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post #101 of 116
I was able to transform a cheap mobo with 3+1 phases (asus M5A78L-M LX V2) into a powerfull overclock mobo, just using very cheap and small heatsink (i already had) and two tubes of artic alumina thermal adhesive, sorry for my english, i am from Colombia:
THIS IS THE MOBO WITHOUT HEATSINK VRM:




HERE ATTACHING THE HEATSINKS TO THE CHOKES, MOSFETS AND DRIVERS, IN THE RED CIRCLES YOU CAN SEE THE GLUE (ARTIC ALUMINA):












THE VRM HEATSINKS WITHOUT PAINT:



VRM HEATSINKS AFTER PAINTING:






BEFORE:



AFTER:




FINAL WORK WITH NEW NORTHBRIDGE AND SOUTHBRIDGE HEATSINKS, WITHOUT INTERFERING ANY PCIE EXPRESS PORT:


Edited by LEOPEVA - 12/11/14 at 8:46am
post #102 of 116
LMAO thanks for the pictures LEOPEVA! I'm laughing at the massive work you did to build some serious heat dissipation for those poor little mosfets. I will say its worth some work to put some passive cooling on this motherboard, as properly tuned it does perform very well at a very low price point.
post #103 of 116
Hoping the board is pretty decent, I just got the M5A78L-M and an FX 6300 at Microcenter for $89.99 (board was basically free with the CPU), just waiting on a cheap set of 1333mhz RAM to show up so I can put the rig together. Its going in an Acer mATX case that I had built a C2D machine in for HTPC uses, the old E6500 is finally giving up, it blue-screens all the time unless I cut the clock speeds back to 2000mhz - a side effect of it running as my dads office machine for over a year with no heatsink because it fell off when I shipped it to him. It'll be set up with a 650W PSU and an R9 270 that I have, hopefully once I stick some heatsinks on the VRM I might be able to have it running at 4.0ghz or so.



EDIT: Just got it installed, system feels 100x better than it did with the C2D. Nice and snappy even with the same 500GB hard drive I was using before. I had some heatsinks with thermal glue that came in a kit for using a universal block on a GTX 460 and they worked great on the VRM's, so far they haven't even gotten warm to the touch yet.
Edited by Scorpion49 - 11/26/14 at 1:12pm
post #104 of 116
and the motherboard is ready, so do you get the drivers for it, if not, and you can get it from the website.
post #105 of 116
Hey guys, So.. I have this throttling issue.. I have AMD Overdrive installed but im a total noobie.. im trying to disable APM to see if it'll stop my games from lagging [cpu throttling]. But I'm a total noob with using overclocking utilities of any kind. frown.gif I was thinking i might just down clock my fx 8350 4.0ghz, by a few and maybe i wont see the throttle? I don't mind running it a bit cooler if it means my games won't lag. Any chance anyone could give me a step by step guide into doing so?

Thanks..

Forgot to mention i have an asus-m5a 78L-M LX V2

Eager to hear your replies.

Also im hoping to get a new mobo to fix this problem once and for all quite soon, so this'll just be temporary.. so while im at it, do any of you suggest any micro atx boards good for fx8350 (with vrm heatsinks ofc tongue.gif)
Edited by evilpiggeh - 4/24/15 at 7:21pm
post #106 of 116
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Hey guys, So.. I have this throttling issue.. I have AMD Overdrive installed but im a total noobie.. im trying to disable APM to see if it'll stop my games from lagging [cpu throttling]. But I'm a total noob with using overclocking utilities of any kind. frown.gif I was thinking i might just down clock my fx 8350 4.0ghz, by a few and maybe i wont see the throttle? I don't mind running it a bit cooler if it means my games won't lag. Any chance anyone could give me a step by step guide into doing so?

Thanks..

Forgot to mention i have an asus-m5a 78L-M LX V2

Eager to hear your replies.

