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Get hold of Tater Tot. He has a link to all your answers on the 955/965 conundrum.

I'm still kinda new to this level of OC'ing CPUs'. I just know what I've read that 955 BE has more headroom. If I remember correctly, 965 BE was offered as an upgraded 955 BE in clock speed.

955 BE being 3.2
965 BE being 3.6

The way I read(present tense) it, other than clock speeds being different they're basically the same CPU. Which is why people recommend 955BE over 965 BE.

There is nothing wrong with 965, and imho it's worth the money you paid over the 955 BE, but with this level of MoBo(or other boards like Crosshair IV) I can get 3.6 in my sleep. Pretty much did that already. Though I need to get hold of some solid Benchs' to stress test my OCs'. I have not a single Bench. I just play whatever intensive game I have with browser window open behind it. I got to and ran 3.8 for 4 hours while playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. :CoP at Max settings on 1920x1080 with 8 safari tabs open and running iTunes in the background.

No BSoD and ran stable the entire time. Only reason I backed out of it was cause my NB was creeping up way too high for my taste and didn't have the NB fix done yet. Now it is and I'll be aiming for 4.0 next after some milk run 3.6 and 3.8 OCs'.

Of course some may feel that my OCs' are milk runs due to no Benchies.

~Ceadder

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So are you saying that I could potentially OC 200MHz further because of the lower stock clocks, or are you implying the 955 is a better chip?

I did my research and decided that the difference between them is no greater than the difference between an Opty 180 and Opty 185.

965s are binned higher for a reason, period. Although I'm sure some 955s do just as well or better than some 965s. I'd be interested to see proof otherwise so I can have another good reason to kick myself in the ass.
$12 more for a higher binned chip seems very worth it to me.

Edited by Ceadderman - 8/26/10 at 4:46pm
 
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Hey everyone. I would just like to thank you guys VERY much.
I have always been lurking around this forum, and one day I saw this thread.
I was in the process of buying a new system, and this thread has helped me out A LOT.

I would probably have used an extreme amount of time, figuring out why my NB temp was 62 in bios (which it was at first boot) - if I hadn't found this thread in advance.

So thanks, everyone here

BTW: I'm still amazed that Asus haven't recalled the boards or something drastic. If I hadn't been a lurker here, I could've might as well had toasted my current MB. = Money loss for both me & Asus. Strange....
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Hey everyone. I would just like to thank you guys VERY much.
I have always been lurking around this forum, and one day I saw this thread.
I was in the process of buying a new system, and this thread has helped me out A LOT.

I would probably have used an extreme amount of time, figuring out why my NB temp was 62 in bios (which it was at first boot) - if I hadn't found this thread in advance.

So thanks, everyone here

BTW: I'm still amazed that Asus haven't recalled the boards or something drastic. If I hadn't been a lurker here, I could've might as well had toasted my current MB. = Money loss for both me & Asus. Strange....
So did you pull off the NB heatsink?? Or just get some fans on it?
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I filed down the screw-holders @ NB, removed the "bee-wax", added thermalpaste to NB+SB, and replaced the cooling for my GPU, with one 140mm fan blowing at both GPU's, which indirectly blows air over both the NB & SB now -Talk about added bonuses

NB/SB bios idle temps before: 62/50 celsius. 143/122 fahrenheit.
NB/SB bios idle temps after: 36/32 celsius. 97/87 fahrenheit.

Almost half of when I recieved the board. Low enough to make me think about overclocking the system - just to gain that extra 20% I know it can give me
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holy fudge! i just downloaded probe on new system checked NB ... 77 degree celsius

all i got open is chrome...
btw SB is at 42 C

Is it voiding warranty filing screw holders and replace heat paste?

edit: BIOS said 86C!!!!
i guess im back to my crap box until i have time to fix it
Edited by aSilva - 8/26/10 at 8:07pm
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@ aSilva

I think it has been debated back and forth. If and ONLY if the crew notices new thermal paste you will risk that your warranty will be voided. After all, its THEIR mistake that the NB does not touch the heatsink AT ALL (in my case, and probably yours). If you use the old paste, you will not void warranty, BUT your NB/SB temps will probably not have improved greatly. (Or is this mysterious yellow goo actually a good heat dissipant? Then why haven't we seen it used elsewhere )

I would recommend changing the TIM/heat paste though.

Just a quick fact: I filed the NB screws down about 1 mm, to match the SB ones exactly. But you should use a precise measuring-tool if you want it done right.

If you replace the TIM completely, I recommend using a sharp "surgical" knife for the ear-wax yellow stuff. Then clean off with isopropyl-alcohol/ArticClean @ both NB, SB and heatsinks. Lastly, add a half rice-grain (1mm size), and replace the heatsink carefully - remember to rock the heatsink back and forth, and to push down hard on NB and SB area, to optimize heat transfer
Edited by levorto - 8/26/10 at 8:19pm
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holy fudge! i just downloaded probe on new system checked NB ... 77 degree celsius

all i got open is chrome...
btw SB is at 42 C

Is it voiding warranty filing screw holders and replace heat paste?

edit: BIOS said 86C!!!!
i guess im back to my crap box until i have time to fix it
ouch, do you have newest bios? they helped my temps a bit, but I was no where near the temps your getting. If you haven't done the standoff and tim fixes I think your better off doing rma, I've been hearing great temps w/ revision 2, its possible you might have rev. 1 or a bad board from the factory. good luck bud
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I've got Revision 2 and both boards had the NB heat issue. So I don't believe that it makes much of a difference which Revision it is unless they get another Revision out there. Which I'm not sure whether or not they have anything higher than 2.

Basically it just boils down to dumb luck. Either you have a board that will behave itself or you have a board that you have to sweet talk into behaving.

I thought just separating and refreshing the TIM would get it, since some people did that. But for me that was only half the issue. Now I have the other half done.

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thnx for the help levorto, i might actually do that but.... ill explain
wermad- i dont have latest bios.. but im sure even if i do get it wont go down that much.. i have replaced tims and messed with heatsinks before in other pcs and consoles but never north/southbridge heat sinks...

how long is the RMA process? anyone have any idea?

because in 20 days i have to ship this pc... so i would like to have the mobo before then... if it takes more than 15 days i feel that ill have to learn and do the procedure mentioned by levorto even if it takes voiding warranty...
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Originally Posted by aSilva View Post
holy fudge! i just downloaded probe on new system checked NB ... 77 degree celsius

all i got open is chrome...
btw SB is at 42 C

Is it voiding warranty filing screw holders and replace heat paste?

edit: BIOS said 86C!!!!
i guess im back to my crap box until i have time to fix it
Pahaha, you think thats bad?? IM KILLING MY CHIP,

Idle this baby will be on 92c and load will hit 95c, Rarely gets to the threshold for shutting down anymore though ever since i turned the back case fan around. I need to sand. Soon.
   
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