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I wouldn't recommend an MSI board for an overclocker. Voltage regulation is just off on these boards. On my P55-GD65 vdroop was very high, I saw a 0.01v difference between idle and load which is more than I saw on my P55a-UD3. To make things worse their loadline calibration doesn't really work too well. It causes a negative vdroop which makes vcore rise under heavier loads. This can drive up temps and power consumption. From what I hear P67 owners are having issues turning this option off.

How stuff like this doesn't make it in to certain websites reviews I will never understand.
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They are solid boards, just some of the ones on the AMD side need a little help in the power delivery department.
 
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Oh also if you do buy a P67 one, they have these phase options, please don't set 1 phase on only as you can select the number of phases. They use decent renesas DrMOS on most boards, they are ok, you just can't run the CPU on one.

in general to speak of MSI boards means to speak of a board using very good parts, their BIOS support is alright, not like ASUS.
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post
It causes a negative vdroop which makes vcore rise under heavier loads. This can drive up temps and power consumption.
I did notice the negative vDroop and I've been trying to find out how to fix it, but the BIOS is oddly silent on the issue of where to change LLC and nobody seems to have been willing to pipe up with the info.

I've got a P55A-G55.
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post #45 of 62
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Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post
I did notice the negative vDroop and I've been trying to find out how to fix it, but the BIOS is oddly silent on the issue of where to change LLC and nobody seems to have been willing to pipe up with the info.

I've got a P55A-G55.
Hm. that's odd. My p55-gd80 has almost 0 vdroop in my experience. I don't know if there's an option for yours, but mine has a "low vdroop" setting in the bios that you can enable which ignores intel's parameters and [as far as I can tell] does its best to deliver whatever voltage you select as stable as possible.

VRM temps increased a few C though but that's NBD since the board has good VRM cooling.
    
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Hm. that's odd. My p55-gd80 has almost 0 vdroop in my experience. I don't know if there's an option for yours, but mine has a "low vdroop" setting in the bios that you can enable which ignores intel's parameters and [as far as I can tell] does its best to deliver whatever voltage you select as stable as possible.

VRM temps increased a few C though but that's NBD since the board has good VRM cooling.
What's the exact option in your BIOS config?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post
What's the exact option in your BIOS config?
I'm almost sure it's in cell menu [where all of the various OC options are]

and toward the bottom IIRC. It just says something to the effect of "vdroop options" and there's a default one that follows intel spec and one that "ensures consistent voltages" according to the sub-text.

I'll dig out my motherboard manual if you really want
    
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Mercy buckets.
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reputations tend to be exaggerated
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There has been reported problems with voltages and vdroop not functioning as intended on the p67 series, but my z68 is functioning normally.

MSI recently is one of the major player in overclocking organizing a number of events. Asus on the other hand pretty much got out of the overclocker sponsoring.
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