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I know this is kind of a no brainer since the crosshair iv is meant for overclocking and is a premium motherboard compare to GA-890FXA-UD5. But I have heard that there's overheating issue with the northbridge on the crosshair iv formula due to the heatsink not making enough contact with the chipset. Which one should i get? I am looking at a $164 used crosshair iv formula vs a $174 GA-890FXA-UD5.
    
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if the crosshair is cheaper, jump on it. its an awesome board. i just rma'd mine and the one i got back has no problems with NB temps.
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Cross Hair is the way to go...never had a NB problem with mine and it's been OC to the hilt numerous times.
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I love my UD5 Rock solid board
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Buster View Post
I know this is kind of a no brainer since the crosshair iv is meant for overclocking and is a premium motherboard compare to GA-890FXA-UD5. But I have heard that there's overheating issue with the northbridge on the crosshair iv formula due to the heatsink not making enough contact with the chipset. Which one should i get? I am looking at a $164 used crosshair iv formula vs a $174 GA-890FXA-UD5.
I haven't had any issues with my Crosshair IV NB temps. Its actually the coolest NB I've ever had.
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What do you mean used? Is it open box or just buying off craigslist or ebay? I would say go for the new store bought ga-890fxa-ud5 rather than a used crosshair from a random person. Its like 10 dollars worth of insurance... but its your choice in the end. Depends on the used condition I guess... if its good, then jump on it
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post #7 of 16
its a great board! you will love the CH4!
but i have nuclear NB temps. i guess i was unlucky.
(how do i fix it??)
    
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post #8 of 16
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its a great board! you will love the CH4!
but i have nuclear NB temps. i guess i was unlucky.
(how do i fix it??)
Remove the heat sink and file down the stand offs so that the heat sink will make contact then reapply thermal and you're set.
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post #9 of 16
Crosshair all the way! I can honestly say it's the only motherboard I've been particularly fond of. The overheating NB issue was primarily limited to first few production runs, from what I understand. I bought mine in October and haven't had any issues.
    
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In terms of overclocking, are both boards about the same?
    
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