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I found the C1E option in "Advanced" under my Gigabyte BIOS
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Take out the Corsair A70 and revert to the stock cooler.
There's another problem here and it's that you've got absolutely no VRM cooling, because the Corsair A70 by design (tower cooler) prevents any.  Whereas AMD stock coolers blow downward on the mobo and can cool motherboard components through airflow.  Aside from your loss in performance you're pushing the VRMs pretty far as they have no means of efficient heat dissipation.  Use the AMD stock cooler!

Good point... But when I replace this MB, this won't be a problem too? Did I make a bad deal buying an A70?

Thanks for the advice
felipevsw

The A70 is fine, its just that with the style of cooler it is, as xd_1771 was describing, doesn't provide any airflow across the VRM's on your board. Being that they VRM's have no heatsinks, this makes it even worse for your board as it will overheat them much easier do to lack of airflow.
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What about the ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3? ASUS site says it has AMD 140W CPU Support.

That would be a sufficient upgrade, however there are newer boards available that support AM3+, if your buying a new board, it would be best to invest in the newest socket.
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The A70 is fine, its just that with the style of cooler it is, as xd_1771 was describing, doesn't provide any airflow across the VRM's on your board. Being that they VRM's have no heatsinks, this makes it even worse for your board as it will overheat them much easier do to lack of airflow.
That would be a sufficient upgrade, however there are newer boards available that support AM3+, if your buying a new board, it would be best to invest in the newest socket.

The A70 will work just fine once you get a heatsinked mobo biggrin.gif

This - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
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post #24 of 37
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Seems to be a great choice, but I don't have to much Gigabyte options here... I couldn't find this one.

How about this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131757R

This has plenty over here.
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post #25 of 37
bah...i'd get 1 of these 3
m4a89gtd pro
m4n98td-evo
or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341
they're all at the same price point and good for OCing
i'll recommend the sabertooth 990fx as well..great board ..expensive..
 
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Only now I saw that my previous suggestion dowsn't have Core Unlocker (a primary function for me). Maybe in later BIOS versions this function will be enabled (if even possible).

So how about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733&Tpk=m5a88-v%20evo

This one has Core Unlocker, 140W TDP,...
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post #27 of 37
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157272

I'm running this board with my 960T and it's a great match for a budget build. Runs my 960T at X6 and X4 perfectly.

It'll only do 16x/1x or 8x/8x in crossfire and no SLI, so if you want 16/16 or SLI you might wanna pick something else though. I only run single GPU setups most of the time so that doesn't matter to me.
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Only now I saw that my previous suggestion dowsn't have Core Unlocker (a primary function for me). Maybe in later BIOS versions this function will be enabled (if even possible).
So how about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733&Tpk=m5a88-v%20evo
This one has Core Unlocker, 140W TDP,...

that is a nice motherboard. i've only use one asus board but i am so impressed. similar to an evga, it is solid.

i have an older model but it is living up to its reputation. still fine tuning my rig reading el gappo's guide to oc'ing amd.

red initially gave me a quick tip to reach 4 and i am now sitting at 4.2. may have to go down some to keep the temps down. like other owners said - it does get hot.

seeking advise - its wise to based decisions from owners of components who have hands-on experience with them.
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post #29 of 37

Should your new motherboard have adequate VRM cooling i.e. heatsinks it shouldn't be much of a problem.

In general by the way the A70 is not a good heatsink for AMD platforms due to the way it is forced to mount (blowing up instead of to the rear).  A $5-10 mounting bracket may solve that however.

post #30 of 37
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I never gave much thought for VRM... Actually I never knew what it was until this topic....
Now I got very worried about it.

Look what I just did to minimize the heat for now:

450

I put a 8x8 cooler where I could fit beside the A70... At least the VRM get some "wind" now! kkkkk

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