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I use Arctic MX-2/MX-3 which is a great and easily found non-conductive paste.
Cool thanks. Think that would work well for re-mounting the heatsink?

Cheers and happy Canada day!
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I have done quite a bit of reading on MSI boards and no I am not trying to boost my post count. What I said was just an opinion people can make up their own minds on what motherboard they're going to buy.
There's a difference between an opinion and a rash over-generalization.

And when "opinion" starts to clash with factual evidence, then it become a fallacy which is no longer an opinion.

Stop spreading incorrect assumptions is my point.
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Well, since we can't know the exact failure ratio because only "problematic" boards are reported, we can't really generalize MSI being the worst.

There are other examples like my heavy contender 5 year old K9A2 Platinum v1 holding 1090t well so far, and I once had 3900mhz @ 1.44v for a week and that's already around 160watts.
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The K9A2 Platinum v1 was one of the best built boards of the time. It didn't handle cold so well but it did run long and hard, very well.

Recent MSI boards have been using poorly designed circuits or poorly chosen components which has lead to these failures. When most products are using the same design and components, it's easy to generalize.
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MSI 4+1 Phase power strikes again.

When are people going to learn that a 4GHz 125w processor wont run on only 4 phases?
My 880GA is fine so far and its 4+1

Oh god i probably just jinxed it . . .
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My 880GA is fine so far and its 4+1

Oh god i probably just jinxed it . . .
If I'm thinking correctly...excuse me if I'm not...I am not completely familiar with MSI.... completely different drivers...
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MSI has definitely been suffering from quality control issues the past year or two. I have had quite a number of blown MSI motherboards run through our office the past. Enough so that I know I will not buy MSI any time soon.

They have been using cheap components and poor engineering lately.
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If I'm thinking correctly...excuse me if I'm not...I am not completely familiar with MSI.... completely different drivers...
They use driver mosfets, apparently they're more prone to..... explosion? ;D
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They use driver mosfets, apparently they're more prone to..... explosion? ;D
Well, the UD gigabyte boards are using them and I haven't heard any news of those exploding into flames. It's just MSi's problem.
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Well, the UD gigabyte boards are using them and I haven't heard any news of those exploding into flames. It's just MSi's problem.
Its really disappointing, i really like the look of their boards. They have good features too. I could just never bring myself to buy one after hearing these horror stories.
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