MSI to Add V-Kit to P55 Motherboards

"MSI plans to include a new "V-Kit" in all of its latest PSS motherboards, a feature that will allow users to keep a track of motherboard voltages with a multimeter. "

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MSI to Add V-Kit to P55 Motherboards
 
MSI plans to include a new “V-Kit” in all of its latest P55 motherboards, a feature that will allow users to keep a track of motherboard voltages with a multimeter. The addition should come in real handy for overclockers and extreme gamers.
 
The inclusion has been reported by tech portal Bit-tech, who claims insider sources for the information. Multimeter readings are a better and more accurate method of clocking the voltage readings for motherboards when pushing their limits.
 
Unlike the readouts from the BIOS and OS, a multimeter has the ability to check for factors such as vdrop and vdroop. This allows users to get a near perfect idea about the actual voltages being supplied to the chip.
 
The highly in-demand feature, which is already present on certain high-end motherboards including the Asus ROG and Foxconn Quantum Force, has so far been in scarce availability. MSI’s move makes it the first motherboard manufacturer to offer this feature across all its boards.
 
The V-Kit included by MSI features access to separate grounding. This means users will be able to simultaneously check any two voltages from among the CPU, vtt, memory and P55 chipset voltage points. A cool offering for enthusiasts!
 
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27-06-2009, 12:39:36

sprento
My 8800gt is well bent, prob the fact that the cooler is so heavy. One of these days it will fall off.

27-06-2009, 13:29:50

noobieocer
why are you looking in to heating your mobo? you trying to sofen it to bend it back? i just hope you dont heat it too much and damage components or melt the solder cuasing parts to desolder off the board.

27-06-2009, 17:43:52

luckybob69
dose it curve upward? what if this is intentional to counter the wieght of the heavier heatsinks and fan combos

27-06-2009, 17:47:19

luckybob69
i have found a number of post like this most are linking to hs and fan combo

Warped Mobo
After 6 months of usage, due to the way the heat sink is mounted to the mobo, Intel boards are warped so bad that it can actually damage the layers.

I dare anyone to look at a 6 month old Intel mobo and look at the warp for your self.

You won't find this issue on an AMD mobo due to the plate used to mount the heat sink.

posted by : bjbrock, 02 March 2009

28-06-2009, 06:01:06

Rastalovich

why are you looking in to heating your mobo? you trying to sofen it to bend it back? i just hope you dont heat it too much and damage components or melt the solder cuasing parts to desolder off the board.



The age old theory behind this goes way back to warped pcb and surface mounted/soldered components. When u bend a pcb, as the components' legs go through the pcb, they have a presence on both sides of the pcb - the upper side ~usually~ has the more bulk - underneath ~usually~ being just the tips of the soldered legs. It's these points where the solder beneath the pcb breaks away from the tracks running around the pcb that they're meant to be soldered to.

If u have a mobo that u know if broken, and are about to throw it away 1000% - bend it and u'll see and perhaps hear the solder coming away. (don't do it to a working one ofc).

What "oven baking" is meant to do it to get the solder to reconnect with the pcb in it's new shape. People are actually doing things similar to this to save xbox360s from rrod/rcod. Working so well in most cases that they're prepared to buy broken ones off people.

Agreeing alot with what luckyboy says too, even with a stock intel cooler, and the positioning of mounting posts, u can feel the pcb of the mobo give far too much when u press on it. Would be handy to have a back plate as standard, and elcheapo plastic thing would do.

28-06-2009, 06:06:46

zak4994
Mine has been running an intel board for about 1 year and 6 months and mine hasnt warped a single bit.
Guess it depends on build quality too eh?

28-06-2009, 06:18:51

Rastalovich
Yeah build quality has to add something, but I don't think it helps the number of times I've perhaps replaced the cpu etc on the mobo / install / uninstalled it. And perhaps left it folding at times @ 100% on air for maybe the cpu and gpu, being very oc'd maybe.

Definitely method of use is a factor.

28-06-2009, 10:08:06

mayhem
There is way to much weight on them and add in the fact these PCS are not flat they are on there side + the fact of gravity and all so as said all ready that fact the parts are not soldered on correctly this causes warping.

Oven method only works because it heats up the whole board. Touching the board will not be as good as your only heating up sections you better off Using a hot pan or oven THB.

The xbox 360 isn't to bad but many ppl mess up because they don't have a proper frame to put the xbox 360 PCB on and the cause more problems than they solve..

I do quite a few Xbox MBs (360 and Old ones) and i would say i have about a 80% success rate which isn't to bad. How ever i don't by RROD because you don't know what your getting. Ive seen ppl buy RROD's not knowing what there getting and the bord inside is buggered beyond repair due to very bad oven methods. e.g PPl laying them on the Oven tray's or on the Racks lol.

The best way how ever for a bent MB is to lay it on a Make shift Rack screwed down (peace of thick wood that flat). place it in the oven and do it slowly for about 1/2 hour then let the oven cool down naturally.

Then leave it still fixed to the rack for a couple of days (put it in the airing cupboard). Once finished it should have re flowed all the solder and the MB hopefully may have warped back into shape.

Dont how ever take the MB straight off the rack after the oven else it will go back to its natural form (Bent) ....

28-06-2009, 14:10:17

luckybob69
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I am back on this mobo warping again, I think it is an important topic that is not realy being talked about. The above photos are of the P6T with the cooler master V8 I think even with the back plate it could still warp. And what if I takemy case some where should I remove the cooler? Yes I know the cooler was the wrong way I corrected that after the photo

29-06-2009, 07:06:03

Rastalovich
Not exactly even spaced posts under the mobo either.
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