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This is my setup:

-Artic Cooler 7 HSF
-AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
-MSI 870A G54
-G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V
-XFX Radeon 5770

I had to buy the motherboard again cause I think I fried the VRMs during a "Blend" test in prime95 (was using 19x203 1.45v for the cpu and 8-8-8-24 1.63v for the ram

I've set it to 18.5x with stock voltage, I've run prime 95 (small FFTs) for 4 hours without any errors

After the test was done I noticed my ram was being read as 1333 so i now I've set it to the correct stock settings of 1600 9-9-9-24 (didn't change voltage) and I want to test it again in prime 95 on "Blend"

Is there anything I should be careful about so I don't fry my new mobo?

Should I try changing any settings before I run this new test?

Should I try to up any settings?

How long should a "stability" test be run for?

I'd really like to stay with stock voltage for the cpu and ram (I think that's what fried my last board)

Thank you
Edited by JosephL13 - 6/4/11 at 4:44am
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http://www.msi.com/pic/product/five_...0429154853.jpg

If this is your motherboard it's a no-go. You have no heatsinks on your VRM's so they'll get eaten for breakfast by your 955. Or don't be so agressive with your overclock and voltages. I'd say overclock it and only raise the vcore a small amount. Don't exceed 1.45v
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post #3 of 41
Get some vrm passive cooling heat spreads, those you buy to put no video card ram's
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As I have stated on NCIX forums (saw your post there), I don't recommend OC-ing the 955 125W on this board, you'll blow the VRMs/MOSFETs like so many users have already done so here on overclock.net

For the record, the VRMs are in fact heatsinked on that board; nevertheless, they've failed often anyway, x4 and x6 alike even with moderate overclocks, due to the lower end design with NIKOS MOSFETs under the hood that run super hot though they aren't even rated for such high temperatures.
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/4/11 at 11:59am
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You can't overclock with that board. It'll lock up and blue screen.
    
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You can't overclock with that board. It'll lock up and blue screen.
I'm wondering if this is based on personal experience? As long as the CPU/etc. is kept stable, there shouldn't be any problems like this unless the BIOS is borked or there are other issues. With processors that consume more power however (i.e. 125W TDP), there may indeed be problems with running an overclock on that board, down the road.
post #7 of 41
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Thanks for the replies guys, so I can't even OC a bit cause of the damn VRMs have crap cooling even if I keep stock voltage?

That's a real bummer
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http://www.msi.com/pic/product/five_...0429154853.jpg

If this is your motherboard it's a no-go. You have no heatsinks on your VRM's so they'll get eaten for breakfast by your 955. Or don't be so agressive with your overclock and voltages. I'd say overclock it and only raise the vcore a small amount. Don't exceed 1.45v

Umm, negative, the 870a overclocks just fine, I've been as high as 4.2 with this board with my 955be.. Just use the bios and you will be fine.
    
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You can OC, but we don't recommend it.... doing so may result in a catastrophe down the road, as it has happened to other members here.
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how long do you really keep a motherboard anyway.. I've been oc'ed to 3.9 & above on my 870a since Feb 2011.. No issues as of yet.
    
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