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A friend of mine has this motherboard and a i7 870, thing is I want to overclock it, but I can't find any info on the power phase design, if it's higher than 4+1 or not. I see most of the other boards in the p7p55d series have 16+2, but there's no info on the LX.

Could anyone help me out here? Tried to google as much as possible but simply couldn't find anything. Not talking about an extreme clock here but up to 3,4-3,5 would be great.
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It's fine for overclocking, even 4ghz if you wanted. To keep your mind at ease Asus boards throttle well if the VRMs can't keep up, and the computer might shut down or throttle clock speed to prevent any damage. But this isn't going to happen, you will be absolutely fine to OC especially if you want 3.5ghz.
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Alright, great! He only has the stock cooler right now, but is buying a new one very soon, just wanted to make sure it was a good enough board. Thanks a bunch!
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Personally owned one of this boards twice. Used With i3/i5i7's. Took i3s to 4.7ghz, 4.5 on i5 and 4.2 wth i7. great budget p55 boards
    
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It has a 6+1 Phase power, not good for overclocking.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Haze_hellivo;14328963 
It has a 6+1 Phase power, not good for overclocking.

6+1 sounds like enough for a mild overclock, I've clocked a 965 to 4,1 stable on a 4+1 board, so yeah.
(And not to mention what the other posts here)
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I have the same mobo. It is not good for high OCs. But 3.8 GHz & 4.0 GHz is ok. which is the average for that processor. I ran the processor now 6 months at 3.8 GHz with no issues. my load temps with current cooler from 65-75 c depending on the ambient temps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ph10m;14328981 
6+1 sounds like enough for a mild overclock, I've clocked a 965 to 4,1 stable on a 4+1 board, so yeah.
(And not to mention what the other posts here)

More phases improve overclock and system stability, take in mind that equal cpus can achieve different overclocks .

From my overclocking exp boards with low power weren't good for overclocking.
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That board is just the same as my board, just with fewer features. I am sure they are all 16+2 or 16+4. But I am not 100% sure. EDIT: I may be wrong on this.

I have helped out others with the same board, and 4Ghz OC should be feasible with a decent cooler. With the setup in my sig rig, which has the same series board, I was able to get to 4.8Ghz(+2Ghz OC club), with a 4Ghz 24/7 OC. And I run a lot of F@H and BOINC.
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