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BCLK is not limited! 80-300 MHz in 0.1 MHz steps

CPU Straps for easy OCing - 100/125/166/250

Mem max 2400 MHz

Absolutely crazy Cooler retention system, WTF!


No results till NDA date, sorry ...

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For what I can see, there are 4 holes, and the backplate passes through them.

But, since on the upper side of the mobo there is the socket, maybe we can unmount the socket retention system by taking out those 4 Torx screws, pulling out even the backplate and voilà: we have 4 holes.

Of course, we would have to be careful when installing a cpu because there will be no retention system, but hey I think that's a problem we could manage without destroying all the pins.

Am I saying something wrong or that could be a way?

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