I also got some strange beeps on boot, but it turned out to be warning message becase there was no cpu-fan attached. That check can be turned of in BIOS.
Oki, I have to use this damn old excuse that it was late at night, about 3:30 am. I probably didn't think too clearly, but here it goes. I got kinda hung up in the high-frequent hiss and judging from the manual the beeps meant memory failure. Oh well, had a suspicion that the beeps could indicate a missing cpu-fan.
I have a fan-less Yesiko power-supply and it also makes some strange hiss noise when the computer is _not_ turned on. Lucky for me my machine is on 24/7 and it's totaly silent when running.
I can probably live with that, my computer is also on 24/7 and if I really have to turn it off I'll probably just reach for the switch on the back. I just found the noise really strange, never had this issue with any MB before. It's a relief that it wasn't something very uncommon though
It's been a plain ride with Asus boards.
Did your machine boot correctly at all? If so, what temps did you get in BIOS? If there was no contact between the sink and the CPU I guess it would overheat within minutes. I just installed the XP-120, no aditional stuff.
Yes, the computer booted correctly, but it's my mistake for not checking properly in the BIOS though. I actually considered this, but in my frustration I got hung up in that damn hiss and "memory failure" beeps. The Zalman 6500 heatsink wasn't even warm to the touch.
Ralf Hutter wrote:
S478 heatsinks will work perfect on this board. I've used Z7000, XP90 and stock Intel.
If you really feel the need to shim, all you need to do is get the appropriate thickness of shim stock and cut it into four little wafers that will fit between the heatsink clips and the underside of the retention slots, as Mats already described
Just read about someone having problems with the XP120 making contact in the Aopen forums, but since people here have both tried the XP90/X120 with apparently no problems I'll take your word for this
Judging from pictures both the XP90/XP120 share a _very_ similar spring attachment and contact surface?
I should have paid more attention. Right, Mats
actually wrote about placing the shim between the clip and heatsink. Doh, and I thought I needed to place it between the processor and contact surface...