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you dont really need to update bios unless your having a problem with something (raid, thuban, etc). you could run your ram at the rated 1600mhz for a little bump in performance(yours is at 1333 but 12800=1600mhz), probably wouldn't be noticeable though. for the NB temps,1. remove the mobo heatsink assembly (nb, tube, sb),2. remove the pink junk from the heatsink and nb and sb,3. apply good paste(as5,shin-etsu, ocz freeze, etc.),4. reinstall heatsink assembly. you can also mount a 40,60,80, or even a 120mm fan on the nb to help lower temps. just doing the thermal paste change should drop your temps down to mid 40c at idle. you can also add small plastic washers to the heatsink assembly screws before you insert them into the board. this will increase pressure on chips. be carefull doing any of this!

edit: im not the guy to give advice on bios. im still using v1.7 cause i dont have any reason to update. it works good. it may not have pink junk, clean whatever is on the heatsink and chips and apply your own paste.

Hi

Thanks for your reply.

As the North Bridge is currently at 66c at idle will this have any effect on the system? I understand that the max temp is 80c?

Also with regards to the memory speeds I was advised on another forum to leave it at 1333mhz because I only overclocked the CPU by increasing the multi for the CPU. Shall I still go ahead and change the speeds to 1600?


Please can you let me know

Thanks

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ive been playing around with one of these boards. my buddy just got one.i must say its prolly one of the best boards ever. that ive used. and i really dont care for msi products. i was able to get 3.8 fairly easy with a 955 be c3.
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It's a decent performer and OCer regardless of having 2,3, or 4 cores.

If you're really on a tight budget, but you still want some high performance parts, I would look at the used stuff being sold in this forum.
Ive been scoping the fs threads, and nothing really. Plus I dont want to run into a no warranty issue even if the seller says they will help, just another 3rd party to deal with. I getting the 555be and ram today. If the 1090t drops significantly and I have the funds in the future I will get
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I've solved my problem. It turns out the motherboard had version 1.3 of the BIOS
. This version doesn't support the AMD x6 T1055 CPU. Went to my computer store (FRYS) and picked up a x4 925 (support by the initial release v1.0, cause I didn't know my board had v1.3 at the time) and the system booted up fine.

Updated the BIOS and my T1055 worked just fine. One other thing to note is that by default this board doesn't support 1600Mhz memory by default. You can change it to run at this speed by changing the timing with Z-Memory and setting it to 1:4.
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Hi

Thanks for your reply.

As the North Bridge is currently at 66c at idle will this have any effect on the system? I understand that the max temp is 80c?

Also with regards to the memory speeds I was advised on another forum to leave it at 1333mhz because I only overclocked the CPU by increasing the multi for the CPU. Shall I still go ahead and change the speeds to 1600?


Please can you let me know

Thanks
Many of us here have taken the pink gunk off that is used in the North and South Bridge heatsinks and replaced it with an actual/better thermal compound. I used to get idle temps in the 50°/60°Cs, but now I'm down to the 40°Cs using Arctic Silver 5. (Jeez, that sounded like an ad. ) The NB temp is in an acceptable range, but it's always better to run things cooler, so you can achieve better stability and overclocks.

If your memory is rated to run 1600, your CPU should have no problem running it at that speed. Make sure you adjust RAM voltage to rated settings and also timings to rated speeds. All AMD systems are actually rated for only 1333 max, but the more modern IMCs in AMD CPUs can handle 1600-1800mhz no problem.
    
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I had an initial issue w/ the new board, it was not posting, debug was not working. Swapped it at the store, and new one works beautifully, has bios version 1.6. I couldnt unlock any extra cores, but I'm please with everything as its working fine @ 4.0 w/ idle of 21C
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I had an initial issue w/ the new board, it was not posting, debug was not working. Swapped it at the store, and new one works beautifully, has bios version 1.6. I couldnt unlock any extra cores, but I'm please with everything as its working fine @ 4.0 w/ idle of 21C
Too bad about the cores, but congrats on reaching 4.0!
    
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Many of us here have taken the pink gunk off that is used in the North and South Bridge heatsinks and replaced it with an actual/better thermal compound. I used to get idle temps in the 50°/60°Cs, but now I'm down to the 40°Cs using Arctic Silver 5. (Jeez, that sounded like an ad. ) The NB temp is in an acceptable range, but it's always better to run things cooler, so you can achieve better stability and overclocks.

If your memory is rated to run 1600, your CPU should have no problem running it at that speed. Make sure you adjust RAM voltage to rated settings and also timings to rated speeds. All AMD systems are actually rated for only 1333 max, but the more modern IMCs in AMD CPUs can handle 1600-1800mhz no problem.

Hi

Thanks for your reply.

I probably wont be overclocking the CPU any more at the moment if I did in the future then I might try and get to 4ghz.

Is there a set of instructions that I can follow to remove the heatsinks and reapply my own paste?
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Ok I think this is as far as I can take this chip with my current hardware. Please update the spreadsheet witht this info please!

CPU: 13X300=3.9Ghz@1.42v(BIOS)
RAM: 1600mhz/ 8-8-8-24
NB: 2400mhz
HT: 2100mhz

Finally not giving me that "2E" modo error code anymore. Can anyone make out as to why my HWMonitor is bugging out with REMOTE 1/REMOTE 2 temps? It only does this while stability testing is going on. It's fine otherwise and always stays in the same ballpark temp wise...

    
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Hi

Thanks for your reply.

I probably wont be overclocking the CPU any more at the moment if I did in the future then I might try and get to 4ghz.

Is there a set of instructions that I can follow to remove the heatsinks and reapply my own paste?
There really isn't a need for instructions as it's a simple straight-forward task. However, I can try to write down the way I did things:
  • First step is to turn off your system and make sure you turn off the switch for your PSU/unplug it. Wait a few minutes for the electricity to stop running around your system or press the power button(on the mobo) a few times to make sure it's not turning green anymore.
  • From here, you can unplug all the components and take the whole motherboard off your case. You can probably leave your heatsink on, but make sure it doesn't block the North/South bridge heatsink from coming off. Flip your mobo upside down so that the bottom is now facing you and proceed to take off the screws for the NB/SB.
  • Now, you should have taken off all the screws and the heatsink from the board. The first step is to clean out the pink gummy gunk off the NB/SB chips and heatsinks. What I did was put Arcticlean on it(it's the thermal compound remover from Arctic Silver, but you can use any Isopropyl/rubbing alcohol to help you). Make sure you COMPLETELY remove all the pink crap. My first time doing it, I didn't clean the pink stuff all entirely and my temps actually went up!
  • After the cleaning procedure, put a DOT of your chosen thermal paste/compound on the two chips and DO NOT spread them out, I repeat DO NOT SPREAD THEM OUT. If you spread them out, your temps will increase instead of lowering. After you put thermal compound on them, put the heatsink back on and try to screw in 1-2 screws for each block, before turning it over to screw in the rest.
  • OPTIONAL: Others in this forum have used PLASTIC washers before putting in the screws, as the additional pressure/"tightness" lowers a few more °C than without them. If you have any spare plastic washers, go ahead and use them, but if not, it's not worth going into a store and buying them.
    **Make sure you don't use any METAL washers, as this may create short circuits and possibly damage your board physically due to the pressure.**
  • The rest is self-explanatory from here on out. Screw in your motherboard/put all your components back. You should see idle/load temps in the 40's/50's °C now. Good luck!

Maybe someone can sticky this in the first post of this thread? I'm sure it can help others trying to do this.
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