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Running air conditioner now. Room temperature is allegedly 23°C (down from 30°C, lol), but Northbridge is still 55°C and Southbridge is 47°C while IDLE.

This board is lame.

Phenom 965 at 40°C with stock cooler. Motherboard at 42°C.
post #2362 of 13131
hey guys, I just exchanged my MSI 890fx for the CHIV. I have to say its a real beauty have not yet gotten a chance to explore oc w/ this board, still installing drivers. Please add me to the club, thanks.

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Congrats werm, you're gonna love this board. Are you going to water cool this one too or are you Air for the time being?

If you're air, might I suggest that separating the heatsinks and checking the TIM coverage is in order? If you have good enough coverage from the stock TIM then cut out the indented portions and replace that with some fresh Enthusiast TIM of minimal amounts. I've done it twice now and haven't had that NB temp rear its ugly little head.

~Ceadder





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hey guys, I just exchanged my MSI 890fx for the CHIV. I have to say its a real beauty have not yet gotten a chance to explore oc w/ this board, still installing drivers. Please add me to the club, thanks.

 
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guess ill go reseat it and stuff on friday maybe

how the hell do you boot from disc

i think i have two options
one says asus something something asus is my dvd drive brand also
and the other says something about cdrom

so im confused
im trying to reinstall win7 and it keeps booting to the os on my hd
and i couldn't run my wipedrive cd also
I meant the bolded part. 32 C ambients is extremely hot. Turn on your A/C.
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nb and vreg are stock, bios had nb @ 48c, I just got done putting everything together so Ill redo the tim later . Im using Artic Silver ceramique on the cpu block, idle is 20c, so Im planning on using that if a tim change is recommended. Ill try to unlcock the cores w/ this one, I had no luck w/ the MSI, only a stable oc to 4.0. I was ready to go w/ the Gigabyte 890fx UD7 but Frys had none and only one CHIV left, so I nabbed it . The only thing going for the Gigabyte was the pcie x16 layout, I had reservations about the CHIV, but a little research and some pics w/ no stupid bar code stickers all over the board and the colors finally convinced me this was the right board for me. idle is couple of degrees higher, but I suspect its the new app of tim.
post #2366 of 13131
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I meant the bolded part. 32 C ambients is extremely hot. Turn on your A/C.
oo so no need to redo the nb/sb?
i would like to avoid work
and i dont mind the heat
hell i can just turn another fan to blow in my room

im el cheapo so yea...
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Running air conditioner now. Room temperature is allegedly 23°C (down from 30°C, lol), but Northbridge is still 55°C and Southbridge is 47°C while IDLE. Phenom 965 at 40°C with stock cooler. Motherboard at 42°C.
Gonna have a go at detaching the heatsink assembly next week. I have some Arctic Silver 5 and ArctiClean. Anything else I'll need for the job? I read something about thermal pads for the mosfets. Will Arctic Silver 5 do there too?

I know nothing!
post #2368 of 13131
@GoD... You may not mind the heat but I think that your system does. lol

@Koneko... AS5 will do. However keep in mind that it's a 200 hour TIM. So your temps will most likely not reflect your goal temp if you run your system for 8 straight days. I would suggest AS3 if you have it. Or even some Ceramique, since it's going under a heatsink. The less amount of burn time the better.

The Mosfets don't use anything. They are straight contact to the heatsink. Actually I think that it is just off the Mosfets and cool via heat convection. Allowing the Mosfets to cool themselves via a "Chimney" effect. Do not apply any type of TIM here as it could alter the performance negatively.

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Gonna have a go at detaching the heatsink assembly next week. I have some Arctic Silver 5 and ArctiClean. Anything else I'll need for the job? I read something about thermal pads for the mosfets. Will Arctic Silver 5 do there too?

I know nothing!
Be very careful not to drip AS5 on your board as it is electrically conductive. OCZ Freeze is better and has no cure time, and it's non-conductive too.

Ceramique has only a 20 hour cure time IIRC. I didn't have good luck with it when I had air-cooling(could have just been the cooler), but am using it under my water-block and it works great.
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@GoD... You may not mind the heat but I think that your system does. lol

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so no need to redo it
right ? rright ?

i might turn it on to see how it is with the AC on
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