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I am about to upgrade my sigrig to an i5/i7 and would like to purchase some MOSFET heatsinks as the board is primarily for dual core overclocking. WHich would be the best option?
    
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You'd be better going with a Second-Generation Intel Core CPU.
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How about an answer for the question instead of a useless piece of information? I am changing the CPU as described in the title. Dont reply if your going to go offtopic thanks.
    
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Apparently that board really doesn't do well with quad cores at all. It's not really an issue of the phases heating up, but that the board cannot provide enough power. The single four pin connector just isn't enough. Even if it was, though, the VRM structure just isn't meant for that type of amperage.

As far as I can tell, there isn't really an ITX board made for clocking anything more than a dual core.

EDIT: To clarify, it would do fine with a quad at stock, but overclocking is where it would struggle. When I needed a semi custom heatsink for my 4890 VRM, I took an old heatsink and dremeled it to shape.

EDIT2: I actually considered doing something similar with mine (H55M-UD2H) when I had it. I was just going to make a cooling plate out of some aluminum stock that I had. I just used a piece or art foam to get the sizing down. I ended up selling it before I did it though.



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How about an answer for the question instead of a useless piece of information? I am changing the CPU as described in the title. Dont reply if your going to go offtopic thanks.
It was just a simple suggestion that would improve your performance
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I have adecquate knowledge of performance, I am changing CPU, not rebuilding the whole PC just to change platform and waste a load of money, thanks for your input.

@ bassplayer, ye I thought it would struggle but seems that people on the net have had some success, Im not looking for extreme clocks, just need the extra cores.
    
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You shouldn't have to put heatsinks on the VRMs if you're looking to run the new chip at stock or close to it. It says it supports 1156 Pentium/i3/i5/i7s.
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What are you doing that you need the i5/i7? 4Ghz on an i5 quad should be fine and doable, but I don't think it's worth it if you have an i3 at 4.6, if HT is on.
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I will be OCing, just not going for huge clocks like I did with an i3.
    
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