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I killed my mobo... I bought an Asus M4A79XTD-EVO today with a 8+2 power phase... how much more can i overclock compared to ths POS 3+1 phase i had before?
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As far as your CPU can go. ASUS use to make good Voltage Regulators, even 4+1 phase
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You shouldn't have problems with that mobo! You can push that chip you have as hard as you want without concern. Could even do the same with a Hexacore too.

Good luck and have fun now!!!
 
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I can give you an example how far I push a 6+2 power phase.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1477239
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
I can give you an example how far I push a 6+2 power phase.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1477239
If i can get that ill be very happy...

A little off topic... I changed my rigs name. Hope it lives up to the name
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I have the M4A785TD-V EVO, which is one step lower then the one you just ordered and I can do 4.0 stable on my 1055T with a little work. But I run 3.71 since my voltages are a lot lower. CPU voltage at 3.71 is at 1.39 compared to 1.48 at 4.0 and CPU/NB volts at 1.2 for 3.71 and 1.35 for 4.0, but that was becuase my NB was running at 2860.

Edit:
Just noticed that I recommended this board at another thread of yours. Hopefully you wont get dissapointed.
Edited by gtz - 4/26/11 at 3:27pm
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When your board died, was it the VRMs or something else? Was your 550 overclocked/unlocked or not or what?
I worry as I have a direct DDR2 variant of this board running a 95W Athlon II x4. Stock cooler of course but it still worries me being a 2-transistor NIKOS MOSFET 3+1 design

The VRMs on the M4A79XTD EVO are of very good quality.... however due to the 4-pin connector you may have some vDroop issue
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I have the M4A785TD-V EVO, which is one step lower then the one you just ordered and I can do 4.0 stable on my 1055T with a little work. But I run 3.71 since my voltages are a lot lower. CPU voltage at 3.71 is at 1.39 compared to 1.48 at 4.0 and CPU/NB volts at 1.2 for 3.71 and 1.35 for 4.0, but that was becuase my NB was running at 2860.

Edit:
Just noticed that I recommended this board at another thread of yours. Hopefully you wont get dissapointed.
lol yep you did recommend and i pulled the trigger on it. I couldnt pass it up, it had EVERYTHING i wanted.
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One of the best CrossfireX 8x-8x boards for price at least until the ASRock 890GX Pro3 (constantly sold out) came out, it has AM3+ support too
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When your board died, was it the VRMs or something else? Was your 550 overclocked/unlocked or not or what?
I worry as I have a direct DDR2 variant of this board running a 95W Athlon II x4. Stock cooler of course but it still worries me being a 2-transistor NIKOS MOSFET 3+1 design

The VRMs on the M4A79XTD EVO are of very good quality.... however due to the 4-pin connector you may have some vDroop issue
OMG xd im sorry... i didnt notice you ninja'd me... it was not VRM failure it was user error(dropped heatsink on northbridge). My 550 was unlocked AND overclocked to 3.75 ghz Quad with 1.55v 24/7 for atleast 9 months... no problems

EDIT... On the biostar board xd... I suffered literally NO vdroop... well...maybe so small that the sensors dont pick it up.
Edited by kill - 4/26/11 at 7:11pm
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