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Way off chance, do you think there is a future for unlocking 6 core to 8 with either 9 series chipset &/or driver update?
Edited by 2lalaland - 9/1/11 at 3:02pm
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Thank you, Badness...now that makes some sense for me. All I keep reading @ is the 'unknown' BD specs & thought ASRock obviously knows more than I do. I'm facing the fact that by the time I get my next CPU probably won't be until BD prices come way down...just like I waited to make my upgrade now. I don't have to be the person that has to have the best of the best when new tech comes out. With that in mind, I will end up getting the 125w BD when I feel the price substantiates my purchase. It would be nice to have a mobo that will transition with me but doubt that will actually happen. What I do want is a motherboard I can OC with to keep up to speed (pun intended, LOL!), meaning although my CPU is a little bit behind the times I can bump it up OCing vs getting a new CPU until time is due. I don't need to OC off the bat but I KNOW I WILL HAVE to in the future & want a mobo that will accommodate this situation w/o frying anything, LOL! I chose this mobo mostly due to SB accommodations, now that I see as the here & VERY NEAR future which is more important to me than the NB, for whatever that unexpected future is. As far as what I've read, there isn't hardly any difference w/ the prior chipset, am I missing something? In my mind, it seems to be the most future proof as far as driver updates, etc. Anyhoo, OCing is pretty important, not to be benchmarking but to keep my system future proof for awhile. I would like to OC to @ 4ghz, is that possible with this mobo with a 1090t?
It isn't likely you'll get to 4GHz with this board. If you want the best shot at 4GHz without breaking the bank, I'd suggest the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3. Pushing too much voltage through the ASRock board will break it. That's why I was thinking about putting extra heatsinks on the board. I wouldn't push past 1.45v with a 125w chip on this board. I think going past 1.4 could be risky :|
 
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You know, I wanted this mobo so bad out of the gate because of all the features that come with it, I'm having a hard time giving it up. What if I chose to keep the turbo core on & have that bounce up to 4ghz when I truly need it & mildly oc it the rest of the time. I would be PERFECTLY happy with that! Leaving the turbo core enabled, what would be a safe voltage for me to go up to for the mild OC? I don't know what the turbo core will add...I guess I can try to figure that out via google search.

Still wondering about the 'yes' in the recommended column on the VRM thread?! After all, this is an OC forum & curious why it has been recommended? Is it because this mobo is advertised as having top notch japanese capacitors? I'd be scared if that is the only reason why there is a 'yes' there?! You can't honestly tell me that EVERYONE looking at that spreadsheet only has a 4 core & if they did, they aren't planning on the future of a 125w BD. I would really like someone to explain the yes, please.
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Linkt to new 990fx shoot out http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-9...gabyte/?page=2 No doubt about it, this is a topend board from Asrock. It matches up well against Crosshair V in several benchmarks, is cheaper and has more features. These Asrock boards are Great.
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post #126 of 899
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Awesome sauce!!!!!!
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Especially just reading the last couple of posts. The VRM thread says this board IS recommended even though it's only 4+1. So I ended up getting this mobo because of that. This is a brand new build which hasn't even begun because I'm still waiting for a few pieces to arrive. I am now 2nd guessing if I should return this mobo because of my 1090t. Asrock says it is 8 core ready & if it can handle 8 core @ 4+1, why can't it handle a 6 core?! I thought this mobo was safe Should I return it?

I really was going to get the 965BE but I couldn't pass up the price I got the 1090t for (brand new at the 965BE $ new). It's too late to return it now.
What VRM thread are you talking about?
 
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Thanks for all your help guys...I've decided to keep this board regardless of that stupid 4+1 phase crap. I've been doing a TON of reading & this board is going to suit ME perfectly I am so glad I got all that worked out so now I can be happy & feel like it's Xmas again I can't believe I got so worked up about all this...it certainly took away ALL of my excitement.

The thread I am referring to is the sticky on top of this AMD Motherboard section.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...tion-list.html

Wish me luck with my new build!!!
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I've decided to keep this board regardless of that stupid 4+1 phase crap.
^ Never under estimate the importance of the power phase.... or it will cost you dearly later on.

It is not a massive thing to worry about however. ASRock's latest boards use shutdown VRM protection and decent quality VRM design. The 4+1 phase VRMs on the Extreme4 are cooled and should probably hold out fine at stock speed or mild overclock, however I don't believe I have actually heard much about the stability/reliability of this board on a fully overclocked x6 (for which I usually recommend you pursue boards with larger VRM systems for the best stability). The Phenom II x6 is currently the most VRM-intensive AMD chip. I usually recommend this board with 95W Phenom II x4s, though I wouldn't stop to recommend it for a 125W Phenom II x4 either. If there's budget headroom, I usually lead people to the GA-990XA-UD3 - best board in the next upward price range.
Edited by xd_1771 - 9/2/11 at 11:15pm
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Whoa, I spoke too soon! I didn't find this til just now because it's not under the mobo section. Gosh darn it! (you only have to read the very last post to see what I'm talking about):
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=683807
Already that hot on stock speeds w/ a 1090t?! I ain't going thru all that effort like that gentleman. Besides, living in Florida my ambient temps are higher than most folks which further adds this is NOT the mobo for me Darn it!
Any non-1090t owners want a VERY feature rich 970 board?

PS: I didn't mean to come off the way that sounded & yes, I know how important it is, that is why I'm here educating myself. You are experiencing a very frustrated woman. Shopping for a mobo is by FAR the most difficult piece for me to choose upon. Back to shopping, ugh!
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Whoa, I spoke too soon! I didn't find this til just now because it's not under the mobo section. Gosh darn it! (you only have to read the very last post to see what I'm talking about):
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=683807
Already that hot on stock speeds w/ a 1090t?! I ain't going thru all that effort like that gentleman. Besides, living in Florida my ambient temps are higher than most folks which further adds this is NOT the mobo for me Darn it!
Any non-1090t owners want a VERY feature rich 970 board?

PS: I didn't mean to come off the way that sounded & yes, I know how important it is, that is why I'm here educating myself. You are experiencing a very frustrated woman. Shopping for a mobo is by FAR the most difficult piece for me to choose upon. Back to shopping, ugh!
Personally, I would advise you return the motherboard and get a better one instead of selling it. I think it would make life a bit easier on you.

Anyway, don't let this ordeal get to you, it will definitely be worth getting through all of this now than later, and it will save you a lot more money as well. I've had situations like this myself, but just remember that you caught your potential problem now, and not later when your PC is on fire. You're doing the right thing, so don't stress!!!
 
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