The KT4V is just like most other boards from MSI, being made on red PCB, which would look rather nice in a window case with a cold cathode. On top of the Socket A is a CPU thermal protection sticker, meaning that the computer can shut itself down if the CPU temperature gets uncomfortably high.
The installation is quite easy, make sure you read directions though. I'm glad I did because I own one of the few motherboards where you DON'T have to upgrade the bios for the unit to work. It goes in like any other slot 1 processor. I have a few pictures here to show you what the old one looked like, the slot, and the new and final product!
Testing the Cooler Master with the Air Guide enabled netted some interesting results. System temperatures actually increased slightly, but CPU temperatures did lower by a small margin. What is probably happening that the CPU fan is configured to draw air into the heatsink, and the Air Guide is channeling cooler outside air on to the heatsink.
Recently we got a heads up from one of our forum members about some programs from Dachshund Software that are marketed as working within your Windows operating system and speeding things up. We are curious about anything that might do that and possibly allow for better gaming framerates in the bargain.