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I think i am killing this mobo, not sure, it screams at me.

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Less then a week or so till the bulldozer 990FX boards are here, thank god, AS of the last 2 weeks i've been using a loaner machine, it had a sempron in it single core am2 2ghz, the thing horrified me, GPU intensive games when combined with one of my GTX 460s' EG dragonage it ran fine, CPu intensive, or combo games, such as WoW, Aion, it struggled, but i still got 20+ fps, it refused to run SC2.


The other day i found a computer thrown on the side of the road, it was set to be thrown to the tip, i inspected the machine, it had an x2 3800+ so i ninja'd the whole machine, the board was dead, so i threw it in this one, Worked fine i was stoked, It could now run Sc2.


However, The HP site www.hp.com, The company that made this loaner machine, says the board can take a 5600+ But im worried, the VRMS scream at me when i run anything with effort required, Example, i watch a movie, its fine, Browse, fine again, load up wow, it screams, Load up dragonage its quiet, Load up SC2 it screams.


From what i can gather, the board in this machine is an ECS nettle 2, I counted the VRM chokes, think they are called that, coils in grey cubes, theres only three, So i ask.


Am i killing this board?




Full specs till bulldozer since my MSI board fried like the pos it is.

3800+ x2
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Choke whine doesn't mean the inductors are operating outside of spec or damaging themselves...it's just massively annoying ^^

Read the post in my sig if you're interested in whine
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Massivly annoying is an understatement, this board is finicky and it gets tempermental, only want it to last till bulldozer comes out, then i will hug and hold my X6 and call it nice names.
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What is the motherboard model? What exact model of the 3800+ do you have? The 3800+ may have more TDP than a 5600+ i.e. it is 90nm vs 65nm
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