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Hey everyone,

After three weeks of research, I found a company in Germany that makes waterblocks for the NB and MOSFETS for this board. They are uber-expensive, due to the VAT and shipping if bought individually, but the shipping cost doesn't increase with multiple pieces. I just noticed the expected VAT is not included in the prices below, and can run about $10-12 per piece, give or take. ** Prices below for sets have been adjusted to reflect expected VAT **

FTR, I am going to be buying some of these, but will wait to place the order. It looks like it takes 2-3 weeks to receive them.

So... if anyone would like some of these blocks, I will purchase them and then ship them out when I have payment or receive them if pre-paid. The cost drops fast as soon as you add more items.

For the NB & MOSFET combo block, it is about $106/ea. for four, and about $102/ea. for six.

The MOSFET only block is about $70/ea. for four, and about $66/ea. for six. They also make a NB only water block, but it is cheaper to buy one here in the states, and they are available with a black top to match, as well.

And, they have a block that seems to be the best bet/fit for the SB, and it adds about $55 to an existing order. There are other universal blocks that may fit the SB, and they are cheaper, but as far as I can tell, there are no black top ones available that might fit the SB.

The more that is bought in one order, the cheaper they get per piece.

If I ordered 4 sets of three blocks, NB, MOSFET, & SB (all water) it would be about $222/set(w/VAT), and 4 sets of the combo + SB (2 blocks) would be about $185/set(w/VAT). These examples would completely replace all locations on the board after removing the 'all-in-one' heatsink.

Attached are images, and a link to the site:

Anfi-tec in Germany - Google Translated

NB & MOSFET combo block, no water cooling on the MOSFETs, NB only




MOSFET only water cooling block


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Hello guys! I have had this board for about a month now and would like to join your club. You have provided me with a lot of help in setting it up.

@yawa: I have also had issues with high northbridge temps. I just removed the stock thermal crap and applied MX-2 today on the northbridge and southbridge and have noticed a drop of about 10-15 degrees on the NB. So this is highly recommended from me as well. The stuff that was on it looked like pink bubblegum and was everywhere but on the chip itself. Be careful when using iso-alcohol as it will definitely eat the tape on the heatsink.

Anyone looking for a good cheap ram kit I have been getting good results from these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-321-_-Product



At only 1.5V stable, 2700Mhz NB.

Thanks everyone for being very helpful.
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any chance someone can try 3:8 ram divider? it should be ram @ 1066 in the bios options I believe. 300fsb and that should put you at 1600mhz ram speed. Really curious if this board can do it b/c I got the trigger almost pulled on newegg right now but I want someone to try it.

maybe something like this

BUS - 300
CPU - x13.5
NB - x10
RAM - 1066(1600 on 3:8)

and whatever timings your ram can do.
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any chance someone can try 3:8 ram divider? it should be ram @ 1066 in the bios options I believe. 300fsb and that should put you at 1600mhz ram speed. Really curious if this board can do it b/c I got the trigger almost pulled on newegg right now but I want someone to try it.

maybe something like this

BUS - 300
CPU - x13.5
NB - x10
RAM - 1066(1600 on 3:8)

and whatever timings your ram can do.
What exactly do you want to know? If the RAM handles it ok, if the cpu will clock higher at lower voltages, if the NB will do the same. I'm not sure what to pay attention to.

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Marc,

For my own personal justification, what is there to expect out of putting the NB, SB and MOSFETS under water? I'm very interested but I don't if spending the $160 will get me much further with OCing. Are there good results or is more along the lines of Just another mod addition to the Water Loop? I really like the way that it looks though!!!

SPEC....

This Board WILL do that and beyond!!!! I've had it as high as 338MHz with the "Multistep OC Booster" in the Cell menu. The Max Bootable on this board without it is 321, at least on mine. Some reported only 313-320. I have couple pics for ya for ease of mind... Enjoy.

And make sure to "squeeze", Not "pull" the trigger!

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HT Ref Clock @ 300Mhz




HT Ref Clock @ 301Mhz



HT Ref Clock @ 304Mhz This is the highwes that I actually have proof of...

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Marc,

For my own personal justification, what is there to expect out of putting the NB, SB and MOSFETS under water? I'm very interested but I don't if spending the $160 will get me much further with OCing. Are there good results or is more along the lines of Just another mod addition to the Water Loop? I really like the way that it looks though!!!
Well, I'm Crossfiring two 4890's (second card instantly added about 10c to the NB), and if ambients are around 70f (19c~) my NB can get as high as 70c (when folding on both cards). Just too warm for me, and I'm not pushing it as high as it (NB) could be, volts or speed.

So, I'm doing it because when summer comes around, I don't want to be worrying about the NB temps, and I'm already w/c'ing the cpu, so the loop is there, I can just add these pieces and another rad (which I have) in.

The problem is that you can't just address the NB because of the 'all-in-one' heatsink on our boards. So, there needs to be a solution to the MOSFETs and the SB as well if you're gonna do anything about the NB.

Hence all my research, and the posted solution.

If you are at all thinking about the NB temps, than I would suggest we band together (to save some dough) and address it before it gets warmer.

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well I was just wanting to know if the 3/8 divider is good for the board or not.
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Well, I'm Crossfiring two 4890's (second card instantly added about 10c to the NB), and if ambients are around 70f (19c~) my NB can get as high as 70c (when folding on both cards). Just too warm for me, and I'm not pushing it as high as it (NB) could be, volts or speed.
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Marc i would just chance it on the NB...worst case scenario is you have to dial the NB back a bit...with the cash you are spending on the NB cooling you could very well afford a used/new GD70 and i am sure if the NB fails there is a good chance MSI will replace it

Then again if you are going for those higher numbers then go right ahead....
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havent kept up with this thread for a while as havent been benching much lately but i though id post the best 3dmark 06 score i could get with my 955 c2 underwater a couple of months ago, are be putting it under phase hopefully next week so will do some suicide runs and see what this board is made of,

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So I posted this in the 9x5 thread but I could use some advice so I will report this here since this thread is about this board.

Ok so I got squirly this morning and decided to try and push some more.

I went for 4.212ghz cpu/2.808ghz nb/720 mhz 7-7-7-16-27-1t ram.

I got a 5918 cpu points in 3dmark06 with it.

So then I went for prime95 to see if it was stable. I figured a quick 10 minute run would tell me if it had a chance and would not just crash instantly. For the final test I will run for 3 hours.



Worker 1, 2 and 4 all stopped as you can see. Three was the only one that finished the test. What does it mean when a worker(core) stops working? Does it need more voltage?

I have also come to the conclusion that AMD AOD 3.1 has some bugs in it as it freezes up when applying settings. I have used this since back in the Phenom I 9850be days. So I reverted back to the blue world of the bios.

Here are some screen shots of my settings in bios with hope that someone may be able to shed some light and help me get 4.2ghz stable.



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