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Just curious. What are your wattages after unlocking? Mine is reading 170.50W in CPUID Hardware Monitor, and Max TDP of 160W in CPU-Z. My board is only supposed to handle 140W, but as I have seen, even the 995 is only 125W or so.

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Just curious. What are your wattages after unlocking? Mine is reading 170.50W in CPUID Hardware Monitor, and Max TDP of 160W in CPU-Z. My board is only supposed to handle 140W, but as I have seen, even the 995 is only 125W or so.

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not correct, try AIDA64
btw the X4 955 TDP is 125w fyi.
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With AIDA64, I can find what it's supposed to be, but I can't see my actual wattage. I'm trying to not kill another mobo as these things are cheep, and I need to hold out as I don't have cash to replace this already once RMA'd board.
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With AIDA64, I can find what it's supposed to be, but I can't see my actual wattage. I'm trying to not kill another mobo as these things are cheep, and I need to hold out as I don't have cash to replace this already once RMA'd board.
what's ur mobo?
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Asrock M3A77DE unfortunately. It's not a great mobo, and was before I ever would have fathomed liquid cooling. Next will be an ASUS in the $100-150 range. Those are rated at 140W also though, so I thought that was strange...
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At stock speeds I wouldn't worry about it.
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Asrock M3A77DE unfortunately. It's not a great mobo, and was before I ever would have fathomed liquid cooling. Next will be an ASUS in the $100-150 range. Those are rated at 140W also though, so I thought that was strange...
I have no idea if Asrock has a measure tool, I just show you the x4 B55 3200mhz@1.3v power consumption @ my giga mobo.
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Asrock M3A77DE unfortunately. It's not a great mobo, and was before I ever would have fathomed liquid cooling. Next will be an ASUS in the $100-150 range. Those are rated at 140W also though, so I thought that was strange...
no worth for more PII, just wait BD
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Thanks a lot. I'll see if I can get a better tool, but that's very re-assuring. I just need to see if this board remains stable (had a rocky start) and may put VRM heatsyncs on it.
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I bumped down to a tri-core till now. I stress tested and never broke 60W. Back to quad core and I'll test there (usin asrock's energy saver software) Thanks a ton! You saved me all that worry, and now I can focus on more important things.

EDIT: As for a new mobo, I'd buy one with AM3+ support to replace this crappy one. That way I could use my phenom until I jump to BD. I came from my sig rig, so this is a MASSIVE upgrade.
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