12th gen Intel Desktop Alder Lake CPU 04-Nov-2021

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  1. OJR

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    Yeah I ended up doing a clean install again. I didn't want any remains of that shitful software on my PC. Also, whenever you update your BIOS it re-enables the download so make sure you disable it in the BIOS.
     
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    Motherboard finally arrived today yay can finish this build…

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    he prefers the male sheep...
     
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    LPT: whatever folder it creates, create it, and remove ALL file permissions. Even system.

    Can't install if nothing can access the folder.

    Worked well for the win10 upgrade folder until I was ready.
     
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    Give mine away she's a bitch :thumbup:
     
  6. er1

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    Just want to get people's opinions on this whether this board is kaput:

    I have finally gotten my parts and as i go to put it together I notice an entire side of the board is slightly warped. I haven't mounted it to a case so I doubt if its anything on my end.

    It almost looks like the thermal pad under the top VRM heatsink is too thick and its warping the board.
    Is this a common thing on boards and not a problem or is this no good to continue building?

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  7. shane41

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    Build it on a motherboard box first. If it boots then mount in case after
     
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    Is she hot?
    Sorry I had to say it as everyone is thinking the same question. I took one for the team. :rolleyes:

    Seriously this 12th gen Alder Lake is really good especially for work desktop pc.
    Super fast and stable after the initial hickup, but it was probably my fault as I have transition to the new build without fresh install of softwares and OS.
     
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  9. Slavetonet

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    There will always be flex on the board. Don't worry about it.
    Once you properly mount it into the proper stand off in your case it will be fine.
     
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  10. OJR

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    I would be worried about it. That's not normal for a board. Which board is it?
     
  11. Slavetonet

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    My mate owns a computer shop since 2000. Trust me it isn't a problem, he has shown me board that are worst shape than that and it works just fine.
     
  12. OJR

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    I have lost count of how many boards I have owned. It's literally in the hundreds. And I have never seen a board like this. I would not accept a board like this and neither should he.
     
  13. Slavetonet

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    You must be changing motherboards at least 3 per year then?
    Do you run a computer shop or something?
    I barely even upgrade 1 per 10 years. :D
     
  14. shane41

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    I call her princess. But she ain't no fairy princess :Paranoid:

    I'm not enjoying my combo. Cpu may just be a lemon cold or I need a lot more practice :(
     
  15. er1

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    I’ve decided to send it back.

    I do agree it will probably work but with all the solderpoints stressed like this who know if it won’t fail in the near future after some heat cycling.

    I rather preempt this rather than play the “I swear the board board arrived like this” game in the future.
     
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  16. shane41

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    Bought an apex new online. Cannot recall model. Start of thinner pcb's
    It arrived and I notice hard kink near pci-e top slot. No boot of course
    Customer return, then to stock. A major peeve :mad: of mine. That customer over tensioned the heatsink. Board not mounted beforehand
     
  17. OJR

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    It’s usually between 3 and 5. I am also 47 years old so I’ve been doing this for a while.
     
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  18. Mich-90

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    Just out of curiosity, why would you be changing boards 3 to 5 times in one year?
     
  19. OJR

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    Because I like to play with different boards, new boards come out. I am on my 3rd X570 board and looking at a crosshair 8 extreme which will make it my 4th. I’m also on my 3rd CPU and second GPU. All in this financial year. Hobbies man.
     
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    I tear down my pc more often than I launch games on it.

    Also would have returned that board, especially if you are waiting for parts anyway. Never accept what you feel uneasy about, it usually bothers you the whole time and sometimes bites you in the ass later on.
     

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