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Not sure I wish I had a way to know for sure! I just know that I am going to go with what ever reads highest and keep that in the safe zone but that is my personal preference.
Sry I was a bit slow. "Oh anyway, if it is inevitable to reapply the thermal paste, how much would you recommend to use? I intend to do it tomorro as soon as possible and I'm afraid I won't have the time to buy thermal pads. "

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Sry I was a bit slow. "Oh anyway, if it is inevitable to reapply the thermal paste, how much would you recommend to use? I intend to do it tomorro as soon as possible and I'm afraid I won't have the time to buy thermal pads. "
a very very small amount. think of it as scaling. you will be applying to a much smaller chip so you will need very little.

BTw why have you not added your chip to the Op list ?Hmmmmmm???
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a very very small amount. think of it as scaling. you will be applying to a much smaller chip so you will need very little.

BTw why have you not added your chip to the Op list ?Hmmmmmm???
Umm Op list?

One more question pls: Did you clean the back of the mosfet HS as well? I see sg on the back of the mosfet HS but I dunno wot it is. Maybe thermal pads...? Neway I'm goin to bed now I'm kinda knackered... gonna do the whole thing this morning so I gotta get sum sleep bofre that. Dah if only I were not so afraid of harming the NB or shortin sg out...
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yea there was a pressure mod tried and I believe it did work but is a ways back in this thread.
Hex cores do have support. Other then the all boards issue of blowing the PWM's but that is now thought to be due to people using the VDD voltage instead of the correct CPU-V for changes.
Well that's weird... I thought that the hexacores didn't draw any more power than a quad. Might be how the power is delivered. I've also seen a lot of manufacturers lately not doing such a good job at ensuring contact between the cooler and the VR's (PWM's).

Oh and which BIOS is needed for hexacore support?
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sweet come saturday im gonna be part of this
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sweet come saturday im gonna be part of this
That's good... I'm still trying to figure out what ram kit(s) to purchase... Once I have my ram I'll be able to begin benchtesting this board in the following order to see where it comes in up agains my sig rig for cpu speed, ram speed, SLI Hackability & RAID 0+1 speed. I sure do hope the board performs just as good or even better than what I've been expecting.

N2Gaming crosses his fingers.
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Lo chaps,

I'm back. Just reapplied the thermal paste on the NB/SB chips. Well, first of all, when I first had a glimpse of that pink **** called "thermal paste" I lawld. Then I soon figured out wot msi had done. They must have had some pink plastic barbies on hand and they definitely thought it'd be a great idea to use the pink plastic parts of them as thermal paste. That's why it is pink and is like plastic. Bloody idiots... they call this mobo [at least they did] a high-end product and still it has thermal paste applied like that... Wot a shame!

For those who are about to replace the original crap with sg better [and I very much recommend to do so]: you won't have trouble with removing the heatsink. The tricky part is scraping that **** off the back of the HS and NB/SB. I had a very hard time scraping that bloody tim... I used about 20 toothpicks a plastic card and even my fingers. Pure-alcohol is not the best choice for cleaning the back of the HS. After struggling a lot with pure alcohol I tried some window cleaning detergent and that was a LOT better. However, when it comes to the NB/SB chips I would not recommend to use any detergent. Pure alcohol will do.

Now I've been stress testing my PC. According to Everest the NB idles at around 41-48C. Wot temps are you guys getting under load? I mean the highest. I don't let you know my load temps yet as prime95 lareg FFTs has only been running for 10 mins. I guess Mafia II will stress the NB even more as that uses both my gtx 480 and gts 250.

My only concern is the drmos as I did not replace that thingy on the fets. :S Two of the fets are "completely dry" the other three are covered in some kinda liquid. I bet the drmos overheats as well it's just we can't monitor its temps. :S The side of my PC case is a bit warm to the touch so that must be the drmos. :\\

Thank you very much for your advice guys! Reapplying the thermal paste does seem to help a lot!
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Umm Op list?

One more question pls: Did you clean the back of the mosfet HS as well? I see sg on the back of the mosfet HS but I dunno wot it is. Maybe thermal pads...? Neway I'm goin to bed now I'm kinda knackered... gonna do the whole thing this morning so I gotta get sum sleep bofre that. Dah if only I were not so afraid of harming the NB or shortin sg out...
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Well that's weird... I thought that the hexacores didn't draw any more power than a quad. Might be how the power is delivered. I've also seen a lot of manufacturers lately not doing such a good job at ensuring contact between the cooler and the VR's (PWM's).

Oh and which BIOS is needed for hexacore support?
Was (still is?) an issue with the turbo feature.

1.B is the first to mention hex support but 1.D also has a hex core update and is newest official.

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That's good... I'm still trying to figure out what ram kit(s) to purchase... Once I have my ram I'll be able to begin benchtesting this board in the following order to see where it comes in up agains my sig rig for cpu speed, ram speed, SLI Hackability & RAID 0+1 speed. I sure do hope the board performs just as good or even better than what I've been expecting.

N2Gaming crosses his fingers.
SLi- hackability is an OS thing nothing to do with the board anymore but if it It was I could tell ya this board will

Raid 1 depends on your HD's but use the blue slots as they are faster.
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Raid 1 depends on your HD's but use the blue slots as they are faster.
So SLi will work just fine "Cool N2G Jumps for joy"

Now the RAID 0 has me concerned as I am planning on running 6 drives in RAID so the two blue slots would not be enough slots for my RAID 0. This means I may need to look for an alternative solution for my raid... Sure do miss how the old DFI LP NF4 SLI DR/Expert had 4+4 sata ports for raid. Now I can see what all the commotion was about when it comes to raid and those DFI 939 boards...
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i swear someone on this thread tried raid 1 in both the blue sata ports and the black sata ports and found better performance with the black ports. it must have been at least 150 pages ago. i remember the post talking about the raid controller being kinda crappy. or at least something like that.
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