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post #3901 of 13132
You guys need to separate the Heatsinks and check the indentations on the stock TIM.

If there isn't any contact then you need to perform the fix. It's REALLY easy.
  1. Take file lay it on flat surface
  2. Take NB standoff and place female end flat against file
  3. Begin
  4. Use SB standoff for comparison
  5. When standoffs are similar in length remount standoff
  6. Do it again to the untouched NB standoff
  7. Remount the heat sink, using the stock TIM to check for coverage
  8. Remove and check stock TIM.
  9. When satisfactory cut out the indented TIM leaving a "box" on the NB & SB heatsinks
  10. Apply small bit of fresh TIM to the heatsinks in the boxes just a dot worth no more
  11. Remount the heatsink.
  12. Finished

15 minutes work and all finished. Just make sure not to get TIM on the exposed contacts on the NB. The SB has some sort of protective cover on it so it's not super important not to overload the TIM. In any event only use an amount no bigger than the head of a small brad pin on both heatsinks.

Either that or contact Asus and see if they would send you a pair of SB standoffs. Which means downtime anyway.

Please though, do the fix. Once you do it you'll be like "Oooooooooooh I get it" and you'll have the satisfaction of not having to spend money to have your Board RMA'ed. I spent $11 having my 1st one RMA'ed for unrelated reasons. Had I known exactly what the issue was before hand I would have saved myself the expense.

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post #3902 of 13132
My NB is 1.4V and never hit 45C when load! I think the heat generated on your Video Card affect the temperature of your NB.
My GPU is water-cooled. Tomorrow I'll know if my NB temp will goes up when I swap the new Asus ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5.
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post #3903 of 13132
yup, on stock cooler, my fermis where causing my nb temps to go up. the moment I got them on water, temps dropped about 5-8.

Man all these nb temps issues and concerns. Asus should include a nb water block like some board manufactures, such as Foxconn's bloodrage and Gigabytes crappy but thoughtful water block.
post #3904 of 13132
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Originally Posted by Rian View Post
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.
You got some serious problems there man, and nothing that a littel fan is gonna take care of. You gotta remount that HSF, that is crazy hot. Make sure you didnt leave a finger print on the IHS or the bottom of the sink cuz that oil from your fingers will burn that $hit up man
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post #3905 of 13132
My new board has just arrived via ASUS advanced RMA/Fed-EX overnight. Off to try out the 965BE.
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My new board has just arrived via ASUS advanced RMA/Fed-EX overnight. Off to try out the 965BE.
You gonna mount that one on the ceiling to? Crazy bastard
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post #3907 of 13132
I doubt it, but it may eventually be done. If you want to see how it's currently setup look here

EDIT: the new board works...and the freezer trick fixed my bad memory module too....WHOOOOHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I'm going to like this 965BE. 3.4GHz out of the box.
Edited by ny_driver - 8/27/10 at 8:31am
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post #3908 of 13132
No Bulldozer for the Crosshair IV, going to have to get a new AM3+ sockett motherboard if you want to use Bulldozer, sucks
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Too bad they don't make socket adapters to move up one socket level, like aftermarket manufactures used to make RAM estensions back in the day. thank god nobody makes those anymore though.

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