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Anyone else experienced this?
yeah, its the first thing you should do with this board. also dont spread the TIM, use the blob method. the heatsink doesn't seem to actually make contact with the nb, jmo.
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I replaced the TIM here but I didn't notice a 20ºC drop. Unless the heatsink was previously loose, I don't think that is possible to gain 20ºC with just a TIM replacement.

Anyway, you can add a 40mm fan over the 790FX heatsink and get a nice result.
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I replaced the TIM here but I didn't notice a 20ºC drop. Unless the heatsink was previously loose, I don't think that is possible to gain 20ºC with just a TIM replacement.

Anyway, you can add a 40mm fan over the 790FX heatsink and get a nice result.
From 74c Average to 48 - 49c. It might be possible MSI shipped it loose but i dont think it was.
   
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Here's a memory run from me:




Stock timings.
Edited by moorhen2 - 4/14/10 at 7:50am
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From 74c Average to 48 - 49c. It might be possible MSI shipped it loose but i dont think it was.
I was hitting over 100C on my NB before I replaced the stock TIM. Highest I get now is 50Cish...very happy.
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From 74c Average to 48 - 49c. It might be possible MSI shipped it loose but i dont think it was.
It's like you say. I've done this twice (I mean TIM replacement) and the first I have noticed that temp slightly dropped down from 78*C to 69*C but under stress it was something like 80-81

Then, the second time I have used OCZ Freeze paste and I've added (like many others BOX fan from AMD regular cooler ...
The highest temperature under stress was 58*C but normally it's (with stock settings) 49*C

I think it's good to add metal washers (or something maybe not made of metal when you tighten up screws) ... it gives more pressure on chipset (but be very careful not to give too much pressure as you may damage NB).
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Here's mine @:

CPU 4.0ghz 1.44
CPUNB 3.0Ghz 1.40
Ram 1600Mhz @ Cas6-6-6-18-24
HT link 2.0Ghz

Cool test...
Yeah! But as you can see it is hard to tell why you with lower timings and the same CPU speed have different results than Kokin, hmmm ...

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Great find!

CPU 3.9ghz 1.49v
CPU-NB 3ghz 1.46v
RAM 1600mhz @ 7-7-7-20-27-1T
HT Link 2.1ghz

So, i wonder why yours and Mastiffman's result are different - what is the reason for that hmmm maybe someone got any answer for this...

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Here's a memory run from me:


Stock timings.
Very similar results to this that Mastiffman had ... so, maybe it's a HT Link frequency that Kokin has ... but performance gain in that instance would be barely visible or there wouldn't had been any performance gain... and I wonder... why?
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Strange thing is,if i run my ram @1800mhz,i get a lower score in winsat,22200,as aposed to 22800 @1600mhz,but a much higher score in everest,i personaly dont think "winsat" can be very accurate.
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The everest reading "northbridge" shows usually a high temperature reading that is not real. On some boards even with a 120mm blowing right above the heatsink people still show a pretty high reading on the "sensor".

Also, MSI's attitude doesn't help us a lot on this case when talking about the so called "northbridge temperatures"

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Strange thing is,if i run my ram @1800mhz,i get a lower score in winsat,22200,as aposed to 22800 @1600mhz,but a much higher score in everest,i personaly dont think "winsat" can be very accurate.
Same thing here. Gotta understand how it works tho.

Buffer/no buffer/buffer size and so on. It sure loves NB speeds.
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Hmm.. good question. I was wondering that myself. There are different types of benchmarks, so maybe the Windows one is particular about a certain setting?

This is my result on Everest with the same settings:
Yeah, look at my Everest bench...

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Strange thing is,if i run my ram @1800mhz,i get a lower score in winsat,22200,as aposed to 22800 @1600mhz,but a much higher score in everest,i personaly dont think "winsat" can be very accurate.
Yeah that is weird Man. We have the same number in winsat mem and then you and kokin have close to the same results in everest...??? That's bizarre
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