Originally Posted by jrl1357
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.
(PS i'm unlocked on a 95W ASUS board - I reckon i'm pulling nearly 150W
I did add heatsinks to my MOSFETS though, but they still run hot under full load like prime95.)