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Really..? I got this board because its supposed to be great for overclocking
Also this board has a huge heatsink across the vrms and north bridge..
You've been misinformed, MSI has the worst VRMs there is. They tend to blow up, even if you have a heatsink.

You should read this.
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Wow, how'd I miss the fact that he has a MSI motherboard.. Damn I fail today.

Don't OC on that board, it's barely safe for stock because MSI has horrible VMRs. They can easily catch fire while gaming or stress testing.
He is right in his post about your mobo-they have had big probs with there vrm,s-it is a 50/50 chance with them. sorry
    
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Hobybobag View Post
Really..? I got this board because its supposed to be great for overclocking
Also this board has a huge heatsink across the vrms and north bridge..
Even though MSI are known to blow alot whilst they are overclocked, I can't seem to find anything on google that this board has been blown yet, theres a possible of reasons why.... Becuase it's using the older 790FX chipset and had more phases on them boards until the 890FX MSI board come out with less phases which caued them to blow.

I'm not saying it will or not, but there's a chance... I'm not sure.
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well.. crap..

Anyways, nobody has answered my question...
Has anyone gotten a 965 C3 to 4.4 or over using less than 1.5?
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There have been cases with msi boards for sure, but you wont know until you try. Many people have been able to get good/great overclocks using msi boards. Your mainboard has a warranty, and most vrm failures dont take other components with them when they burn, so I say go for it. Keep an eye on your temps, make sure the northbridge heatsink is making good contact.

You bought your gear in hopes of overclocking it, so do it. Dont be afraid to run some volts through it. If it fails, then rma it and consider another brand. You could always sell the replacement board to a non-overclocker in the worst-case scenerio.

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Originally Posted by Hobybobag View Post
well.. crap..

Anyways, nobody has answered my question...
Has anyone gotten a 965 C3 to 4.4 or over using less than 1.5?
I was not able to get that with those volts. I think the best stable clock i was able to get was 4.35 with 1.55v
Edited by bob808 - 6/12/11 at 11:27am
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SOOOOOOO much misinformation in this thread....

except for bob808
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I'm confused...

I'm looking at getting liquid cooling in a few months, if I put a couple of mosfet blocks in the loop would that make it less likely to fry on me?
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Before you go spending a bunch of $$ on a loop for this board, see how it does on air cooling.

Go ahead and push it a bit and she how she handles the load. If you get good results on air, you will be able to get even better results on water.

I would definately test it out before investing the money for a water loop, and then you can be confident that your board survived the high temp air torture test, that it should last you a long time once you get things properly chilled under waterblocks.
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SOOOOOOO much misinformation in this thread....

except for bob808
I hope your not referring that to me :/
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Is your NB stock or over clocked? Many times, OCing the NB can stabilize your overall OC.

I can only get 4ghz out of my 965 and thats at 1.5vcore. This is due to me running an AM3 cpu in an AM2 mobo though.
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