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Poll Results: Do you prefer the new OCN?

 
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post #5281 of 6481
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Originally Posted by jetpak12 View Post

Mayonnaise actually works better. wink.gif
But toothpaste isn't too bad either, as long as you don't use chocolate. tongue.gif

Actually, I've spent my afternoon staring at the underside of my cooling block and my processor, scratching my head a while, until finally figuring out - ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED - why I'm having heat problems.

It's because I didn't use DARK chocolate for my TIM.

No no... actually... it's because the H100 cooler is completely and totally incompatible with the Rampage Formula motherboard. It's a testament to the cooling capacity of the H100 that it functioned safely AT ALL.

Here, take a look at some pics.
H100 and Rampage Formula get an F for playing well with others... (Click to show)

When I removed the Cooling block and found about 75% of the TIM totally untouched, I knew we had a serious problem.

450

And it took me just a bit of fiddling to figure out that the block is too big for this 775 board. Although it is mean to be usable with a 775 board, ASUS has taken the liberty of putting some capacitors (I think they're capacitors anyway...) right next to the chip. Can you see the dents going all the way across?

450

So. This block does NOT work on the Rampage Formula board, unless I'm really, really stupid and just have screwed something up beyond belief.

And now I'll be heading down to Fry's in a bit to buy a new board, ram, and cpu. mad.gif
Edited by RedStapler - 2/20/12 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by RedStapler View Post

Actually, I've spent my afternoon staring at the underside of my cooling block and my processor, scratching my head a while, until finally figuring out - ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED - why I'm having heat problems.

It's because I didn't use DARK chocolate for my TIM.

No no... actually... it's because the H100 cooler is completely and totally incompatible with the Rampage Formula motherboard. It's a testament to the cooling capacity of the H100 that it functioned safely AT ALL.

Here, take a look at some pics.
H100 and Rampage Formula get an F for playing well with others... (Click to show)

When I removed the Cooling block and found about 75% of the TIM totally untouched, I knew we had a serious problem.

450

And it took me just a bit of fiddling to figure out that the block is too big for this 775 board. Although it is mean to be usable with a 775 board, ASUS has taken the liberty of putting some capacitors (I think they're capacitors anyway...) right next to the chip. Can you see the dents going all the way across?

450

So. This block does NOT work on the Rampage Formula board, unless I'm really, really stupid and just have screwed something up beyond belief.

And now I'll be heading down to Fry's in a bit to buy a new board, ram, and cpu. mad.gif

Holy cow! eek.gif I knew something had to be wrong, but I never would have guessed that.

Is the board shot, or are you just going with a completely new rig?
post #5283 of 6481
I don't think the board is shot, but with a row of dents along those little metal dealies next to my CPU, I'm reluctant to set up my system on this board again. If one of the little metal things goes all sparky, who knows what gear might get fried, right? Soooo... that means it's time for a new board, and since I was going to buy an ASUS P8Z68 V Pro Gen 3 board anyway I figure now's the time.

I COULD, in theory, go ahead and set up my 8600 in the Maximus 2 Formula board we have here, but I don't know if the H100 cooler will have any problems with that board or not. Doing so would put cheaper components on the Rampage Formula board, so that if they got lost, they'd be less expensive to replace, but I'd still have to come up with a cooling solution for it as the stock fan is just not even worth bothering with, and that's what's covering the chip in the max2form board. (This just means I'll have to replace the fan in the v60 cooler, which I intended to do as well when I made the change to Ivy Bridge.)

But doing all that, just to save myself a few bucks and delay the purchase of my next board, at this point, seems silly. Of course, I'm going to have to buy a 2500k to go in it, and then I'll have to change up to an Ivy Bridge chip later, and sell the 2500k I guess. But hey, buying new computer parts isn't the end of the world, and like I say, it was planned for a couple months from now anyway. Seems like now's the time instead.
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@ RedStapler
Yeah I see what you mean. Sad to see a Maximus II board go down like that. frown.gif

If you're going to get a Z68 board now and want to wait for Ivy Bridge, consider going cheap and getting a Pentium G620 or an i3-2100 to tide you over.

