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Never heard of Archon. That wouldnt happen to be that super nice Dom. GT RAM, that $200 a dimm stuff? Like ddr3 1600 at 6-6-6-18? That is retarded memory, LOL I got the green AMD edition Doms. for my setup,got them to ddr3 1600 at cas 8, not TOO shabby.

I'd like to see a pic of this cooler so I can wonder why you dont just get a cooler known to clear taller dimms, lol.
Well it tis indeed Elpida Hyper RAM ICs, but it is not that DIMMs that cost $200 a piece (that is the GTX series ...
I have dual channel kits now 2x 2GB, which I bought second hand

About the cooler itself, check here:
Thermalright Archon product page

Anyone else that knows more about this cooler and AMD chipset compatibility regarding RAM clearance...

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I am the proud owner of one dead 790FX GD-70
my TRUE 120 killed it, who woulda thunk it
What happened?
You must have done something wrong... Dunno
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I am the proud owner of one dead 790FX GD-70
my TRUE 120 killed it, who woulda thunk it
You're not alone!
I got my build finished up a few days ago and on Monday went back to my old oc. Ran P95 to make sure it was good and came back through 20 minutes later to find it was dead... I was pushing 3.8Ghz@1.48v 2600Mhz on the NB@1.42v same as I had for the last year. Tried a different psu and nothing. With both psu's the on board power button would light up green but nothing... no juice.. fans twitch like they want to start but nada. I just pulled off the nb heatsink and I don't see a thing. I expected to find a little something.. somewhere.. I'm sure it's the mobo but then I spot a loose pin coming out the back of one of the molex connectors. Guess I'll know for sure when I install the mobo that's in my kids rig.
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My fans and everything spins, just no post and FF reading on the debug screen
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Man, its too bad about your boards, Ive had my second one now for over a year easy, with no definitive, accurate idea of how much longer, lol. Mebbe when I move onto BD, I'll sell someone my Anfi-Tec NB/VRM waterblock for mega cheap... It's the only thing keeping my board alive I guess...

If it flashes FF, and a REAL (battery jumper) CMOS reset isn't working, not the on-baord button, its shot... MY old one is being kept for spare parts, caps, resistors, diodes, etc... which is un-needed, this board has been great.

EDIT: That cooler looks simple enough, RAM clearence will depend on oritentaion obviously. If it mounts horizontal, BOO. Not only is airflow, most likely, gonna be null, but it will for sure, interfere with the RAM.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ng-review.html

Theres some pics of an AMD setup with it, doesnt look good, will hit RAM. NOW, you COULD mod the cooler just on the side you need to clear the RAM.
Edited by SwishaMane - 5/12/11 at 9:10pm
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Yeap my board is kaput. I'm kind of disappointed. Not so much in the fact that it blew up but that I didn't get to blow it up myself with a Thuban like everyone else...

btw what's the damage to get these rma'd? I've never rma'd through MSI before.
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I have. Its $15 fee, and you need un-used serial# on mobo.
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Easy enough. Thanks
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hey fellow members

im lookingat getting some new ram - i ahve Kingston hyper X which i can get running - with one stick in the blue ram slot and one in the black but the timings are pretty avg.

im getting something along the lines of 8-8-8-20 so i was looking at getting more, this rig is mainly used for gaming, surfing the net & watching dvds.

should i just try overclocking or am i wasting my time?

thoughts and suggestions

also i buy everything from www.pccasegear.com.au as my friend works there so if you can go off there stock would be awesome

thanks in advance guys!
Edited by hitoriko - 5/13/11 at 9:31pm
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RMA is pretty quick and simple. Just have to use your board's serial number to get a support/RMA ticket up. They will give you your RMA number and all you have to pay is shipping to them. Unless, you're already past the 2(2009 and before) or 3(2010 and after) year warranty.
    
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hey fellow members

im lookingat getting some new ram - i ahve Kingston hyper X which i can get running - with one stick in the blue ram slot and one in the black but the timings are pretty avg.

im getting something along the lines of 8-8-8-20 so i was looking at getting more, this rig is mainly used for gaming, surfing the net & watching dvds.

should i just try overclocking or am i wasting my time?

thoughts and suggestions

also i buy everything from www.pccasegear.com.au as my friend works there so if you can go off there stock would be awesome

thanks in advance guys!
OCing on the FSB would probably be a waste. I would just stick with ddr3 1600 at best timings you can and go for it. AMD CPU's are notorious for not liking all 4 dimms being used, but its a CPU to CPU thing. Mainly OCing on FSB using all 4 dimms its worse combo. Just find some ddr3 1600 in your flavor, and best timings you can, CAS 8 should be perfect, and you shouldn't have any probs. I persoanlly don't bother OCing RAM, even tho technically, my RAM is... its stock is 1333, 7-7-7-21, but I am 1600 8-8-8-24...

Buy some ddr3 2100 CAS 8 or 9, and underclock it to 1600 CAS 6 or 7, or so, that would be SICK, lol
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