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Old March 15, 2008, 06:16 AM
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Well I have my Gigabyte X-38-DQ6 and so far I am loving it. I want to get a better heatsink than the stock one currently on my E8400. Naturally my 1st choice is the Thermalright Ultra 120 but I am hesitant about taking apart my board to remove the backplate of the CRAZY COOL solution on the board.

Is there any way around putting it on without disassembly of the board?

Any other DQ-6 users out there using something else that is just as effective?

Should I go with a different HS?

Does the Crazy Cool system really work anyway?
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Old March 15, 2008, 08:04 AM
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I cant think of anything decent bar the ninja rev B with pushpins. Although this does not have the ability to compete with the TRU X at very very high oc's.

good luck witht removing the super cool plate...nice board though.. I may have a TRU-X up for sale in few weeks depending on how the watercooling gos if your interested..
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Old March 15, 2008, 08:05 AM
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No idea what Gigabyte was thinking, putting something that interferes with using a backplate on an enthusiast motherboard.

I have yet to see anything that suggests Crazy Cool does a single thing to reduce temps. I would submit that anyone running their CPU so hot that heat is actively dissipating out the bottom of the motherboard doesn't have time to brag about having Crazy Cool.
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Old March 15, 2008, 08:26 AM
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Apparently there are removal instructions in the motherboard instruction book

1. Unscrew the three little screws near the CPU socket.
2. Unscrew the Northbridge screws.
3. Remove Crazy Cool plate.
4. Replace screws with the ones provided with the motherboard and reattach Northbridge heat sink.
5. ???
6. Profit!

Here's a couple of threads:

Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6 X38 + Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 = A No No - CPUs and Cooling - Forums - www.atomicmpc.com.au

680-DQ6 with Thermalright Ultra 120 - PC Hardware
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Old March 15, 2008, 09:09 AM
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You can try this solution to see if it would work for you.... http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...html#post14391 , but in all honesty I don't think the backplate is making enough of a difference for it to matter all that much.
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