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Hey,

everybody here would like to know the answer for your first question. So far ASUS didn't mention when or even if they releasing the Extreme version. But we all are hoping it will some time soon.

Answering Your second question, there is NO SLI support on the CH4 Formula. It only supports CrossFire. Don't know about the Extreme, somebody here mentioned couple days ago that it will have a LUCID chip on it ... which a step up from what Formula has to offer. Who knows, maybe they will throw in a SLI compatibility
ugh that just killed it for me on changing my system, need sli instead of crossfire
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Is the Nbridge on the crosshair formula always high 82c or do i have a missed up mobo. I am using 932 case.
Quality control has gonea bit south with Asus lately.

My northbridge was running at 55'C idle and 64'C load.

I had to change the thermal compound out and also chnage the little pieces the screws go into from the southbridge heatsink to the northbridge heatsink so it made better contact.

My northbridge was barely touching the heatsink.

now it's 39-41'C idle and 44-45'C load.


AND yes 82'C is killer high, your mobo will be done soon unless you correct the problem fast.
    
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hm can someone try that sli thing on the board from the nvidia section?
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Is the Nbridge on the crosshair formula always high 82c or do i have a missed up mobo. I am using 932 case.
mine is around ~50 C @idle the last time I checked. I'll check again once I get my new GPU...no pc atm lol

@mrtooshort: how is the heatsink on the nb attached? I could take a look but...this is easier is it just plain screws that I take out, then apply thermal paste on the nb and put the heatsink back on it?
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mine is around ~50 C @idle the last time I checked. I'll check again once I get my new GPU...no pc atm lol

@mrtooshort: how is the heatsink on the nb attached? I could take a look but...this is easier is it just plain screws that I take out, then apply thermal paste on the nb and put the heatsink back on it?
arent they just screws im saying this based on newegg pics
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I had to return my first crosshair iv lasty week cause the NB was running way hot, sometimes unable to get passed the POST screen with an "NB overtempt" error... this new one has the NB running at 50C or so...

After doing some research on the issue it definetly seems like an issue Asus has for w/e reason, seems one way to fix the issue is to reseat the heatsink and use a different TIM, as well as adding rubber washers to the screws on the back on the heatsink...
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How easy if it to take out the heatsink for the NB anyhow, i've read it can be a pain to get the rubber cushion that they use...one dude went and ripped his chipset right out of the socket trying to do it, if its not too much of an issue i definitely would love to change the TIM...

on a sidenote what is the better TIM MX3 or AS5?
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on a sidenote what is the better TIM MX3 or AS5?
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalo...th=39_&mID=274

Here is a comparison chart.

Anyway, I'll try to take off the NB heatsink tomorrow or so...let's hope I don't mess it up and waste $230
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try some ic7 diamond
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