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First off, it sounds like you have a bad seating on the stock heatsink. I would definitely suggest you remove it and clean off all the factory thermal 'goo' and use something like an AS5, or mx-3, whatever. Make sure it has good contact with the chipsets when you put it back together and you should see a huge improvement.

Otherwise, it's a little more involved than that. The heatsink on the NB is also on the Mosfets and the SB. So, when you remove it to address the NB, you're leaving the Mosfets and SB exposed, and un-cooled.

If you're not watercooling, than there are little stick on heatsinks you can use on the mosfets, should be enough, but I really don't know. And the NB can use any type of NB cooler, it's in the standard mount hole spacing most use.

The SB has a narrower mount spacing. It is about 1.75" or about 45mm, so coolers for it are a bit tougher to find. If you are are crossfiring two cards, and using slot 1 & 3, then there may be a space issue with a SB cooler as well, keep that in mind.

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Hmm interesting so I can pull off the entire thing (NB heatsync and the DrMOS one) and replace the thermal compound w/ good stuff and just reinstall the OEM heatsyncs and it should be good right?
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eh I don't have time to mess with it right now. But so far max validation on stock air is 4.6ghz

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=959025
This is what happens when I try this.

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are you trying to boot it? Don't do that. Try and use AOD in windows.
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are you trying to boot it? Don't do that. Try and use AOD in windows.
yea I am. problem I have is that when I adjust the voltages it like auto sets them higher or lower than I told it too. I have really stopped using AOD on this board.

You have me wondering if all 955 will clock like yours.
Edited by gsk3rd - 1/18/10 at 6:47pm
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3000Mhz is a no-go on stock cooler for nb frequency, but I like my results so far. Caught it right on its downfall to complete the 5 run test. I'll do a 20 run test while I sleep. Then it's on to something colder tomorrow.
[In a low whispering, ghostly tone, the CPU says from beneith the Heatsink....] "COOOOOOOLDER"..... Can you hear it Spec? She's calling for it! LOL

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WHAT? That right there makes me want one of these bad boys! LOL

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are you trying to boot it? Don't do that. Try and use AOD in windows.
AH HA!!!! You never told us that! Looks like I may have see if i have higher one validation coming... he he he..
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ok i bought this board .......now i sit and wait 'till it gets here
    
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I am almost scared to run linx or prime for that matter.
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What is the default setting for 'spread spectrum' in the bios? ENABLED/DISABLE
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I am almost scared to run linx or prime for that matter.
Why?

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What is the default setting for 'spread spectrum' in the bios? ENABLED/DISABLE
Default is set to enabled. But if you're overcloking or don't have any issues with ElectroMagnetic Interferrence in the local area, I would just turn it off.
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