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Im wondering what a mofest or vrm is because i heard that overclock a cpu can put stress on these things.

Where it sais dual intelligent processors, is that a heatsink cooler for the mofsets or vrms. what im asking is are those things under the heatsink because if not i wanna be able to cool them.
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Yes it is a heatsink cooler for the mosfets and vrms.
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Yes it is a heatsink cooler for the mosfets and vrms.
Thanks it was bothering me how i didnt know that.

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YEs, the VRM's will get more stressed since you're feeding more power to your CPU.

That mobo VRM heatsink (the huge blue metal chunk on the top left side of the mobo) will be enough. Beefy enough to feed even a BD CPU. If you are looking for additional peace of mind, you could zip-tie a 40mm fan to them for even extra cooling.
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YEs, the VRM's will get more stressed since you're feeding more power to your CPU.

That mobo VRM heatsink (the huge blue metal chunk on the top left side of the mobo) will be enough. Beefy enough to feed even a BD CPU. If you are looking for additional peace of mind, you could zip-tie a 40mm fan to them for even extra cooling.
Thanks, i think im just gonna put my computer on its back and place 1 80mm fan on it
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post #7 of 8
VRMs are Voltage regulators that provide voltage to the CPU.

This will pretty much answer all of your more specific questions. Really good read.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...fety-125w.html
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