To that, can anyone measure the EXACT bolt spacing for the MOSFETs for me? I don't want to strip my board out of the case just to measure the MOSFETs bolt spacing (MSI didn't have that info, go figure! ). And if someone can, would you mind also measuring the bolt-spacing for the NB as well, I just want to make sure that what I purchase is going to be fine as far as fitment goes.
There are several MOSFET water blocks that are 'generic', varying by the bolt spacing, so I just need to know which one to purchase.
@Rewind... -- good to know the board is liquid proof! Glad it didn't fry on you!
If you can tell me how to measure it i am actually taking my NB/Mosfet sink off now to replace the TIM...hoping to get the temps down ...i don't guess there is any magical way to measure it and i don't know if i have any measuring tools on me
On another note i just took mine off and the stock TIM looks looks like bubble gum...there was TIM all around the NB chip itself yet almost none was on the core of the NB...cleaning the TIM off now and installing AS5
Edit: Ok from what i can tell there has been a big drop in temps...i am adding .09v to my northbridge voltage so it will be comparable to a screenshot i took last night...for the record i am actually stable at around 1.30v i believe
Anyways i am going to do 50 runs of IBT which is what i had ran last night when i took the stock TIM screenshot and the NB temps where topping out at around 60C...keep in mind though my ambient temps where lower at the time
After 5 mins of IBT my NB is loaded at 50C....so considering the ambients its at least 10C cooler then the stock TIM
Edit: Ok here are the tests...i am pretty sure i used too much TIM as well as the NB Vcore is a little higher for the AS5 run
Edited by Rewindlabs - 1/6/10 at 2:59pm