The i3-2100 generally outperforms an overclocked Core 2 Duo, despite the lower clock rate and inability to overclock. (Link)
post #5285 of 6481
Well, this board is the Rampage Formula. The Maximus 2 Formula is what will be getting the e8600 as soon as I'm done putting together the new rig I'm buying tonight. I'll put the v60 cooler on it with a new fan, and call it good.

It's absurd to think it, but the H100 contacted my e8600 directly, cooling block to CPU, what, at best, along the one edge of the CPU, right? No plate to plate contact, just 25% TIM contact. Otherwise the chip was exposed to air. eek.gif

Hmm... I think that might have something to do with why the temps liked to jump up real fast after a certain level. Jesus damn.

Anyway, I don't intend to dispose of the board or anything. I might as well use it while it functions. I just don't want anything of excessive value in it.. things like my Samsung 830 and that sexy video card of mine... just don't want anything getting fried because a little piece of my motherboard finally went all zappy.
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It's apprently just not my day. I went to Fry's and they didn't have the board they told me over the phone was in stock. So I'm without my PC now. frown.gif Order from newegg tomorrow, overnight, have it Weds evening I guess. BOOOOOOO.
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Corsair sure has done terrible job with these post H-70 hydro cpu coolers... like their faulty high performance flash drives... outsourcing too much. doh.gif I was a victim.

 

 


Edited by ocman - 2/20/12 at 8:36pm
     
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Corsair sure has done terrible job with these post H-70 hydro cpu coolers... like their faulty high performance flash drives... outsourcing too much. doh.gif I was a victim.

 

 


Well, I'm just sort of amazed that I didn't notice it when I was putting it in, but as you can see, it did cause some damage to those little electronic bits. I dunno if they are unsafe to use at this point, but they sure couldn't have been helped by the whole experience. I don't imagine their connections to the mobo have been strengthened by the process either. helpinghand.gif

Good thing it was only fingertip tight or so... I still can't believe I got such good cooling from so little contact. I'm not sure what Corsair could have done better in this case, but the cooler and the board are definitely not able to work together. That's certain.
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oh no! that does suck frown.gif I googled "H100 P5Q" since the caps are positioned similarly on the P5Q boards and found some Corsair forum links confirming it doesn't work on P5Q series boards either. It's unfortunate Corsair had to make the H100 block so freaking ginormous :\

Anyway, don't worry about the board acting up, solid state caps are rugged. They won't go bad on you from such minor, cosmetic damage.
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Well, this board is the Rampage Formula. The Maximus 2 Formula is what will be getting the e8600 as soon as I'm done putting together the new rig I'm buying tonight. I'll put the v60 cooler on it with a new fan, and call it good.

It's absurd to think it, but the H100 contacted my e8600 directly, cooling block to CPU, what, at best, along the one edge of the CPU, right? No plate to plate contact, just 25% TIM contact. Otherwise the chip was exposed to air. eek.gif

Hmm... I think that might have something to do with why the temps liked to jump up real fast after a certain level. Jesus damn.

Anyway, I don't intend to dispose of the board or anything. I might as well use it while it functions. I just don't want anything of excessive value in it.. things like my Samsung 830 and that sexy video card of mine... just don't want anything getting fried because a little piece of my motherboard finally went all zappy.

Ah, ok. Got it. smile.gif Pretty amazing that it did as well as it did, all things considered.
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oh no! that does suck frown.gif I googled "H100 P5Q" since the caps are positioned similarly on the P5Q boards and found some Corsair forum links confirming it doesn't work on P5Q series boards either. It's unfortunate Corsair had to make the H100 block so freaking ginormous :\

Anyway, don't worry about the board acting up, solid state caps are rugged. They won't go bad on you from such minor, cosmetic damage.

Yeah, its a little strange after making the H50/H70 small enough. Who knows why they did what they did...

And I agree with Petrol. I would probably still use the board myself, except that I don't have a second awesome 775 board laying around like you do. wink.gif
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