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Okay,

An update.... Changing from the stock thermal pasted to AS5 made temps higher believe it or not. Ive reseated 5 times now and still gettign the same results laoding around 54c, or even higher when smp folding...... Im thinking it has alot to do with the way the HS touched the IHS.. I will continue with my plans of lapping the HS but After I get an after market. I'm still not positive this can be lapped successfully........
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Has anyone had a problem with the Voltage Regulators on the board blowing up after a certian voltage? I was reading on Legit Reviews that this board has faulty Voltage Regulators.
He went on to say in the forums:

http://forums.legitreviews.com/about22015.html
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I know a guy, Ton from Team Ironmods, who has killed 4 of these boards. Chew* from Xtremesystems has killed 1, and then we have this sample at LR that randomly blew up at a very safe voltage. Unfortunately it is the only decent AM3 board with 4 usable PCIe slots so they keep using them and keep killing them. Perhaps if you keep the voltages below 1.5v they won't blow up
From what I see at Xtremesystems, they like the board. No one has a board died on them at 1.45V, most of them are overclocking with ~1.55V without any problem. Sampsa killed the board with 1.75V: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...&postcount=622
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Just ordered my new motherboard from newegg.


Edited by ToxicAdam - 7/20/09 at 1:57pm
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Just ordered my new motherboard from newegg.
Wow! Nice. How come I didn't get the kitty with my board.
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Just ordered my new motherboard from newegg.

Nice man you will love it im sure of it!
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Wow! Nice. How come I didn't get the kitty with my board.
You were my referral, McDown.
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Nice man you will love it im sure of it!
Thanks. This board looks ridiculous
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Thanks. This board looks ridiculous
Thats one reason why I went with it
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I've almost read this whole thread, and i've come to the conclusion that this board is nuts!

I just have a few questions before i go and buy anything, and i figured i'd ask it here cause im too lazy to look for it.

How many sata ports does it have?
Whats with the 4 PCIe 16x ports? are they 16x?
Can you plug in 4 graphics cards?? <drools>
Any known problems?
I noticed when you started talking about OCing the ram etc, you said the timings, i dont quite understand this, can someone post a link to explain what it all means, or in general, is it better to have lower or higher timings?

Many appreciated, XAnarchy
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Whats with the 4 PCIe 16x ports? are they 16x?
Can you plug in 4 graphics cards?? <drools>
Yes. Four PCI Express X16 slots. Slot configurations: Dual CrossFire (16X+16X), Quad CrossFire (8X+8X+8X+8X)
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