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Originally Posted by httuner View Post
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_
Wrong.
OCd CPU without voltage adjustments still raises wattage.
Phenom II x4 965 @3.7Ghz uses 140W(C3)-160W(C2),which is way beyond that mobo's max supported 125W. It also produces extra heat, which affects the mosfets.
So you get MOSFETS strained beyond their certified capabilities + known low quality MSI mosfets + no cooling + additional heat from the CPU.

Is this a risk you're willing to take?
And that's even without the voltage bump...
Edited by ronnin426850 - 4/26/11 at 11:49am
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^ note: I'm not saying it will blow up, but if it does, it will come to noone's surprise.

OP, if you're in doubt, PM user xd_1771, he's our local MOSFET guy, the author of the thread I linked. He can explain way better than I can the dangers behind the current settings.
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Wrong.
OCd CPU without voltage adjustments still raises wattage.
Phenom II x4 965 @3.7Ghz uses 140W(C3)-160W(C2),which is way beyond that mobo's max supported 125W. It also produces extra heat, which affects the mosfets.
So you get MOSFETS strained beyond their certified capabilities + known low quality MSI mosfets + no cooling + additional heat from the CPU.

Is this a risk you're willing to take?
And that's even without the voltage bump...
Luckelly they don t go to that wattage ,it may be rated 20-30W more than in reality.
Any overclocker should be aware of a future fail and having in mind the forum where we are he knows the risks.
MSI covers the warranty for the mobo anyway.
   
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MSI covers the warranty for the mobo anyway.
Hopefully the'll RMA a mobo blown after overclock, but I've heard bad things about customer support too Anyway, not worth the risk by far.

And 140-160W is the real value (90% TDP). MSI also don't take those 30W under consideration when they label the mobos. Take a look here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...l#post12462681

(switch the graph to MSI and enjoy the red warning signs Several 125W mobos unable to handle 95W+)
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Ok guys what about 3.5ghz then ?

Just a slight bump from stock.
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Ok guys what about 3.5ghz then ?

Just a slight bump from stock.
Tell us the revision of the CPU, C3 uses 20W less than C2. Not much, but still something to ease your (and our) sleep
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It's C3.
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So anyone ?
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