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Can you describe what kind of crash? Blue screen mostly likely RAM/NB settings, if it freezes in OS and won't unfreeze, could be a voltage dip or incorrect voltage settings, thirdly, a sudden restart usually has to do with CPU temps.
I am 99.9% sure it was a thermal crash..CoreTemp was showing 85C at crash point
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post #12 of 19
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I am 99.9% sure it was a thermal crash..CoreTemp was showing 85C at crash point
Yes Lol, that would do it. Just making sure you correctly isolated the faulty hardware, which you did.
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i used this as a reference. woulda been nice if i understood german though
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSGr-7NqUbI

i used this as a reference. woulda been nice if i understood german though
This looks like a video of the recommended method from the posters above..very useful thank you! +rep
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yeah that vid was what i saw a long time ago
    
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One thing about that vid: the heatsink orientation was not optimal. According to Benchmark Reviews, heatpipes should not be vertical. That causes cooling fluid to pool in the lower arm. Instead, coolers like the Mugen 2, Silver Arrow and NH-D14 should be oriented front-to-back, side-to-side, etc. Apparently they found a 3c difference when they oriented the Megahalems south-north compared to east-west.
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post #17 of 19
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One thing about that vid: the heatsink orientation was not optimal. According to Benchmark Reviews, heatpipes should not be vertical. That causes cooling fluid to pool in the lower arm. Instead, coolers like the Mugen 2, Silver Arrow and NH-D14 should be oriented front-to-back, side-to-side, etc. Apparently they found a 3c difference when they oriented the Megahalems south-north compared to east-west.
I don't think this would fit east to west in an Antec 300 unfortunately, which is what this build is in..at least as far as I can tell from the pictures/video I've seen of his build thus far, it looks air tight running north/south as far as blocking RAM slots

Edit for update: Mount was successful, CoreTemp reads 21C under Prime 95 full load torture test..no crashes..Thanks guys!
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 1/2/11 at 4:36pm
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I don't think this would fit east to west in an Antec 300
The key is where the heatsink is located on the mb, which has nothing to do with the case.

OTOH, you'll still have an Antec 300. Did they ever get around to putting a window on the mb tray so you can get at the back of the cpu?
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The key is where the heatsink is located on the mb, which has nothing to do with the case.

OTOH, you'll still have an Antec 300. Did they ever get around to putting a window on the mb tray so you can get at the back of the cpu?
Yep they did.
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