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I've been waiting for a new mobo so I can OC my CPU. But I have an MSI board with these bad MOSFETs that explode.

Have I put these heatsinks on correctly? I only had 10 of them. And yes I have air blowing across them.

CAN I OC NAO?


Edited by Sauce Boss - 7/27/11 at 5:39pm
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Yes

Just be VERY careful and watch your voltages carefully.
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They appear to be on correctly. Go for it i guess since you seem to be interested anyway, but don't push ridiculous volts (I'd think stock cooler will limit this before vrms). I hope you're aware that sometimes these boards go despite proper cooling; the problem is more rampant than just the fets.
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They appear to be on correctly. Go for it i guess since you seem to be interested anyway, but don't push ridiculous volts (I'd think stock cooler will limit this before vrms). I hope you're aware that sometimes these boards go despite proper cooling; the problem is more rampant than just the fets.
Thanks for all of your help

Now since I have a BE can I just keep my my voltage at stock? Right now its on auto in my BIOS. Should I change it to maybe 1.3? going from 3.4 to 3.6 and then 3.6 to 3.8 etc.
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Use only as much voltage as you need (prove this with stability tests); aim for as low a possible.
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Use only as much voltage as you need (prove this with stability tests); aim for as low a possible.
How long should I run Prime95 for? 1 hour? I'm folding so can I fold (GPU only) and run Prime95 at the same time? or just Prime95...
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In-between stability tests for CPU clock should be performed with IBT. Save Prime95 for and end test and/or testing the CPU-NB. Much faster than Prime95. You could GPU fold & Prime95 at the same time no issue, though GPU folding will take away some CPU power of Prime95.
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Where can I find IBT? I googled and cant seem to find it.
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