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Wondering how well this board is for OCing, I actually think its a880gu3 because it came with usb 3.0 support but virtually the same otherwise, im ordering mosfets heatsinks tomorrow because this board came without any cooling on them, other than that how should I fair out?
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Wondering how well this board is for OCing, I actually think its a880gu3 because it came with usb 3.0 support but virtually the same otherwise, im ordering mosfets heatsinks tomorrow because this board came without any cooling on them, other than that how should I fair out?

This is not an overclocking board. It looks like a 4 phase power design to me and the fact that it doesn't come with heatsinks tells me it's not designed to be pushed. My guess is that you'll toast the mosfets regardless of adding heatsinks which seems like a waste of money and energy. You'd be better off selling it and putting some money with it for a better board. I don't mean to burst your bubble, just offering my advice.
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not at all thank you, saved me money on a cooler I was going to buy, Im happy with stock 3.3ghz anyways. Now my mobo did unlock the 4th core but I didnt wanna test stabiliy of the 4th core without checking first, will having the 4th core unlocked cause any great gain of heat to my mosfets/cpu with my stock cooler on? I have 3 more case fans on their way from newegg to maximize the airflow in my case
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not at all thank you, saved me money on a cooler I was going to buy, Im happy with stock 3.3ghz anyways. Now my mobo did unlock the 4th core but I didnt wanna test stabiliy of the 4th core without checking first, will having the 4th core unlocked cause any great gain of heat to my mosfets/cpu with my stock cooler on? I have 3 more case fans on their way from newegg to maximize the airflow in my case

Unlocking that fourth core should be no problem at all as long as that board is rated for a 4 core core phenom ii. Just check that out first. You can probably overclock just a bit, but don't try to get 3.8 with lots of volts. You can probably get 3.5 on stock volts. Its just that the vrm design scares me a bit. You wont want to touch them while the board is at load.
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thanks man your info helped alot, its rated for up too a 6 core cpu some im good then, just wanted to make sure my board wasnt going to torch after running prime95 a bit to test that core lol
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I have this board right now and although it is def NOT a OC board, with watercooling on the cpu I managed to get my X6 1090T up to 4.0 and lasted through 10 hours of P95... I turned it back down to 3.6 though as I don't want to fry anything accidentally and I don't really need it up that high... Its a great cheap board though!
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Yea I like it too, was the right price for my build, I started with only a mouse LOL, when I unlock a core with it, the tdp goes from 95w to 126w in cpu-z is this accurate reading does it really bump up that much for the 4th core?
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Yea I like it too, was the right price for my build, I started with only a mouse LOL, when I unlock a core with it, the tdp goes from 95w to 126w in cpu-z is this accurate reading does it really bump up that much for the 4th core?

yup

3/4 ~= 95/125 Amirite? cool.gif
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Seems about right, proves that it doesnt have much room for OC...
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dont really care to overclock for now, 3.3 is fine, more worried about the heat from opening the 4th core, but the board is rated for a 125w cpu
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