gets one a new TIM application.

I'll see about snapping a few pics of what I find. If anything, I know even AS5 will be better than what the board originally came with.

Perhaps folks here do this job and don't talk about it?

I am also aware Crosshair owners talk about reapplying TIM to the NB heatsink on that board. I have not done so only because I have an 80mm fan pointed right at the heatsink and in that case, the difference under load is as much as 30C. The more dedicated users install a waterblock on the NB/VRM area.

iv done so before but only replaced the thermal pads 1 time normally i just clean them i used AC-MX4 for the NB but any thermal paste will do

maybe you should waterblock them biggrin.gif
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I replaced the TIM and the plastic retention clips with M3 screws on one M2N and one M2N32 board. The temperatures improved a bit as the stock TIM is rather thick. You need active cooling to really get the temperatures down though.
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iv done so before but only replaced the thermal pads 1 time normally i just clean them i used AC-MX4 for the NB but any thermal paste will do

maybe you should waterblock them biggrin.gif

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I replaced the TIM and the plastic retention clips with M3 screws on one M2N and one M2N32 board. The temperatures improved a bit as the stock TIM is rather thick. You need active cooling to really get the temperatures down though.

Looks more like a paste, right? And same stuff as the G50VT Asus laptop I operated on.

The mainboard is ready to be installed, but won't be until later tonight. Here are some interim pics. The first two show the state of the area, and if you've done this job it will look familiar. What's not said of course is all the cleaning that went into the effort, dust everywhere and caked on so that compressed air even has problems. The 3rd pic is everything reassembled.



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