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970A-UD3 Expected Clocks w/ 965C3?

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So after my 870A-G54 gave up on living, I now have a 970A-UD3 on it's way.

I did my research and found that it had the absolute lowest price (snagged at $101 + Tax - Newegg New Customer Discount)

So far I know that it has 8+2 Phase cooling, heatsinked Mosfets and overall better VRM quality than competitors according to several OCNers and ratings across newegg of 970 Boards.

But what exactly can I expect in terms of OC potential with the stock cooler. On my MSI 870, I could hit 3.8 Ghz with around 1.37 VCore, but my temps always hit 61-63C Load temps (I do live in california and ambient temps get hot sometimes.)

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp gives me 63C as the expected load temp with my specs. But again and again I see people saying their 965s don't go any higher than 40C Load with OCs. Could I reach these kind of temps with a Hyper 212 as opposed to stock HSF.

And lastly, simply with the new motherboard, (upgrading from 4+1, with VRM Heatsink to 8+2, Heatsinked and the fact that Gigabyte > MSI) Will I see lower temps?

OR should I **** and wait til tomorrow to try it out myself? (In the meantime I'll set up my Sig System
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I dunno.
I have switched mobos with my old phenom and my temps did drop by 10c.
Also that board will prolly have better voltage delivery so you should be okay.
Try and get a better cpu cooler and you would be looking at 4-4.2ghz
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I dunno.
I have switched mobos with my old phenom and my temps did drop by 10c.
Also that board will prolly have better voltage delivery so you should be okay.
Try and get a better cpu cooler and you would be looking at 4-4.2ghz
I love living so close to Newegg, standard delivery = overnight delivery MUAHAHA.

3.9 Ghz on stock hsf, gonna shoot for 2.4-2.6 NB Next This is a FANTASTIC board.

One question though, I have vista 32 bit, and a 9500 GT, with 3GB of 9cas 1333 Ram. Would 64 bit give me ANY benefits? Also, would reinstalling vista in and of itself have any benefits after switching boards?
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Curious, did you blow your 870A's VRMs?

The cooler is very likely to hold you back. As is the RAM if you plan to do any ref clock OC (though you will probably not find this to be an issue as the 965 is a BE).
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Curious, did you blow your 870A's VRMs?

The cooler is very likely to hold you back. As is the RAM if you plan to do any ref clock OC (though you will probably not find this to be an issue as the 965 is a BE).
Blow my 870A's VRM?!?!?

You betcha !

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...ng-stupid.html

You are definitely right about the cooler, I don't know if it's the fact that I didn't reapply Thermal (thats right, I slapped the CPU in the new board with the stock AMD Glue still on ) but my temps are reporting as high as 77 under heavy load and about 37 idle with CnQ.

I actually think it hit 80 within the first 10 seconds of P95 but with that in mind, I won't be doing any rendering or benchmarking, til I get new some new compound. And will try OCing further when I have a HSF as well.

But in terms of the board's power delivery and my chip's tolerance for abuse I believe 4.2+ is VERY possible.

Could you possibly recommend me a good budget HSF (no Dh-14 for me!) that would allow a good OC, as well as your preferred Thermal Interface Material?
Edited by Vieto - 10/28/11 at 8:23pm
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