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Thanks! +rep!

Can I move my graphics card to the next slot down? Will it still run at x16 if it's in the second from the top?

Edit- will have to +rep when I get home. iPhone won't let me for some reason
Edited by SocksWthSandals - 5/13/12 at 3:37pm

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Hey guys quick question. I switched to a liquid cooler (corsair h100) and noticed my nb temp has gone up a bit when gaming and streaming. Also keep in mind it's like 70-80 degrees f right now. Is 50*c a safe temp when gaming and streaming? I have read 70-75 is considered "really high" from MSI. So I should be set right?

I've seen a thread where someone asked MSI about safe NB temp. He got a reply that 80c is maximum safe limit for North Bridge. Well you don't need to worry if you are under safe limit, because as far as I know that no one has blown up NB chipset of this motherboard due to high temperature. I have used this motherboard for one year. And I too had seen many times NB temp reaching to 80-82c at 38c ambient. Never had even single crash at this temp.

I love this motherboard because there was not a single problem with this motherboard in terms of functionality and performance.
Only one thing that MSI should not have done with this mother board was the BIOS update supporting 125w Thuban CPUs, Because VRMs of this mobo had not been designed to provide enough current to Thuban CPUs. If they had arranged and decided to support for furture CPUs, at least they should have implemented throttling function with this motherboard. MSI itself responsible for their disreputation with the failure of this great motherboard.
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Yea I really like this mobo. I got it in early 2012 (march) for my first pc build and it has everything I could have wanted in a mobo. I don't really care about USB 3 or sata 3. I don't think I would change a thing about it.
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Thanks! +rep!
Can I move my graphics card to the next slot down? Will it still run at x16 if it's in the second from the top?
Edit- will have to +rep when I get home. iPhone won't let me for some reason

You're welcome!

It will run 16x only on the first and third slots. 2nd and 4th slots only run at 8x at all times. 1st/3rd will run 16x even with 2 cards occupying those slots and lastly, it will run 16x/8x/8x for the first 3 slots if you use 3. 4 cards will be 8x for all slots.
    
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Mine would get to about 50+C during gaming as well since a lot of the heat from the GPU is absorbed by the NB heatsink. The max safe temp is 80C and you should be good until you start reaching 70C+.

How can you have this low temperature? My NB idles at 70C. CPU and GPU are watercooled, and I also have a 230 mm door fan that blows air directly to the NB, and one rear fan.

Motherboard temp: 34C
CPU: 37C
GPU: 34C
NB: 70C
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How can you have this low temperature? My NB idles at 70C. CPU and GPU are watercooled, and I also have a 230 mm door fan that blows air directly to the NB, and one rear fan.

I did change out the stock pink paste on there to either Arctic Silver 5 or MX-2. What are you using to look at your NB temps?
    
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How can you have this low temperature? My NB idles at 70C. CPU and GPU are watercooled, and I also have a 230 mm door fan that blows air directly to the NB, and one rear fan.

I did change out the stock pink paste on there to either Arctic Silver 5 or MX-2. What are you using to look at your NB temps?

Be wary that cleaning off that stock paste can be hard to do and doing it badly can result in way worse temperatures than before.

If it is hot to the touch, then I would worry. Heck my NB was sitting at something like -666.7'c when I had this motherboard xD
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I did change out the stock pink paste on there to either Arctic Silver 5 or MX-2. What are you using to look at your NB temps?

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Be wary that cleaning off that stock paste can be hard to do and doing it badly can result in way worse temperatures than before.
If it is hot to the touch, then I would worry. Heck my NB was sitting at something like -666.7'c when I had this motherboard xD

I might need to have a look at it again and change the paste.
How often should one clean and change the paste?
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Be wary that cleaning off that stock paste can be hard to do and doing it badly can result in way worse temperatures than before.
If it is hot to the touch, then I would worry. Heck my NB was sitting at something like -666.7'c when I had this motherboard xD

It was pretty easy to be honest and I did it for my first board and the replacement after that. The only hard part was getting the stock pink gunk off. I've also done this for a few other AMD builds for my friends and there hasn't been a single issue.
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I might need to have a look at it again and change the paste.
How often should one clean and change the paste?

Just once should suffice.
    
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