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ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:29 am

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Review

Dressed to the hilt in the red and black Republic of Games theme, the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is ready for the party! How will it perform as a full Leo platform? Read on to see how the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard performs in our battery of tests on the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T six-core processor that include a few new benchmarks!

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Without a doubt in my mind the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard is a force to be reckoned with. The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is one of the best looking motherboards I have tested, but looks always take a back seat for me when it comes to computer components. Performance is king, and the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula easily takes the crown today! For the most part performance across the board was above and beyond that of either of the AMD 890GX chipset boards that were compared today...


Article Title: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1362/1/
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Re: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Revi

Postby Clouseau » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:15 pm

Think it should be noted that one of the most common complaints on the ASUS forum page for the board was a lack of contact between the heatsink and the 890FX northbridge chip causing high NB temperatures.
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Re: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Revi

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:18 pm

how was it fixed or handled by ASUS?
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Re: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Revi

Postby Clouseau » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:02 pm

Cannot say if the issue was even addressed by ASUS' quality control department. The solution was either rma'ing the board or voiding the warranty by removing the heatsink and reseating it so that propper contact was made. I have to say that I have run into this issue on more than one occasion putting builds together. One instance, received a board that after removing the heatsink, was saddened to see that absolutely no contact between the heatsink and the chip was made; the yellow waxy, thermal compound was in pristine condition.

Personally love the board. The review showed the commitment ASUS is giving the ROG series. The issue is minor but someone who is unaware of the issue may think that the board is malfunctioning or that a bios adjustment or rework would be needed.
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Re: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Chipset Motherboard Revi

Postby skier » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:19 am

newegg currently has this board for $209 shipped with no rebates or codes!

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