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This might be associated with the motherboard more, but overclocking the CPU is the key factor here.


Ive got a C45-870 (Socket AMD3 770) motherboard from MSi, and AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.7 one thing is bothering me.

My CPU Phenom II X4 965 is overclocked to 3.7ghz, so its not far away from stock.

Ive seen a couple of reviews and peoples opinions that they can achieve good overclocks on this board.

Yet on another forum when I asked about a different issue with this mobo (Fan control, fixed) people stated that having a CPU overclocked on this mobo is a timebomb / fire waiting to happen due to Nikos MOSFETS blowing up or something when overclocking.


Should I be worried that my mobo will start causing instability issues at 3.7ghz or blow up in the worst case scenario ?
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Should I be worried?
Yes! Disable all OC and voltage increases immediately!!!

MSI 4+1 phase, unsinked + 125-140W CPU + OC = kaboom.
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Originally Posted by 1337gpuz View Post
This might be associated with the motherboard more, but overclocking the CPU is the key factor here.


Ive got a C45-870 (Socket AMD3 770) motherboard from MSi, and AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.7 one thing is bothering me.

My CPU Phenom II X4 965 is overclocked to 3.7ghz, so its not far away from stock.

Ive seen a couple of reviews and peoples opinions that they can achieve good overclocks on this board.

Yet on another forum when I asked about a different issue with this mobo (Fan control, fixed) people stated that having a CPU overclocked on this mobo is a timebomb / fire waiting to happen due to Nikos MOSFETS blowing up or something when overclocking.


Should I be worried that my mobo will start causing instability issues at 3.7ghz or blow up in the worst case scenario ?
There is some validity in saying MSI's VRM's are ***. But unless your CPU is drawing some serious amperage and/or voltage you should be fine.

I have been pushing my board past its comfort zone for a while with putting a 125w cpu in a 4+1 phase board. But that's a Gigabyte, even so I would still except MSI to hold up to it as well.
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Yes! Disable all OC and voltage increases immediately!!!

MSI 4+1 phase, unsinked + 125-140W CPU + OC = kaboom.
You serious? Should I be concerned even though my board is Gigabyte its only 4+1 and I have a 125w proc!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Yes! Disable all OC and voltage increases immediately!!!

MSI 4+1 phase, unsinked + 125-140W CPU + OC = kaboom.
proof + stats:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...hy-choose.html

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You serious? Should I be concerned even though my board is Gigabyte its only 4+1 and I have a 125w proc!
GB are usually better. See stats for your specific mobo in the above thread.
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post #6 of 18
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The volts are stock. Nothing with voltage has been touched. Basically nothing in bios but multiplier since the CPU is BE.

ronnin, you're making it sound serious but then someone else says that if volts havent been touched ill be fine ?

Here's CPUZ report

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1777091

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post #7 of 18
you are fine, theres no need to worry_ If all volts are stock and that overclock is minor compare to what others are pushing_ As long as you're not pushing crazy voltages you should be fine_
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post #8 of 18
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Well now you all got me confused lol

I need one final confirmation to this.

3.7GHZ from 3.4, NO voltage tweaks. NOTHING. just multiplier.

Safe or not ?
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post #9 of 18
Please take the warnings seriously. I recommend holding off on your OC completely until you get a board with sufficient VRMs/VRM Cooling for what you are trying to do.
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post #10 of 18
Not trying to steal threads here, but anyway to monitor the "danger" somehow?
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