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I missed a asus m5a78l-m/usb3 auction on ebay buy £1.52, dang it....

Does OCing have anything to do with the North bridge and south bridge ?

I've noticed that a few 880g SB710 boards are ideal for OCing....
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post #32 of 68
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I missed a asus m5a78l-m/usb3 auction on ebay buy £1.52, dang it....
Does OCing have anything to do with the North bridge and south bridge ?
I've noticed that a few 880g SB710 boards are ideal for OCing....

There are no 880g boards that are "ideal" for OC'ing. This is because they are not built to OC, they are built to be budget boards and nothing more. This especially concerns the MicroATX 880g boards. Some of the ATX 880g boards are better suited for OC'ing, however.

The NorthBridge plays a slight role in OC'ing if you mess around with the NB frequency, the SouthBridge not so much. Most of the time, you won't mess with either of them though.


I would take xd's advice in the previous post. He is known as the VRM guru around here.
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post #33 of 68
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Providing that I can get the M5A78L-M/USB3 for around £40 I'll be going ahead with it, however I cant find any mosfet heatsinks....
Newegg doesn't ship to the UK.

ARGH !!!! This OC malarchy is getting annoying.....lol

(here's me thinking building a PC and giving it a slight Overclock would be an easy job. smile.gif )

ah well, will be worth it in the end!
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Providing that I can get the M5A78L-M/USB3 for around £40 I'll be going ahead with it, however I cant find any mosfet heatsinks....
Newegg doesn't ship to the UK.
ARGH !!!! This OC malarchy is getting annoying.....lol
(here's me thinking building a PC and giving it a slight Overclock would be an easy job. smile.gif )
ah well, will be worth it in the end!

Here they are from a UK retailer (not sure who you prefer buying from so just found some place that sells them)

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Enzotech-Passive-Mosfet-Cooler-10-pack--MOS-C10-pid-13321.html
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post #35 of 68
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Here they are from a UK retailer (not sure who you prefer buying from so just found some place that sells them)
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Enzotech-Passive-Mosfet-Cooler-10-pack--MOS-C10-pid-13321.html

lol,
I consider myself I decent searcher online, yet I couldnt find that at all..... All I found was ebay.com

Amazon,Ebay,Ebuyer,Dabs, well any of the trusted sites,
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Generally all 880G and 760G boards are not to be expected to OC as well as boards without iGP on chipsets, even if the iGP is disabled.  This has to do with significant chipset differences including process note that do not allow for better ref clocks among other things.

post #37 of 68
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ah right, I just trying to identify what spec/feature makes for a good board...

rdr09, Linked me to a Asus M4A88T -M board earlier, and I've found the USB3 version of it, only down side is that there's no I/O Shield.
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Ok, im about to pay £50 for the Asus M5A78L-M/USB3.
Will be using the 960t at stock til I get the mosfet coolers and keeping it as a quad.

Are there any better boards out there for the money.. microATX - Asus, gigabyte, asrock, msi.
All the board needs is:
*At least 4 usable sata ports (I have a long HD 4870)
*Preferably 4 ram slots, but 2 is fine.
*Support at least 125w CPU on an AM3+ socket
*be able to OC my cpu to 3.4ghz. (With or without the mosfet coolers)
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Consider This..You can get a brand-new ATX case shipped to your door for $30
 
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Ok, im about to pay £50 for the Asus M5A78L-M/USB3.
Will be using the 960t at stock til I get the mosfet coolers and keeping it as a quad.
Are there any better boards out there for the money.. microATX - Asus, gigabyte, asrock, msi.
All the board needs is:
*At least 4 usable sata ports (I have a long HD 4870)
*Preferably 4 ram slots, but 2 is fine.
*Support at least 125w CPU on an AM3+ socket
*be able to OC my cpu to 3.4ghz. (With or without the mosfet coolers)

Every single microATX board on the AMD side suck in terms of VRM quality. (unless for the FM1 socket)

Like the guy said above me, ATX cases are super cheap if you wanted a better ATX board to use.
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