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  1. #81
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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    I wouldn't be too keen. Definitely avoid throwing out the baby with the bath water. Remember, you haven't actually taken any temp readings and are going off touch alone.

    If the temp of the NB bothers you then fair enough, but I can't see there being any problem caused by it. The worst that could happen is the NB chip could die. I sincerely doubt there's any fire risk, and risk to other components is minimal. In fact I don't think the temperature is sufficient to even risk the NB itself. After all, it's not raising case temps and isn't effecting cooling of other components so I see no problem.

    Why not just RMA the board?
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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    Long story short - can't afford to be without PC for a month.
    If they could RMA it in a week, then yes. But I don't even know whether they'd give me a new board!

    Currently installing DS4, I love the layout!
    Will see in an hour.

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    FFS! I can't even get 470FSB stable with 1.3 MCH!! Bollocks.
    I don't even know what to tweak cause the board is something entirely different :(

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    Guys you will laugh at me. I got completely frustrated and bought what seems to be the last second hand UD3P board available in this country :D Sadly rev. 1.0, but I don't know what the difference is anyway, so... (well, who does?)

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    The only difference is the heatsinks, they were changed to improve cooler compatability. At least that's what a GB engineer told Supershanks from clunk.org.uk.


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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    To me it looks like they are a little bigger on 1.0. Which is actually better :P

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    Oh and BTW, the bloody northbridge is hot as hell too on this board. lol. 1.3V though. Can't boot at all with 1.1 with this. The joy of overclocking :P

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    The DS4 is hot or the second hand UD3P?

    Sounds like you have most of the parts to build a couple more PC's now. Either that or you'll be posting a couple of eBay auctions.

    I understand it bothers you that the NB is hot when you touch it, I respect that. However, there's an old joke that fits the bill here:

    Patient: Doctor, Doctor! It hurts when I do this.....

    Doctor: Well, don't do it then.

    Don't touch the NB and you'll be fine. They're robust enough to handle a little heat. It's certainly not going to explode on you. In the worst case, it'll simply stop working (not likely to happen). this is the time to buy a new board.

    I have no experience with the DS4. I csan't explain why, but I was kind of expecting problems with it. Illogical I know. Maybe I have some sort of psychic ability. Either that or licking toads is mind altering. Maybe some others here have experience with the board and could help. If you post a BIOS profile, it'd give a better chance of someone recommending a few things.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    The new UD3P of course :D The only difference is that it is not capable of doing 500FSB with 1.1 MCH Core, lol. It just burns as hell.
    Well, screw it. I am gonna return the DS4 tomorrow and get my money for it back.
    Thermalright HR-05 might fit though.
    I still don't get it how can yours be cool and mine hot enough to fry a steak on it! AAAAAAAGH!!!

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    Default Re: Cool, quiet, fast & sexy - long road to enlightment

    It does seem a bit weird, I know what you mean.

    Ambient temps (UK isn't exactly hot, even in summer it's 28c max) and chip variation would explain a few deg. c difference. How you describe it though it seems something is afoot..... Maybe it's been licking toads too? It can raise body temps.

    I believe once you have the thermalright on there, it may still be warm, but definitely 100% properly cooled to acceptable temps. If the HSF is hot, hopefully the chip is having enough heat sucked away.

    I know you hate extra cooling, but a 120mm fan on 5V (make sure it's one that starts on ~4V or less) would be completely inaudible.

    I forgot to ask, did you like the new Noctua model? I know you posted about it before but it takes a while to assess noise and airflow to be happy with it. I may consider getting two for push/pull and replacing the Enermax Twister bearing (detachable fins) with the old Noctua. I've had 2 Enermax fans blow up on me when turning the LED's on/off (dodgy switches?) and I don't trust em tbh. They make a right stink when they go pop too!
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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