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DFI cooler warning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by severedhead, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Just a warning to you guys with DFI boards that haven't removed the chipset cooler yet.
    I removed mine today for maintenance and found that the label over the TIM was still there and the chipset itself had not a trace of the stuff on it.
    You might want to check yours.

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  2. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    What sort of chipset temps where you seeing idle/load mate?
     
  3. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Can't remember exactly, idle was around 50C, don't know about load.
    It was stable though, even when OCed.
    Thought it was odd the chipset being the hottest part of my system.
     
  4. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Even with the cooler on, shouldn't you still be able to see part of the label sticking out slightly?
     
  5. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    It does stick out slightly, lets just say that I'm not very observant :lol:
     
  6. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Thanks for the warning, let's hope that nobody comes a cropper on this one :)
     
  7. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Even if they do, a pair of pics like those above seem like the perfect reason to RMA a dead board.
     
  8. offroadracer789

    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    lol

    i replaced it with artic ceramic when i rebuilt my computer over christmas break. Not much of a temp difference, but i guess every little bit helps.
     
  9. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    Wow... i thought i jsut received a fluke! I removed it to do watercooling before i ever turned it on. As soon as i pulled it off i noticed that the peel before placement sticker was still on there!

    If you have a DFI Check it!
     
  10. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Haha, another DFI fault, eating up cpu's now this??? another reason to stick with asus
     
  11. Sea Shadow

    Sea Shadow aka "Panda"

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    I thought the board that ate the CPUs was the fault of the owner. IIRC killed them due to a high voltage memory setup and stock CPU voltage.
     
  12. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    3 times??? cant be.... im going to have to go hunting now.....
     
  13. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    If you're referring to the XS thread, that was apparently caused by conductive substance on one of the voltage regulation controllers.

    The newer DFI boards did have problems with killing CPUs - the SLI-DR Expert has been patched up to make a much more complete and safe offering, but as far as I know, the RDX is still quite volatile in that respect.

    My chipset idles at 50 without a fan blowing on it, too... *checks heatsink*
     
  14. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    I see this it not just a one-off occurance then. I think I'll be checking all my boards in future.

    Out of interest, does removing the stock heatsink void the warranty that will be needed if a board fails because of this?
    Not that it really matters with my stuff as the warranty is generally voided as soon as it comes out of the box.
     
  15. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    I've just had a look at mine, wouldn't see any lable sticking out anywhere.
    system temp (chipset) is 48-49 degrees.
     
  16. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    I'm starting to go off DFI a bit recently, they just seem to be dropping the ball on quality a bit too much. Or maybe I'm just using the motherboard as a convenitent excuse for all the little stability problems I get....
    anyway, let's wait and see what happens with AM2...
     
  17. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Again, with the guy that says dfi is dropping the ball too much (phuzz)
     

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