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What would be the max CPU overclock I could get on my mobo, which is a well heatsinked, 4+1 phase, on my 1055t? If I pump too much voltage through the vrms, could it possibly kill my mobo? And if so, what would be a safe voltage to keep my CPU under? CPU cooling is no problem, as I only hit 40C at max load with my CPU at 3.9Ghz,, 1.5v vcore.
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1) I wouldn't overclock it much on that motherboard.
2) Yes, they can even literally burst into flame.
3) There is no guaranteed safe voltage when OCing, but there will be some others here who can give you a good idea. Just so you know, OCing anything will shorten it's life span, when you have a weak VREG, this is amplified. If you're serious about OCing I'd invest in a better MoBo next (preferably with BD support) so you can take your CPU to it's full potential.
4) CPU temps aren't an indicator of blowing a VREG, it's all about the strength of the components to handle more than listed. With a 4+1 VREG you're literally taking their life into your own hands when you OC on them.
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this motherboard does experience failures, but at a much lower failrate than other MSI boards.
take caution in OCing.
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