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Sorry I forgot to say it was an MSI board. Micro Center only gave me a small selection of under $120 motherboards to choose from and I chose that one.
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MSI Z68A-G43. Yeah, it'll support Ivy Bridge in the future. Otherwise nothing really noteworthy. It's not going to overclock too terribly well being a weak 4 phase motherboard. You'll be lucky to hit 4.0-4.4GHz with that thing. Should've spent the extra 10 bucks on the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 z68 honestly
How do you know that it is a weak 4 phase motherboard?
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Sorry I forgot to say it was an MSI board. Micro Center only gave me a small selection of under $120 motherboards to choose from and I chose that one.

How do you know that it is a weak 4 phase motherboard?
By simply looking at the pictures of it. It's got 4 chokes, aka 4 power phases. They're not even under a heatsink, which is bad.
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Thanks for all the replies. Much appreciated.
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How long is a piece of string?

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It'll support Ivy Bridge in the future?

What board is it?

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MSI Z68A-G43. Yeah, it'll support Ivy Bridge in the future. Otherwise nothing really noteworthy. It's not going to overclock too terribly well being a weak 4 phase motherboard. You'll be lucky to hit 4.0-4.4GHz with that thing. Should've spent the extra 10 bucks on the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 z68 honestly.
could u show me where these chokes are located? or better yet tell me how many my mobo has? its a p8p67 LE thnx
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could u show me where these chokes are located? or better yet tell me how many my mobo has? its a p8p67 LE thnx
P8P67 LE is an 8 phase. They're underneath your heatsinks around the socket.
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aaah thought so thnx mate my asus board oc's like a beast with ease so glad i went asus currently saving for my next asus mobo a h61 chipset for my i3 htpc +1 for u sir
oh i cant give u rep lol thnx anyways
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