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post #5101 of 9900
Rog xpander will fit the it has to do with the spacing between.the slots. It will fit some non Asus boards even.
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post #5102 of 9900
Gr8sho. I recently purchased one msi 7970 power edition. Its the same videocard as the lightning minus the factory OC, down to the dual bios. Overclocks just as well as all the lightning reviews and runs pretty damn cool on air considering, with mx-4 paste. I was torn between the msi gtx680 and msi 7970 but i went with ati msi cards again for easy overclocking without modifying the bios. Just wish the leds were red.
post #5103 of 9900
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Why does it bother you so much that you need to give it out by PM only?
Because I work with these people (Asus USA) almost on a weekly basis.....

I'll give out via pm because I keep a list just in case there are any problems. The line that goes to the Engineering office doesn't have any type of pre-screening process like the tech support line does.
So every time the phone rings over there it causes some to halt their work in order to deal with that phone call.
Normally not a big deal, but that office houses roughly 7'ish employees (engineers). They do allocate a couple hours of their day for returning phone calls to business' , education,and integrators (Also know as 4th lvl support). But if they ended up having the added duty of a phone back log...it wouldn't be very good new for all those end-users out there. Especially since those are the guys that get us those HOT new boards and much needed bios updates.
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post #5104 of 9900
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Because I work with these people (Asus USA) almost on a weekly basis.....

I'll give out via pm because I keep a list just in case there are any problems. The line that goes to the Engineering office doesn't have any type of pre-screening process like the tech support line does.
So every time the phone rings over there it causes some to halt their work in order to deal with that phone call.
Normally not a big deal, but that office houses roughly 7'ish employees (engineers). They do allocate a couple hours of their day for returning phone calls to business' , education,and integrators (Also know as 4th lvl support). But if they ended up having the added duty of a phone back log...it wouldn't be very good new for all those end-users out there. Especially since those are the guys that get us those HOT new boards and much needed bios updates.
Know what I mean?

possible to get the mail ID?

PM ed...
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post #5105 of 9900
Update on the new bios chip for those who were following the topic-

SO they sent me a replacement chip that got the system up and running again, so I sent back the new board the sent me with it. (Didn't need both)
Thing is they sent me the chip which is used in the Z... not a problem as it's basically the same thing. Now I have a bunch of new bios options..(cool gives me something to play with) I just have to be careful when making any changes with the LLC and the new chip adds functions to that which do not pertain to my board. (Thus why the Z has additional/larger caps) The board think's I have 2 additional PCI-e 1x slots and no PCI though; lol not big deal as I didn't use the 1 my board has. I just moved my PCI-e1x NIC to the bottom PCI-e 4x/8x slot . Luckily since it's a 1x card I still get full 16x-8x-8x to my 3 GPUs. The new chip gave me back the use of my on-board NIC so after testing the total performance between the 2 NICs I may add in a 4th GPU depending if the on board work just as well as my stand alone Intel NIC.
As far as overclocking is concerned-
The chip seems to have a bit more head room + stability. I can fully boot into windows at 5Ghz now where as before I;d have to boot at 4.9Ghz and use AI suite to do the rest when benching. Only bad thing is... it did come with bios vers. 1703 and as I said before ...it just kills my ram overclockability. Where I was able to both bench and game with 8Gb 1866Mhz Patriot Viper IIIs @ 2250Mhz 9-10-9-27 @ 1.61v ; now it seems the best I could do with them is 2000Mhz @ 10-11-10-32 between 1.65v-1.66v... However with CPU cores hovering around 16*C @ idle / 48*C @ load
I'll deall with the lesser ram clocks. May be even try to downclock the sticks to <1600Mhz and go for a Cas 7 setup.
 
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post #5106 of 9900
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possible to get the mail ID?

PM ed...

You sure can bud,
I'm out of the office rite now... but when I get back in Ill pm it to you
 
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post #5107 of 9900
Hey guys, quick question. I recently got a NIB CrosshairV Formula from Asus after battling their RMA dept for over a month. With this new board, I notice my NB temps are higher then they were on my old board. My old board would idle between 47-50C and go 52-57C while gaming. This new board idles at 50-54C and goes all the way up to 57-60+C while gaming. This seemsa bit high and is out of my comfort zone to be honest.

I was thinking of removing the heatsink on it and replacing the thermal paste over the NB. How do I got about removing it? Is it just a matter of removing the screws on the back and front of the board? And I know the the TIM used stock is that stuff that really hardens up and is a PITA to remove, whats the best way to remove it? And is there any specific thermal tape I need to use on the VRM's when I put the heatsink back ok? Or will I be able to re-use the tape thats on them right now?
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post #5108 of 9900
Simply remove screws yes.
I used alcohol to clean off old TIM. And yes it is a PITA.
I used some MX4 on my NB, (non conductive)
best to replace the pads and according to EK they recommend using just a small amount of TIM along with the pads to enhance cooling.
I'd replace the pads if you're going to take it apart.
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Simply remove screws yes.
I used alcohol to clean off old TIM. And yes it is a PITA.
I used some MX4 on my NB, (non conductive)
best to replace the pads and according to EK they recommend using just a small amount of TIM along with the pads to enhance cooling.
I'd replace the pads if you're going to take it apart.

I am planning on using AS5 as that is what I have always used and left in my arsenel.

Now, when you say a little thermal past along with the thermal pads....would i go vrm--paste--pad--heatsink? or vrm--pad--paste--heatsink?

and where would i get my hands on some thermal pads? I have searched through frys, MC and tiger with no luck. could it be called something else?
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