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i have done it. It can be replaced. But dont remember the details.
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turk-fx. What do you mean by VTT? I found two similar things in my bios
RAM VTT and CPU VDD. Ram VTT won't allow me to add more than 1.266V
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can the tim be replace on this board and has anyone done it?
yes and yes. its not bad. i had ver 1.0 of this board and it died (the problem was in the 1st gen not all of the heatsink made contact with the power caps) rma'd it (msi was great through the process, despite many people complain about it) got my new board in a week...

even though the new board was v.1.1, i took the heatsink off, cleaned it with AS purifier and put AS5 on it...flashed the bios to 1.7 and it hasn't missed a beat since. in almost a month of 24/7 folding with a 1090T at 4.24 i've not had any problems.

edit: a way to check if the heatsink isn't making proper contact is to run a stress test until your system heats up. restart the computer and go to the bios asap. go to hardware monitor and dr.mos monitor and make sure all the temps are about the same. if the first and last are lower, then the middle of the heatsink isn't making good contact. (also this can be due to over-tightening your cpu cooler, which will bow the board, in which case the center caps won't make solid contact with the heatsink).
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yes and yes. its not bad. i had ver 1.0 of this board and it died (the problem was in the 1st gen not all of the heatsink made contact with the power caps) rma'd it (msi was great through the process, despite many people complain about it) got my new board in a week...

even though the new board was v.1.1, i took the heatsink off, cleaned it with AS purifier and put AS5 on it...flashed the bios to 1.7 and it hasn't missed a beat since. in almost a month of 24/7 folding with a 1090T at 4.24 i've not had any problems.

edit: a way to check if the heatsink isn't making proper contact is to run a stress test until your system heats up. restart the computer and go to the bios asap. go to hardware monitor and dr.mos monitor and make sure all the temps are about the same. if the first and last are lower, then the middle of the heatsink isn't making good contact. (also this can be due to over-tightening your cpu cooler, which will bow the board, in which case the center caps won't make solid contact with the heatsink).
Did you replace the thermal pad on the VRMs (beside the NB) with thermal paste? How did you get past the issue of NB being higher than the VRMs?
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Did you replace the thermal pad on the VRMs (beside the NB) with thermal paste? How did you get past the issue of NB being higher than the VRMs?
im not sure what you're asking. the nb isn't higher than the vrm's and the heatsink has a large flat spot for the nb and a cut out part for the vrms

here is a link to a page that has a pic of the vrm and nb without the heatsink (figure 8). i can't link the photo because apparently stealing images is a crime

here you can see the changes in the heatsink to fit exactly on all the components



if your tmpin2 is fine in amd overdrive and your drmos temps are all fine and roughly equal in the bios then you should be getting good contact... my first board was reporting tempin2 at like almost 70 at overclock. i asked msi and they said the board could handle up to 90... then it died and i got a new one. my temp now on tempin2 stays at about 51-60max at full load and its fine.

as far as i can tell tempin1 is the cpu socket, tempin2 is the nb, and tempin3 is the sb... just my estimation im not 100% on that. but the cpu core temps report about 7-10 degrees on the low side, so you want to go by the socket cpu temp instead. hope all this helps, let me know if you have more questions. if you want pictures, i can switch over to windows and take some screenshots (its folding -bigadv on ubuntu atm)

edit number 2: if you are using the green power where is lowers the cpu phase, then all of the temps in drmos won't be the same. because thats how it saves power, it shuts some of those phases when the cpu doesn't need to draw more power than can be carried through one or two. however, if you're overclocking then you probably have the green power off and all four stay open. just saying in case somebody was only running one cpu phase and saw the different temps and freaked out.
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Did you replace the thermal pad on the VRMs (beside the NB) with thermal paste? How did you get past the issue of NB being higher than the VRMs?
i do that.thermal paste way more better...
also, i added some fan... scavenge from my cracked Vizo ram cooler.
this setup can hold Dr Mos temperature between 35'C - 45'C.i assumed it was great considering my ambient room was stupidly hot ( above 25'C for sure )
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Is there a reason why you guys didn't go the Asus IV Crosshair route?

I'm wondering if I should sell the MSI 890FXA-GD70 I just bought and get the Asus for a 1055T. The price difference is about $90 for me. Any input?
    
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i used both, my asus died in 31 days. it has poor northbridge contact. it does just little better OC, that`s all. It is not worth $90 more.
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I have had both. The MSI maintains a better temperature and has a better PCI/E organization for my particular setup. The soundcard on the ASUS is misleading. While it most likely does not apply to you, MSI has better support for the OCZ Revodrive. ASUS has ignored Revodrive support on the Formula for many months and has probably still not fixed the problem. The numerous fan headers on the ASUS are nice but I eventually got two touch screen fan contollers and they work better and offer more control. You might get slightly better overclocking with ASUS but is it noticable outside of a benchmark? The Extreme offers an Intel ethernet controller which is desirable. The MSI has given me less trouble.
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Thanks for the insight guys.

@Turk, I thought the MSI board has bad contact as well b/c I've been reading about them catching on fire.
    
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