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It's not as bad as this thread makes it look. First of all the Board is new. You can't even buy a 1st generation production model that is perfect in any showroom. It's never going to happen no matter the product.

So here is the thing that is the biggest issue.

NB overheating. This is fixable even if you don't have the problem. You separate the heatsinks (not a voidable offense of the warranty), inspect the TIM for coverage. Good coverage means you cut the impression out of the old TIM and applya GOOD fresh TIM in the exposed mold. Don't use too much. anything more than a quarter grain of rice is too much. You want something smaller than a wasabi pea. Mate it back up and your temps should be fine with no issues.

Now if there is NO coverage on the NB(or SB) then you just need to take a bit of the standoffs down using a decent grit of sand paper using one of the SB standoffs to compare it to. Then you keep the old TIM onboard to find that sweet spot. Once you've gotten there do as above and use fresh TIM to seat the sinks.

Viola problem is basically solved. There have been other issues too, but this is pretty much all BIOS related at this point.

I RMA'd my Board because I had my 3rd RAM slot drop out. This could easily be a BIOS issue in that I was running the 1st 2 slots in succession with on other RAM onboard. Logically you're not supposed to be able to do this. I may have prematurely RMA'd the board. It cost me $11 to ship it back to Whittier, CA. and then 2 weeks wait time. They may just return it to me saying nothing was wrong with it. But I didn't want to take that chance since 30 days is a slim margin for error to get a NEW Board. I paid for a new board I want a new board. I accept that I may just get mine back. Which is fine with me since I know that the NB issue is not on that Board.

Don't sweat the small stuff after the NB issue. It's pretty simple to DL the BIOS update that you may require. And just as simple to DL the old one off the disc if the latest doesn't address any issue you may have.

~Ceadder

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oh my god i think i would better have bought a ud5 board instead of this one , my crosshair iv is coming next week and reading continuously this topic i regret buying it
 
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
It's not as bad as this thread makes it look. First of all the Board is new. You can't even buy a 1st generation production model that is perfect in any showroom. It's never going to happen no matter the product.

So here is the thing that is the biggest issue.

NB overheating. This is fixable even if you don't have the problem. You separate the heatsinks (not a voidable offense of the warranty), inspect the TIM for coverage. Good coverage means you cut the impression out of the old TIM and applya GOOD fresh TIM in the exposed mold. Don't use too much. anything more than a quarter grain of rice is too much. You want something smaller than a wasabi pea. Mate it back up and your temps should be fine with no issues.

Now if there is NO coverage on the NB(or SB) then you just need to take a bit of the standoffs down using a decent grit of sand paper using one of the SB standoffs to compare it to. Then you keep the old TIM onboard to find that sweet spot. Once you've gotten there do as above and use fresh TIM to seat the sinks.

Viola problem is basically solved. There have been other issues too, but this is pretty much all BIOS related at this point.

I RMA'd my Board because I had my 3rd RAM slot drop out. This could easily be a BIOS issue in that I was running the 1st 2 slots in succession with on other RAM onboard. Logically you're not supposed to be able to do this. I may have prematurely RMA'd the board. It cost me $11 to ship it back to Whittier, CA. and then 2 weeks wait time. They may just return it to me saying nothing was wrong with it. But I didn't want to take that chance since 30 days is a slim margin for error to get a NEW Board. I paid for a new board I want a new board. I accept that I may just get mine back. Which is fine with me since I know that the NB issue is not on that Board.

Don't sweat the small stuff after the NB issue. It's pretty simple to DL the BIOS update that you may require. And just as simple to DL the old one off the disc if the latest doesn't address any issue you may have.

~Ceadder

unfortunately i got it used . hope i get the warranty and the rest and wont have the issue , this is my first build .
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OK Foxy@OC'D, please add me to the official list. I'm up and running, 8 hours prime blend stable and cool @ 4+GHz.

EDIT: in case you are curious.....

