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Figured I might clock this chip, it's for a family comp soon and I figured it might be worth giving it a small boost, how far could I go?

The chip is 65W and volts are "0.9~1.5v", but I can't find any info on the XFX board anywhere. How far could I go without popping VRMs?

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Intel boards don't normally have a problem with VRMs, apart from the time someone put a I7 970 in a board with 4+1 phase power and it literally caught fire.
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Ah okay What's the max I should go to then, if there is one? There is many a tale of people getting up to 3GHz on stock volts, but on the CPU wattage calc it works it out as 129w Plus I think the board is 3 phase.
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Ah okay What's the max I should go to then, if there is one? There is many a tale of people getting up to 3GHz on stock volts, but on the CPU wattage calc it works it out as 129w Plus I think the board is 3 phase.
afaik my board is only 4 phase, it depends on the quality.
just take it slowly
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Hmm... only details of Intel boards that've had the VRMs smoke are of a DG965something-or-other and the i7 board mentioned earlier in this thread. Would 3GHz be doable if 1.5v is for the 65w rating? I really don't wanna risk popping the vRMs.
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