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Of course there are really good MSI boards . But some are "bad" ( i mean really bad ) . Cool the mosfets (+add a lil fan blowing air towards them) , and u will be safe with that chip/board .
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Of course there are really good MSI boards . But some are "bad" ( i mean really bad ) . Cool the mosfets (+add a lil fan blowing air towards them) , and u will be safe with that chip/board .
Do MOSFET temps make a difference.
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Already read those.

People always talk about MSI boards blowing but people never talk about them working as much as they do. On the 5+ ghz AMD club the number 2 and 3 spot @ ~6.5GHz are both MSI boards.
Not for everyday use.
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Well I'm sure you know the risk but you might want to know that getting that H50 just adds to it. Chances are it won't be blowing onto the VRMs so it removes important cooling of that.
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Well I'm sure you know the risk but you might want to know that getting that H50 just adds to it. Chances are it won't be blowing onto the VRMs so it removes important cooling of that.
Will MOSFET heatsinks help?
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The best way to put it, your board is designed for the normal everyday user and not the hardcore over clocker or gamer. It was designed to be cheap and reliable for the normal everyday user. Not to say its a bad board. Its just don't designed to over clock, so now that you have had many people tell you this I would think hard about over clocking your chip. Because when you do that you risk losing your board, chip, ram, and gpu. Its not a risk I would be willing to take, and just because you have an h50 does not mean you can overclock more. Their are a bunch of factors that you need to take into consideration before you overclock.

You have to realize that the people that have clocked 6.5ghz are guys that have good high quality components and know what they are doing. They did not just put some stuff in a box and hit the overclock buttton on there board, lol...

If you want to overclock then you need to take into consideration the recommendations that were made in this thread.
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The best way to put it, your board is designed for the normal everyday user and not the hardcore over clocker or gamer. It was designed to be cheap and reliable for the normal everyday user. Not to say its a bad board. Its just don't designed to over clock, so now that you have had many people tell you this I would think hard about over clocking your chip. Because when you do that you risk losing your board, chip, ram, and gpu. Its not a risk I would be willing to take, and just because you have an h50 does not mean you can overclock more. Their are a bunch of factors that you need to take into consideration before you overclock.

You have to realize that the people that have clocked 6.5ghz are guys that have good high quality components and know what they are doing. They did not just put some stuff in a box and hit the overclock buttton on there board, lol...

If you want to overclock then you need to take into consideration the recommendations that were made in this thread.
Thank you but my question is: will it be safe with some MOSFET heatsinks?
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It would help, but I still would not really try to push the chip. They are still cheap and have a higher risk of blowing up on you. I would also add a fan like mentioned.

I had a 4+1 asus board and I had to learn the hard way. I did not blow it up but once I started doing research on overclocking and what makes a good overclocking board I learned that my board was crap for overclocking. So I did not risk damaging anything and its is now going to be used for a htpc since I decided to upgrade something else after 6 months.
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Thank you but my question is: will it be safe with some MOSFET heatsinks?
Safer, but I blew up my 790FX with a 1090t with a damn waterblock on the mosfets. It took a mountain of abuse over a good amount of time.
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I cut a strip of aluminum off a CPU heat sink to lay across my mosfets (compared to the size of the mosfets, its pretty big). After upping the voltages and overclocking the CPU...the mosfet heat sink that I added gets very hot to the touch when running Prime95. I cant believe those dinky things could put off so much heat!!!
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