Also im hoping to get a new mobo to fix this problem once and for all quite soon, so this'll just be temporary.. so while im at it, do any of you suggest any micro atx boards good for fx8350 (with vrm heatsinks ofc tongue.gif)

See the big post by our Colombian friend with the many photos above? Well, he didn't do all that fatigue just to kill his time. The motherboard is very weak and thus overheating. I don't know if it can run FX 8-core really. And certainly not with safety. Your best bet is to undervolt. You can also add a fan to blow to the VRM area (where our friend above put his homemade heatsinks).

The procedure is the same as here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1494490/fx-6300-reaching-63-celsius-without-oc

Your target inside Windows should be:
- For 4Ghz: 1.26-1.28v
- In case you still can't make it, downclock to 3.5Ghz and go for 1.18v-1.20v.

IBT AVX must be ran at Very High. You can find it in the 1st page of "Vishera Owners" thread in AMD CPU forum section.

You should avoid mATX for FX 8-core, unless you can't do otherwise. If you absolutely must run on mATX, the main decent options are:

- Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 The best quality motherboard, but older chipset, SATA2 only.
- Asrock 970M Pro3 970 chipset, but i must also add my thoughts about it:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1545327/asrock-970m-am3-new-matx-sheriff-in-town/50#post_23831177
Edited by Undervolter - 4/25/15 at 12:12am
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post #107 of 116
I recently bricked my graphics card. I own a M5A78L -M/USB3 Motherboard with an AMD FX6350. So I need to set the motherboard to use the internal graphics of the CPU over any connected graphics card. Now on a guide I've been following on undoing the damage of a bad GPU flash it states that you need to change your primary display adapter from PEG to PCI. This is supposed to be located in the Northbridge chipset configuration part of the Bios but it is not there (there is only DRAM Controller configuration and ECC configuration). In the internal graphics section I don't see any option to make internal graphics the default either. So does anyone know if this is possible on this motherboard and if so, how?

So the problem is that as soon as I connect the graphics card the bios tries to run it and it can't. So I need to make the Internal graphics the default option that wil run even if a graphics card is connected.

Edit: nevermind, the 4th setting in internal graphics let me post with the graphics card connected.
Edited by Doomed2Fail - 5/19/15 at 9:18am
post #108 of 116
Anyone still running this board? I just bought some thermal glue for the VRM... I only plan to run a 95w 8-core or AMD Opteron 1389 2.9Ghz Quad... 32GB of DDR3-1600 should work I would expect?

Also bought PCIe x1 to PCIe x16 ribbon extension to use PCIe x2 Marvell HyperDuo controller for SSD + HDD combination speed capacity.

Might even try crossfire If I run 2x PCIe x16 slots one on x1 ...

Thanks
post #109 of 116
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Anyone still running this board? I just bought some thermal glue for the VRM... I only plan to run a 95w 8-core or AMD Opteron 1389 2.9Ghz Quad... 32GB of DDR3-1600 should work I would expect?
Thanks

I'm still using my Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS. I did bring my overclock down to 4.4 GHz when Overwatch came out. Running all four cores hard @ 4.5 GHz with my passive VRM would start to trigger the overheating threshold. @ 4.4 GHz I never overheat my VRM, I can run them like that all day long. I've been running the motherboard 4-5 years now.
post #110 of 116
I need a new bios chip for my M4A78LT-M since I inserted it back in it's socket backwards by accident... No boot haha

Anyway I'm testing the 1389 Opteron on a Gigabyte 880G... Results so far... Only plugged a EPS 4-pin into the 8-pin plug so that's limiting... As well as NB VIB remains 1.175v even after turning it up... must be a bug in my current BIOS... This chip can do 3.7Ghz on stock voltage, but could do more just needs higher NB VIB or reduce NB clock... Will be getting my ASUS board up soon. Maybe it overclocks better?

What chip do you have at 4.4Ghz? Can you post AIDA64 CPU Queen & CPU Cache & Memory Benchmark?


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