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Something i didn't understand when installing the H50, was why i couldn't use the stock back plate that came with the crosshair IV, but i went with what the manual said, regardless. Perhaps one day i'll change it if someone convinces me otherwise, it isn't that big of a hassle. Oh, forgot to give you a cpuz\\prime95\\everest shot of what im running atm. Still tinkering

What I found when I moved the H50 over to the Crosshair IV is that the stock back plate on the Crosshair has shorter screw risers then some of my other MB's and this makes it a little harder to install. When I have to take the cooler off again I will replace it with either the one Corsair sent or a spare plate I have with the taller screw riser.
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Since so many of you are reporting temperature issues with the NB and SB on this board I figured I would take a look at mine before I install it.


So after removing the heatsink this is what I found.

NorthBridge. Notice there isn't any thermal material on it? (sorry this one is a bit blurred)



Here is the contact point on the heatsink, obviously never made contact.



I sure am glad I decided to check it out.
Here is the south bridge, it appears to have made decent contact.




Here is the entire assembly for a better idea of what you are looking at.




...aaand here's the problem, well part of it anyway.



It looks as though the hole for that support isn't tapped straight or deep enough. I found some aluminum from the drilling process in the hole. I used a small drill bit to clean it out. I also measured the standoffs they used to mount the heat sink.


The brass standoff on the left was on the SB, the aluminum on the right is from the NB.
After cleaning the hole I reinstalled the aluminum standoff and still didn't get full contact so I used a metal file to shave it down to the same height as the SB standoffs.

Here is the contact on the NB after I did that



Seems to have fixed the issue. Oh and btw, that yellow funk is paraffin wax. It was a pita to remove but I got it all and replaced it with OCZ Freeze.

I won't be able to tell what my temps are after doing this for another week or so(until my parts get here) but I'm confident they will be much better than what they would have been otherwise.
Edited by bavarianblessed - 5/16/10 at 6:42pm
post #623 of 13131
can you use a mobo standoff instead?
just wondering
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can you use a mobo standoff instead?
just wondering
That was my first idea, however in the big bag of standoffs and screws that I have none were short enough or they didn't have the right threading. Not to mention the screw that matched the standoff is much smaller in diameter on the ASUS standoff.
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That was my first idea, however in the big bag of standoffs and screws that I have none were short enough or they didn't have the right threading. Not to mention the screw that matched the standoff is much smaller in diameter on the ASUS standoff.
guess its official management at asus sucks
or quality control
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That was my first idea, however in the big bag of standoffs and screws that I have none were short enough or they didn't have the right threading. Not to mention the screw that matched the standoff is much smaller in diameter on the ASUS standoff.
Wow, what a day huh?
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hopefully they come out with asus rog crosshair iv formula v2

n in super tiny font saying

WE FIXED THE NORTHBRIDGE
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NorthBridge. Notice there isn't any thermal material on it? (sorry this one is a bit blurred)



Here is the contact point on the heatsink, obviously never made contact.




This is exactly how mine looked, did the same fix as you and my NB temp hasn’t gone over 41c since
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im not having the issue at all but after seeing this im going to see what some ocz thermal does for my overclocking wow asus really needs to step it up with there management
    
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im not having the issue at all but after seeing this im going to see what some ocz thermal does for my overclocking wow asus really needs to step it up with there management
I believe you eventually will have the same issue, My NB temp seemed OK 3 weeks ago, within the last week temp has risen 10c with no changes to bios settings. I know it sounds odd...... you would think temps would be in range or above average but mine seem to be steadily increasing as days go by.

So if we fix board ourselves we void warranty? And if we RMA at this current time we may end up with another defective board. I might wait it out to see if ASUS come out with a revised edition SOON, then RMA.

BTW, I posted the issue in the ASUS C4F NB thread linking back to here and bavarianblessed detailed post. Nice presentation bavarianblessed and thanks for the detailed pics.
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