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post #11 of 21
Might want to have a look at "About VRMs & MOSFETs" in my sig...
This board is known for failures, despite VRM cooling. Don't OC with a 125W processor.
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Might want to have a look at "About VRMs & MOSFETs" in my sig...
This board is known for failures, despite VRM cooling. Don't OC with a 125W processor.
I dont understand, why would they ADD overclocking features to the motherboard if it's not a good idea to OC on it? I thought this was a good board.
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I dont understand, why would they ADD overclocking features to the motherboard if it's not a good idea to OC on it? I thought this was a good board.
I JUST got this board too, I feel like an idiot for sending in the rebates.
post #14 of 21
im going to be exiled from this community for saying this, but this mosfet talk about the g54 and boards like is 50% fear mongering and 50% idiocy on the part of beginner computer users.

someone is going to reply to this saying, well, we have so many facts and examples of boards blowing up...so do i. i just dont have a thread dedicated to it. ive seen plenty of high end asus/asrock/gigabyte boards blow up under stock volts running with 8+1/8+2 phases.

listen to me or not, im tired of this glenn beck esque fear mongering.
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im going to be exiled from this community for saying this, but this mosfet talk about the g54 and boards like is 50% fear mongering and 50% idiocy on the part of beginner computer users.

someone is going to reply to this saying, well, we have so many facts and examples of boards blowing up...so do i. i just dont have a thread dedicated to it. ive seen plenty of high end asus/asrock/gigabyte boards blow up under stock volts running with 8+1/8+2 phases.

listen to me or not, im tired of this glenn beck esque fear mongering.
In your sig it says your have the antec 900 II, do you have dust problems? I also have it but I'm thinking about getting something else.
post #16 of 21
It depends what processor you're going to OC on it. If you're going to push a lower power Sempron or Athlon II x2, no problem, it can handle it fine, and may be a good choice if it's a good price and a good deal. If you're going to push a big honkin Phenom II x4 with high TDP you're in for a spectaculer light show! With this particular motherboard (and variants) I have recorded many, many failures with Phenom II x4 and x6 processors with high TDP - it's all in my "About VRMs & MOSFETs" thread.

I hate to say this but your safest choice may be to back down for now and save cash for a new mobo

EDIT: I count 5 6 8 failures with the 870-G45 and 8 with the 870-G54 in my "confirmed failures list". I also count 3 with the 770-G45 variant on which the newer 870-G45's VRM designs were directly based on. Of course, there are many more that may not have been reported online.
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post #17 of 21
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im going to be exiled from this community for saying this, but this mosfet talk about the g54 and boards like is 50% fear mongering and 50% idiocy on the part of beginner computer users.

someone is going to reply to this saying, well, we have so many facts and examples of boards blowing up...so do i. i just dont have a thread dedicated to it. ive seen plenty of high end asus/asrock/gigabyte boards blow up under stock volts running with 8+1/8+2 phases.

listen to me or not, im tired of this glenn beck esque fear mongering.
Not fear mongering or idiocy on the user side, but just fair warning.

I'd hate to come back here to find a reply going like: "I smelled burning plastic and now my PC won't power on".

I ran Ph II X2 unlocked to X4 on a very similar board (880GA-UD2H) with a nice 3.8GHz overclock for few months before I upgraded to what I have now. That board had a 4+1, bare power section and it never blew up on me... And then I had a Rampage Extreme die on me within five minutes of slapping a cpu on it.
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The 880GA-UD3H uses a much, much, better quality low RDS design from Gigabyte. At worst it woulda throttled or shutdown if the VRMs even overheated.

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ive seen plenty of high end asus/asrock/gigabyte boards blow up under stock volts running with 8+1/8+2 phases.
We're listening. Can you provide us with some sort of proof of this? Were they actual VRM failures or not?
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The 880GA-UD3H uses a much, much, better quality low RDS design from Gigabyte. At worst it woulda throttled or shutdown if the VRMs even overheated.
I think you misread my reply. I had a UD2H not a UD3H, but still the Jiggy boards are boss, IMHO, when it comes to clocking AMDs.
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The 880GA-UD3H uses a much, much, better quality low RDS design from Gigabyte. At worst it woulda throttled or shutdown if the VRMs even overheated.


We're listening. Can you provide us with some sort of proof of this? Were they actual VRM failures or not?
I think it's more of a common occurrence with x6 cores, If you look at the reviews on newegg the only ones with MOSFET failures are the x6 CPUs, and mostly they are OC'd. I think it has a lot to do with the luck of the draw.
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