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post #11 of 21
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Okay so it's official, i'm ruling MSI out. However I've Recently heard that older Gigabyte models such as the GA-MA78LMT-S2 have VRM issues. In addition to that don't all Asus boards support VRM protection?
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post #12 of 21
Never go with MSI, they pretty much suck i feel. Yes, the Gigabytes had very small issues (VRM), but nothing to worry about. Actually, get the GIGABYTE or ASUS which ever is cheaper as said before. I've used both brands and they are top notch.
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post #13 of 21
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Okay the community here is totally kick ass . Got a few more Questions, anyone up for it?
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post #15 of 21
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Decided to go in for the ASUS. The whole VRM protection gimmick totally swayed me over. That being said, by default what is the TDP count of the Athlon II X3 under full load when overclocked to 3.9 Ghz?
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http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
Use this to get an approx TDP of your overclocked processor. I use it sometimes. Check it out.
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post #17 of 21
I've had really good luck with both Gigabyte and ASUS mobos. ASUS would probably be my first choice, but I'd have no problem with picking up a Gigabyte if I could get a better deal on one.
post #18 of 21
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Kinda sad MSI started going downhill with this VRM setback. So unlocking the 4th core and marginally overclocking the processor would hold rock solid on the ASUS?
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post #19 of 21
The people of this form aren't usually friendly with the low end MSI spectrum, due to the reputation of VRM blow ups.
That said, the Gigabyte board in question also uses a 3+1 VRM design known for blow ups.
Your best and safest choice would be the ASUS board. Although it also uses a 3+1 phase - which, I am sure you know, will limit your overclockability - it uses higher quality transistors than both the boards in question (as good quality as the 4+1/etc boards, just in lower quantity) and it also has VRM thermal protection (throttles CPU down if VRMs overheat or over-current) to protect you against chances of failure.

Tell me more about the Biostar P4M890-M7 SE failure by the way
post #20 of 21
Hi there,i'm using the MSI 760 gm p33 with the athlon x2 250 overclocked. My vcore at stock was set to 1.424 and in the bios it is set to auto. I want to reduce the vcore voltage as i dont think so much is necessary. However,in the bios it is fixed at auto and i cannot reduce of the voltages. Please help me with this,it will be much appreciated.
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