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I was thinking of ordering a IV (and AMD x6) but read a lot of reviews on newegg about loose parts and overheating NB. So I was thinking of going with the less appealing (dont like the PCI layout at all) III.

So without reading thru 90+ pages.. how is the IV working out?
Lol you're missing out on SATA 6gbs and USB 3.0 Did you receive the board yet? Make sure to have a spare AMD CPU ready cause the X6 wont work out of the box with the CHIII I believe.

But just out of curiosity, what loose parts were mentioned? So far there's nothing loose and I haven't heard about anything.
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@Foxy doesn't sign me up to this club.
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C4F is dead, time to RMA. Glad it didn't void the warrant fixing the NB issue myself.
Not sure what caused the failure. MB wont boot past the CPU initialization. Will be using MSI 980FX until i get C4F back from ASUS.
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The NB cooling cooler block is what was mentioned. But reading through here it's easily seen that it's not that big a deal if you make sure it's not loose and is in proper contact with the NB. Have to kind of expect minor issues with a new platform.

So nobody can answer my question about AS Ceramique? I only want to know because I have a 22 oz. tube of the stuff. I'm getting a tube of Shin-Etsu for my H50 cause that comes with a fairly thick coating from Corsair and it's going to be cleaned off and the cooler lapped. So just would like to know if I should use the Shin-Etsu or if the AS Ceramique is fine for this application?

@Naturecannon; Dude that sucks. Hope they get it resolved for you in a timely manner.

~Ceadder

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Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
Lol you're missing out on SATA 6gbs and USB 3.0 Did you receive the board yet? Make sure to have a spare AMD CPU ready cause the X6 wont work out of the box with the CHIII I believe.

But just out of curiosity, what loose parts were mentioned? So far there's nothing loose and I haven't heard about anything.
 
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The NB cooling cooler block is what was mentioned. But reading through here it's easily seen that it's not that big a deal if you make sure it's not loose and is in proper contact with the NB. Have to kind of expect minor issues with a new platform.

So nobody can answer my question about AS Ceramique? I only want to know because I have a 22 oz. tube of the stuff. I'm getting a tube of Shin-Etsu for my H50 cause that comes with a fairly thick coating from Corsair and it's going to be cleaned off and the cooler lapped. So just would like to know if I should use the Shin-Etsu or if the AS Ceramique is fine for this application?

@Naturecannon; Dude that sucks. Hope they get it resolved for you in a timely manner.

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i say use the shin etsu
arctic silver and their stuff is old news
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The NB cooling cooler block is what was mentioned. But reading through here it's easily seen that it's not that big a deal if you make sure it's not loose and is in proper contact with the NB. Have to kind of expect minor issues with a new platform.

So nobody can answer my question about AS Ceramique? I only want to know because I have a 22 oz. tube of the stuff. I'm getting a tube of Shin-Etsu for my H50 cause that comes with a fairly thick coating from Corsair and it's going to be cleaned off and the cooler lapped. So just would like to know if I should use the Shin-Etsu or if the AS Ceramique is fine for this application?

@Naturecannon; Dude that sucks. Hope they get it resolved for you in a timely manner.

~Ceadder
DONT clean it off of the H50. It has Shin Etsu pre applied on it. Use it first and then once you take it for maintainance or something, reapply it. It's a waste to clean off the pre applied TIM on the H50.
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@Naturecannon; Dude that sucks. Hope they get it resolved for you in a timely manner.

~Ceadder
its ok, to be expected I guess, just hope I dont happen again. Gives me a chance to try a few other boards while I wait for the RMA process. Will give the MSI 890FX a try for 2 weeks (local retail return period deadline) then try another MB until ASUS comes back home to daddy .

Worst thing about it is I had my case setup perfect, cable management etc... Have entire case torn down again after testing every thing while trying to discover the issue.
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Heh, that's why I use twist ties for my cable management. If I have to do something that requires unplugging everything it's already separated and ready to go when I replace it.

But I hear ya. That has always been my one gripe about something going *poof*

I'm making my order this coming week. Got my funding so I'm in like Flynn. Good timing too since this board I've been product testing has a bad SATA connection. It has taken out two drives now. The first one we didn't know it was the MoBo, just chalked it up to being an LG drive. Not a big fan of theirs so it was easy to find fault with it. But then my brand new 24BT1 drive failed on the DVD side. We plugged(tested after being on mine) it into my brothers system and yup drive is bad and it had been working fine before hand. So I have a micro ATX to RMA.

But having been a ASUS user for over a decade without incident, it was time to have one I guess.

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Worst thing about it is I had my case setup perfect, cable management etc... Have entire case torn down again after testing every thing while trying to discover the issue.
@Squirrel, I wouldn't be removing the TIM of the H50 if it was a reasonable amount. But we both know that it's pretty thick to begin with. And as cheap as this stuff is, I don't mind cleaning it off (have to anyway to Lap the cooling surface) and reapplying it.

~Ceadder
Edited by Ceadderman - 5/28/10 at 4:23am
 
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anyone have an idea when the ch4 extreme gonna hit the market?
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anyone have an idea when the ch4 extreme gonna hit the market?
funny, i was just about to ask this...
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