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Nope, it was the reason the Board was RMA'd. I had checked my sticks in the 1st slot. It powers up with 2 in the 1st two slots. Which shouldn't happen anyway and wouldn't happen if it was a simple grounding issue. At least I don't believe that it would cause slots to jump frequencies. Not in my experience it doesn't anyway. And which has me thinking MoBo BIOS issue.

~Ceadder
Oh ok gotcha

Well i guess it wont hurt to flash the bios. ummm unless lightning strikes your house

Did your new board ship with a different bios than you had before?
Bios flashing scares me when there is no redundancy "damn evga" but asus has a built-in backup right? iirc my rampage did

Anyway good luck hunting down your issue
post #10822 of 28252
Yup same BIOS, 0801. I checked my system specs when I got the MoBo. That was actually one of the first things I did once I realized I was having issues again.

And yeah I hate flashing a BIOS, but this one is pretty simple. Right now I'm going through my manual to make sure I don't forget something but it's looking pretty straight forward.

~Ceadder

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Oh ok gotcha

Well i guess it wont hurt to flash the bios. ummm unless lightning strikes your house

Did your new board ship with a different bios than you had before?
Bios flashing scares me when there is no redundancy "damn evga" but asus has a built-in backup right? iirc my rampage did

Anyway good luck hunting down your issue
 
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Well I just installed a fan shroud and I'm seeing a substantial drop. . .Once again. . .

I went down 3c at idle let my pop prime95 up and find my load.

Update: 30 mins of Prime 95 and I only hit 45c, which is 5c lower then before.
Edited by WTHbot - 7/4/10 at 8:18pm
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I'm currently running my stock AMD cooler and posting between 35c-37c on all 4 cores.

I'd say that my Lapping was a success, what do you guys think?

Soon as I know my RAM issue is finished I'm going to be re-installing the H50.

~Ceadder

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Well I just installed a fan shroud and I'm seeing a substantial drop. . .Once again. . .

I went down 3c at idle let my pop prime95 up and find my load.

Update: 30 mins of Prime 95 and I only hit 45c, which is 5c lower then before.
 
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I'm currently running my stock AMD cooler and posting between 35c-37c on all 4 cores.

I'd say that my Lapping was a success, what do you guys think?

Soon as I know my RAM issue is finished I'm going to be re-installing the H50.

~Ceadder



Turn the netbook into a frisbee yet?

I know i wanted to when i was going through my downtime
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So lapping is worth it then?
My lapping kit turned up and i've been trying to decide wether to bother or not...
    
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So lapping is worth it then?
My lapping kit turned up and i've been trying to decide wether to bother or not...
Not sure... but when it comes to the H50 you can only tighten it so much so if you lap too much material off your cpu and H50 you may run into a problem. I am by no means a pro on this but it makes sense.
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Is it worth lapping the H50? According tp the Corsair forums, lapping doesn't void the warranty.


I have my 920 already lapped but the base of my H50 appears to be uneven.
If anybody lapped it, which grit did you use for it?
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Not sure... but when it comes to the H50 you can only tighten it so much so if you lap too much material off your cpu and H50 you may run into a problem. I am by no means a pro on this but it makes sense.
Cheers, but i doubt i'd be taking anywhere near that amount of material off.

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Is it worth lapping the H50? According tp the Corsair forums, lapping doesn't void the warranty.


I have my 920 already lapped but the base of my H50 appears to be uneven.
If anybody lapped it, which grit did you use for it?
Yeah, plus one for me... which grits did you start and finish with?
    
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Nope but it did a back dive off my 932 yesterday and landed on the back side of the monitor and promptly closed. I love Asus. This thing didn't even blink. Just went into standby because the lid closed.

I think Lapping is TOTALY worth it btw. But you can't be hamfisted with the CPU you let the weight of the CPU add the pressure and you just "guide" it back and forth on the paper. If you push down on the CPU you WILL more than likely wreck it. Just cover the pins with the protective pad(AMD) or the plastic cover(Intel) and don't push on them. The pad acts as a buffer between you and it. Personally I think Lapping kits are a waste of money. I bought a pack each of 1000, 1200, 1500 and 2 sheets of 2000 grits.

For me that was more than enough. Sometimes more is necessary sometimes less. It all depends on the amount of material you need to take off and if you run your paper backing over a counter edge to activate it. Which I do. I think I took off a 16th of coating all told as I didn't have much material on the glass I used for my flat surface.

Okay, BC, I want to thank you as it was a grounding problem. I had a couple loose standoffs under my board but had thought they were all tight. I even used a socket driver on them. Go figure.

Anyway +Rep for you bro for correct diagnoses. Funny thing was I was under the MoBo twice yesterday and didn't even think about it cause I always tight the damn things. I guess they had worked themselves loose somehow.

Well anyway pulled out the multimeter and checked a couple. Those things are conductive. Done let anyone tell you different. I put several of them together and applied ground to one end and positive to the other end. I got a zero reading in no time flat. If those things are brass I'll sprinkle them on my Wheaties and have them for breakfast.

Moral of the story? Make sure your standoffs are tight and that if you have extras on your MoBo tray that they aren't under your MoBo. I didn't have any under the MoBo other than what's normally there but I was not taking chance and pulled the EATX ones that I used for paint plugs out.

Once I tightened them again, I the system Posted just fine. But I've got it in safe mode scanning my system as after it posted I had 50 browser windows open. I closed them and tried again. 64 opened and crashed my browser. So I'm hoping that I didn't get a tainted BIOS. If so I get to Flash my BIOS again.

~Ceadder

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Turn the netbook into a frisbee yet?

I know i wanted to when i was going through my downtime

Edited by Ceadderman - 7/5/10 at 12:17am
 
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