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That "burnt" look is oil from someones skin. Kinda same thing copper would do, but not as permanent. You should be able to clean it off somewhat easily, probably while you replace TIM, and a v1.0 board isn't bad. According to a MSI rep, 3 months after I submitted a question regarding the boards version differences, the difference is nothing other than a minor components change. Probably a type of capacitor they used, or something small and barely affecting the difference of the versions. biggrin.gif Ive had both, and seen nothing different at ALL.

Maybe my picture wasn't that clear. At first I thought it was oil too, but the heatpipe itself looks darker, and they seem to be more like burn marks than oil stains. I will be cleaning it to see if they can come off.
    
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Or some guy was like "ooooh, hollow pipe that offers minimal cooling benefit, aaaaahhhhh..." while he rubbed it. Those f***ing tubes are hollow. I thought they were water pipes like high end air coolers are supposed to have...

If it permenent, it has to be the fabrication process. Mebbe they seen it and was like, "well, technically its to spec and function, set off to side as RMA board, HA HA HA HAAAAA" (evil chinese MSI laborer laugh)... <-- ooh, that would almost be racist, if I was racist... lol But Im not.
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when i started up my rig this morning it took approx. 5 minutes to post and another 2-3 minutes to get to the windows user screen. i swapped in my backup ssd w/win7 32 and have the same problem. it takes about a minute to enter bios after the beep. im gonna tear into today after work, just thought i might get pointed in the right direction from one of you guys. this is the same mobo that was squealing loudly a couple of weeks back. it seems to work ok once i finally get it started up with fail safe settings.

edit: not sure what fixed it, but its working properly now. just an anomaly i suppose.
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I wouldnt say anomaly, Id say its a sign for a major problem brewing...
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Thanks for the positive re-enforcement. I am pretty sure it is stable I just need to adjust the bios correctly. (after reviewing some notes online) I think I messed up with the memory settings.

Now I have a very serious question.

I saw the HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 for $169 after MIR, do I dare go for the tri-fire with this mobo? I mean if you upgrade my next mobo in the coming year or two I should still be able to keep a tri-fire running all games great?

Does anyone else run a tri-xfire with this mobo?


Thanks for your input.
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Thanks for the positive re-enforcement. I am pretty sure it is stable I just need to adjust the bios correctly. (after reviewing some notes online) I think I messed up with the memory settings.

Now I have a very serious question.

I saw the HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 for $169 after MIR, do I dare go for the tri-fire with this mobo? I mean if you upgrade my next mobo in the coming year or two I should still be able to keep a tri-fire running all games great?

Does anyone else run a tri-xfire with this mobo?


Thanks for your input.
You will have no issues at all with tri-fire as long as your PSU is good and reliable enough then you should be fine
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Thanks for the positive re-enforcement. I am pretty sure it is stable I just need to adjust the bios correctly. (after reviewing some notes online) I think I messed up with the memory settings.

Now I have a very serious question.

I saw the HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 for $169 after MIR, do I dare go for the tri-fire with this mobo? I mean if you upgrade my next mobo in the coming year or two I should still be able to keep a tri-fire running all games great?

Does anyone else run a tri-xfire with this mobo?


Thanks for your input.
sendblink23 is correct. im running trifire with a physx card. my psu is good, not great. it gets the job done and its more than enough to run my setup. other than that, no problems with trifire unless your one of those people who always has problems updating amd drivers.
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how do you know if you have the rev 1.0 or not?
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how do you know if you have the rev 1.0 or not?
Its stamped on the PCB.
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LOL, i still have the cold boot bug cant boot 2800 NB at 4Ghz cold. I always have to hit restart before i shutdown change the NB to 2600 then push the power button. How high do you guys usually FSB clock i think im going to try it i usually just use the multiplier.
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