FSB/Multi: 287/14
CPU speed: 4017MHz
NB speed: 2582.7
CPU voltage: 1.452
CPU/NB voltage: 1.11
RAM speed/timings/voltage: 1148MHz/ 6-6-6-18-20-1T/ 1.51v

I did run the A/C all night while testing, but why not it's conveniently right there. You can see it right behind the computer ~3 feet away in picture 3.



Edited by ny_driver - 6/23/10 at 6:28am
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OK Foxy@OC'D, please add me to the official list. I'm up and running, 8 hours prime blend stable and cool @ 4+GHz.
Now those are some sweet temps!!
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unfortunately i got it used . hope i get the warranty and the rest and wont have the issue , this is my first build .
You shouldnt have a problem, I dont remember sending proof of purchase when I did my CH4 RMA a few weeks ago. I got sent a brand new box as bought new from store so you might come out pretty good in the deal considering you bought used.
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OK Foxy@OC'D, please add me to the official list. I'm up and running, 8 hours prime blend stable and cool @ 4+GHz.

EDIT: in case you are curious.....

FSB/Multi: 287/14
CPU speed: 4017MHz
NB speed: 2582.7
CPU voltage: 1.452
CPU/NB voltage: 1.11
RAM speed/timings/voltage: 1148MHz/ 6-6-6-18-20-1T/ 1.51v

I did run the A/C all night while testing, but why not it's conveniently right there. You can see it right behind the computer ~3 feet away in picture 3.


Keep in mind on my machine there is about a 5-6 degree difference between what PC Probe reports and what the Bios reports. Having said that you still have stellar temps.

Looking at your setup I can see why maybe yours operates at such a lower temp then mine:

1.) Your CPU is water cooled meaning its not giving of near the same heat mine is and obviously the CPU sits right next to the NB.

2.) I have the dual GPU HD5970 also sitting right next my NB which could also be radiating a bit more heat.

3.) Finally operating with yours sitting out in the open with the lid removed like that will also contribute to the cooler temps.

I'm thinking if you add those up it probably amounts to about 8-10 degrees difference. Even with that you're board operates at a very cool temps. Thats impressive.
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I have 1 80mm fan blowing on NB area, and running prime for an hour with A/C off for 3 hours prior, I was getting 55c on the cpu and 48c on the NB. Works pretty good. Idling at 32c cpu, 42c NB, 36c SB @ 4GHz.
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One thing that's been bothering me if any of you could answer. With PC Probe, when I leave my computer at the locked welcome screen. Like you press [Windows]+L, anyway; before it never caused my computer to get hot.

When I do it now, normally the CPU is about 30, if I leave it on there for long enough, I come back with it at 50ish. Pretty annoying. I wonder if it's turning the fans off or something. While I'd normally use Speedfan to record the logs, I don't seem to have anything like that to do the same thing.

What do you guys think?
I haven't seen that behavior. That is strange. You mention PC Probe, does that mean you're not getting that behavior when PC Probe is not turned off?
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Ahh a response. Thank you nwallman. I wasn't sure anyone saw it.

I imagine the behavior is the same regardless. It's just that with PC Probe on, it actually reports numbers.

Another odd thing that happens is, well knowing how the system automatically turns the monitor off after 15 minutes, the entire system now wants to go off after 15 minutes. Even while watching a movie. So without activity from the mouse or keyboard, the screen shuts off, the audio shuts off, and I have to shake the mouse or press the keyboard and wait for it to reactivate.

This same effect happens when I'm playing a game that uses a controller. I think I have an idea of what it may be, but it's pretty annoying right now.

Side notes, I'm using the 0905 bios. The system has cool n quiet enabled with all of those power saving features. I think the reason why it's all turning off like that has to do with that EPU deal. Something about "Preparing the system for S5 when inactive" or something. I think it's assuming the system inactive while it obviously is not. Similar to when I leave the computer idling while playing music, and after some time, all the audio stops and I have to again move the mouse.

I'm going to disable that epu thing right now and run a test, but hopefully I can figure out why it's getting so hot at the welcome screen.
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