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I'm good. MSI just put up the Official 1.8 bios.. I installed it but kinda set on my keyboard lol which change a few values. 'spread spectrum' is one I couldn't remember
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On note of the northbridge, mine is on FIRE! What the F? 89C Northbridge chipset as I sit at the desktop. What am I suppose to do? I can only imagine that thats unsafe temperatures. I rather not void my warranty to clean off the low quality **** they used and reapply TIM. If I RMA it they will probably send me another board with a NB on fire. Did I just buy a garbage product? I liked this board so far but this is seriously messed up.
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Edited by Markisa - 1/18/10 at 11:08pm
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I'm good. MSI just put up the Official 1.8 bios.. I installed it but kinda set on my keyboard lol which change a few values. 'spread spectrum' is one I couldn't remember
Ah nice! Any improvements that you can tell yet?

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On note of the northbridge, mine is on FIRE! What the F? 89C Northbridge chipset as I sit at the desktop. What am I suppose to do? I can only imagine that thats unsafe temperatures. I rather not void my warranty to clean off the low quality **** they used and reapply TIM. If I RMA it they will probably send me another board with a NB on fire. Did I just buy a garbage product? I liked this board so far but this is seriously messed up.
Try Using Everest Ultimate 5.3 as well! If it reads the same, then Shut that sucker down. Pull the board, pull the heatsink and Reapply the TIM. It's NOT Going to void your warranty! Seriously! Just do it! Like "NIKE".

It's about 6 Screws and some rubbing alcohol pads and reapplying about this much TIM per HS...

O

That's it! Are you not confident in yourself enough to trust that You will be careful enough?

Come on man! I know you are! What do you have to lose? Nothing! You're already on the boarder of having to send it back for an RMA. So why not save yourself a little time and money and do that crap yourself.

That's what they're gonna do! And you'd have to pay money to send it to them to do it. If it's not damaged, then they will pop the HS and reapply some TIM themselves! Then Send it back and you'll have you board back in abuot 10-12 days.... I KNOW You don't want to have to watch all of us go back and fourth abuot our boards while you wait on something that you could have done yourself. Take a chance and learn something new!

Trust me man, you'll be glad that you did it and feel more confident in doing other things.

What's the point of living a life of "What if's"?????
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Ah nice! Any improvements that you can tell yet?



Try Using Everest Ultimate 5.3 as well! If it reads the same, then Shut that sucker down. Pull the board, pull the heatsink and Reapply the TIM. It's NOT Going to void your warranty! Seriously! Just do it! Like "NIKE".

It's about 6 Screws and some rubbing alcohol pads and reapplying about this much TIM per HS...

O

That's it! Are you not confident in yourself enough to trust that You will be careful enough?

Come on man! I know you are! What do you have to lose? Nothing! You're already on the boarder of having to send it back for an RMA. So why not save yourself a little time and money and do that crap yourself.

That's what they're gonna do! And you'd have to pay money to send it to them to do it. If it's not damaged, then they will pop the HS and reapply some TIM themselves! Then Send it back and you'll have you board back in abuot 10-12 days.... I KNOW You don't want to have to watch all of us go back and fourth abuot our boards while you wait on something that you could have done yourself. Take a chance and learn something new!

Trust me man, you'll be glad that you did it and feel more confident in doing other things.

What's the point of living a life of "What if's"?????
ROFL you just made my day, and its just starting (2:30am) That was my major concern, voiding the warranty. I'll be sure to reapply (or apply, was there ever any TIM?) TIM then later today. Will use Arctic Silver 5, I got a tube of it lying around from when I had to redo the stock stuff that was on my CPU (My CPU hit 100C, yea I got no luck with stock TIM it seems) "per HS" Is there multiple spots on that big hunk of Dr Mos I have to put it?
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ROFL you just made my day, and its just starting (2:30am) That was my major concern, voiding the warranty. I'll be sure to reapply (or apply, was there ever any TIM?) TIM then later today. Will use Arctic Silver 5, I got a tube of it lying around from when I had to redo the stock stuff that was on my CPU (My CPU hit 100C, yea I got no luck with stock TIM it seems) "per HS" Is there multiple spots on that big hunk of Dr Mos I have to put it?
As someone who posted how to do this in pretty good detail earlier in the thread, trust me, you'll be fine.


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Ok. Taking off and reapplying the paste (even in a somewhat sloppy fashion) comes highly recommended from me. I have just taken apart my, and my girlfriend's future GD-70 just to see if they were about the same.

They are. It seems the thermal paste MSI used on these boards could not have had two worse things happen to them. Not only had the paste hardened to a rock solid substance, in both cases the the paste wasn't even on the chips, it had slunk off and hardened to the side of each one.

This certainly would explain the horrific temperatures I have experienced in my north bridge and south bridge.

Time to fix it.

-Removing the sink is not hard at all really. Just unscrew it from the bottom. I laid down the piece of plastic the motherboard came in and just flipped it upside down. The screws are tight, but not too hard to loosen.

-On the bottom of the sink when it is off. Be ready to use your cleaning product of choice, and what ever you do not use anything sloppy on the heat sink itself (you do not want to dissolve the sticky tape on the bottom, or maybe you do who knows, I just don't want you to do it because I forgot to tell you not too). Also be prepared to scrape the old TIM (You heard me right) SCRAPE it off the heat sink itself. It is mostly likely rock solid. Mind you, if you don't care about dissolving the tape, then by all means douse it in your cleaning solution of choice till your hearts content.

-On the chip treat it as you would reseating and reapplying TIM on your graphics card. Clean it off gently with a bit of solution then polish the north bridge and south bridge to a mirror shine. (Obviously take care not to short anything out).

-Reapply your paste directly on the chip (I used MX3) then holding the board sideways so the heads and the screws line up and the heat sink does not wiggle itself free from your chips, put a screw in the north bridge and then the south bridge so it stays in place. When they are in, flip the board back upside down and start screwing things down as even as possible making it as tight as possible (without damaging anything of course).


Is it worth it? Certainly if you were having the temperature problems I was having, especially knowing that 70-80C is the absolute upper limit the bridges should ever reach.

My North bridge and South bridge were both idling around 60C (Undervolted no less).

Now check them out...



Probably the easiest blind mod I've attempted so far on my new rig. I recommend it to ANYONE who bought this board. From what I read it's a chronic problem.

And considering 89C is 9 degrees above what MSI deems "Safe", do it as fast as you can.
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Is there multiple spots on that big hunk of Dr Mos I have to put it?
Nope. Just two, the NB and SB. Eclipse put a link to my "guide" in the OP. But here you go: "Guide" to NB/SB/Mosfet Heatsink Removal.

See, its easy. Probably should be the first thing anyone does when they get this board

EDIT: Ahh... yawa (inspired me to do it in the first place) beat me to it... but as you see, its really simple to do.
Edited by mangoSeed - 1/19/10 at 3:21am
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I think this is the best I'm gonna be able to do until I put a better cooler on there. I think I can hit over 4.8 with a Megahalem or something. Stock just doesn't cut it!

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Are there any known issues with Windows 7 and hibernation mode with this bios / board? Or perhaps some BIOS settings I may have wrong?
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Have you set power setting mode in windows 7 to "performance mode",???
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