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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

If they do that I might sell my C3...but I really love my C3..and that will be hard
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thanks for the info mrtooshort, squirrel, Napophis + k. I am either going to pay the retailer to install it i have been frustrated with this mobo. bad luck that's all it is but this is my first build whyyyyyyy me lol all i can do is laugh about it. Hopefully my next mobo resolves my problems.
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If they do that I might sell my C3...but I really love my C3..and that will be hard
i would take it off your hands but i rather get the extreme
plus i dont like the sound card thing lol
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quick question, is it really necassary to put so much on it? here are some pix:







as you can see their is a huge amount of paste on the heatsink. is it sufficient as long as that small rectangular area on the nb is covered with TIM?

edit: how the heck do i get that yellow TIM off?! q tips and alcohol are useless against that.. :/
Edited by Squirrel - 5/9/10 at 7:58pm
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post #455 of 13131
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quick question, is it really necassary to put so much on it? here are some pix:

...

as you can see their is a huge amount of paste on the heatsink. is it sufficient as long as that small rectangular area on the nb is covered with TIM?

edit: how the heck do i get that yellow TIM off?! q tips and alcohol are useless against that.. :/
Just need to make sure the small square\
ectangle has a thin layer as it is what produces the heat.
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quick question, is it really necassary to put so much on it? here are some pix:







as you can see their is a huge amount of paste on the heatsink. is it sufficient as long as that small rectangular area on the nb is covered with TIM?

edit: how the heck do i get that yellow TIM off?! q tips and alcohol are useless against that.. :/
are you sure thats not like a pad?
try some arctic clean?
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Don't think it's a pad, it's removable with something remotely sharp (my nails ). After that the alcohol seems to be working.
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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?
Yeah just screws on the back of the board, remove those and the whole one peice heatsink comes off.

I used a razor blade to remove the Asus crap gunk from the heatsink and used AS5.

On the chip itself I just used a baby blanket with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol and rubbed it off, also using my nail to scrap aswell.

Sorry for the late reply, glad you figured it out Squirrel
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For the first few days my NB temp was around mid 40's c but today I noticed it creeping up around 67c. After I removed the heat sync I found no contact at all with the chip, screws were tight to. Now It's down to 48 c, first my MSI board now this one.
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Got to mess around with a retail 1090T and the Crosshair. Memory side of things are very strong with these combinations! I found the 1:4 ratio to be the best at handling NB Freq. and Ram speed. I did try the 3:8 and NB freq. suffered a lot. Approximately about 700mhz of difference.

I recommend the 1:4 for this board if your ram can do it. I haven't played with the board much but I'll be doing some more testing later this evening before I go ln2 mid-week on it.


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