- AMD 890FX
- Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series AMD 140W CPU Support
- DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
Nice Board...But See Cons 12/13/2011
This review is from: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Great board and layout...overclocking is excellent..But NB overheating....idle about 65-70...not good...when gaming..after about 10-15 min...computer will shut down and reboot. See below.
This board has a known NB overheating issue...because of the way Asus installed the heatsink, used incorrect standoffs resulting in the cooler not making direct contact with NB chip.
My advice to anyone buying this board is to purchase an aftermarket water block...EK makes the best one..its a full board block....I changed mine...and what a difference!!..with just the block installed without the water, my temps on the NB went to 45 deg idle...huge dirrerence!!...once I add water...should drop even more!!
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