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Are you talking about my board? i never changed the voltage. Its still at 95watts as far as i know.


Can i you Post it here?. CPU-Z and CPU ID. smile.gif
maybe your board supports 125W. its automatically Change if you unlock the 4th core. thumb.gif
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Cpu-z is only for windows, witch i dont have. Im a linux guy.Ive posted as much info as i can find on that sceen shot, and i can look in to weather the voltage has changed be ive never heard of that happening before unless an owner turned it up to be stable. My board does support 125 watt procs, but im pretty sure mines at 95 watts
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Are you talking about my board? i never changed the voltage. Its still at 95watts as far as i know.

The thing is - when you unlock your processor, it increases the TDP - because you have an extra core now producing heat. 3 cores may be 95W, but unlock the fourth, and suddenly its a 125W TDP monster. The EVO will help keep the processor cool, and you should be able to take it up to around 3.8 -4GHz. BUT! (and this is a BIG BUT!) I've heard bad things about the Voltage regulators on MSI boards - which seem to fry while trying to cope with the extra power requirements they have to feed to the CPU when it's unlocked AND overclocked. both require more power, and thats how some folk have ended up frying their motherboards. So i would look into how good the VRM is on your board, make sure the VRM MOSFETs have heatsinks on them (this will help increase their handling a little), and if you are in ANY doubt, i'd look for a new motherboard that can handle 140W CPUs, as then you could safely overclock without worrying too much about if the board can provide the power.

Anyway, good luck on your overclocking adventures - and go ahead cautiously. smile.gif

Lesley.

(PS i'm unlocked on a 95W ASUS board - I reckon i'm pulling nearly 150W eek.gif I did add heatsinks to my MOSFETS though, but they still run hot under full load like prime95.)
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The thing is - when you unlock your processor, it increases the TDP - because you have an extra core now producing heat. 3 cores may be 95W, but unlock the fourth, and suddenly its a 125W TDP monster. The EVO will help keep the processor cool, and you should be able to take it up to around 3.8 -4GHz. BUT! (and this is a BIG BUT!) I've heard bad things about the Voltage regulators on MSI boards - which seem to fry while trying to cope with the extra power requirements they have to feed to the CPU when it's unlocked AND overclocked. both require more power, and thats how some folk have ended up frying their motherboards. So i would look into how good the VRM is on your board, make sure the VRM MOSFETs have heatsinks on them (this will help increase their handling a little), and if you are in ANY doubt, i'd look for a new motherboard that can handle 140W CPUs, as then you could safely overclock without worrying too much about if the board can provide the power.
Anyway, good luck on your overclocking adventures - and go ahead cautiously. smile.gif
Lesley.
(PS i'm unlocked on a 95W ASUS board - I reckon i'm pulling nearly 150W eek.gif I did add heatsinks to my MOSFETS though, but they still run hot under full load like prime95.)

Thank you Very Much For Your REPLY!.

really Helpfull and Informative post you got there.. I Think im gonna Replace my Board that supports 125W.
Because motherboard that can Handle 140W is more expensive than 125W... thumb.gif

thank you again.. smile.gif
Edited by piofranco1 - 4/30/12 at 9:22am
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Sorry for the late reply piofranco1. As latelesley pointed out, that board is NOT meant to unlock on. Add to the fact that its an MSI which is ridden with MOSFET quality problems. Overclocking aside, you should keep that X3 on stock speeds until you get a better board. For more information, refer to the link "about VRM and Mosfets" in my sig. Be sure to check out the list of VRM failures.

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post #237 of 347
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Thank you Very Much For Your REPLY!.
really Helpfull and Informative post you got there.. I Think im gonna Replace my Board that supports 125W.
Because motherboard that can Handle 140W is more expensive than 125W... thumb.gif
thank you again.. smile.gif

You should be fine with a 125W board - just look for one with a good phase design (something like 8+2), as most of the more informed on here will recommend to you. They give out better power, and can handle overclocking better. They just seem to have more capacity for feeding your CPU power. Also, make sure it has a heatsink on the Voltage regulator MOSFETs, as this can be a sign of a better quality design. It means someone has thought about the temperature! smile.gif

(and all this advice from me, who's OC and unlocked on a 3+1 design board! worriedsmiley.gifwheee.gif I wish I'd found OCN BEFORE I got my parts mad.gif Sigh! I'm better informed now! thumb.gif )
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Oh, BTW, I did a bit more tweaking a little while ago. Someone tild me the memory controllers hate going above 1600MHz, and his advice seems spot on. New validation :-

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2351597

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Oh, BTW, I did a bit more tweaking a little while ago. Someone tild me the memory controllers hate going above 1600MHz, and his advice seems spot on. New validation :-

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2351597

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LOOK AT THAT!!! Is she beautiful or beautiful?? AMD Phenom X4 @ 4.0GHZ!! WHHOWW!! thumb.gif

Is that from amd athlon II x3 440? drool.gif
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