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Any 1 tested how good this board is at overclocking?

how far can i push it before it starts to blow up?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-060-AK&groupid=701&catid=1903&subcat=2046
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Hey Friend ! It is only 4+1 phase design and with Thermal Control (most Asrock and asus motherboard support thermal control). You can overclock however you want, but when the VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) temperature reaches to critical, CPU will automatically be throttled to lowest safe frequency. Hence motherboard components will not burn. The only problem is you won't be able to take advantage the full performance of your CPU with high frequency at full load. Because 4+1 phase aren't enough to overclock a 125w CPU, thats why these types of protections are provided to prevent it from damage. For overclocking you must buy any 8+1 phase motherboard.
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I use this board with AMD PH II X4 965. tongue.gif I am at 4GHz with multiplier X20 and VCORE 1.4875. No problem at all. So it works. thumb.gif
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