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I recently got a gigabyte ga-970a-d3 and a hyper 212 Plus. The motherboard has a (4+1) unheeatsinked MOSFET, and the 212 is paired with artic silver 5. If I can, what MOSFET heatsinks could I get, and what can I overclock too with and without the heatsinks? My CPU is amd phenom ii x4 960t. No unlock. Also, what voltage should I put
If it is overclock able?
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Following this guide helped me a ton.

As for heat sinking the VRM's cold try finding some EnzoTech heat sinks.

But any small ones that fit are OK, even the ones for Graphic Card's biggrin.gif
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Go for 4GHz at your own risk after you put these things . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012

add a small fan to blow air over them would be ideal.

- go back to bios and set everything to default
- disable the following - C1E, Turbo, HT (Hyperthreading), and Cool & Quiet
- set your vcore to 1.38v or 1.4v (try 1.38 first)
- raise your Multiplier to 20
- the fsb should be at 200
- save and exit.

hope it boots. monitor your temp using programs like hw monitor. WATCH the TEMPS.Enable C&Q and see if it maintains stability

here is another guide . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys
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that 4+1 would require a fair amount of cooling. just keep the OC @3.8 probably @1.35v and you will get good performance. just be careful that your mosfets / NB does not heat up.
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Overclocking without heatsinks (or a fan providing direct airflow) will simply not give you reliable operation....

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Have not done any tests yet because I know they will fail, I am just ENJOYING the 1.39v biggrin.gif
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Keep us posted
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Keep us posted

I have my CPU/NB @1.3v , tried FSX and got a BSOD so upped the cpu voltage to 1.4v, I need to cool my VRM's and NB properly , I think I will go and purchase the NB Cooler today. got to remove the case fans throw them at the VRM;s
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^ Your (motherboard) NB is cooled properly and will never need extra cooling unless you plan a ridiculous OC of the IGP.... which you're not using.  The motherboard NB chipset does nothing more than house an IGP and PCI-E lanes, clock generators, misc. stuff on AM3)+) and extra NB cooling is simply a waste in most situations.

 

I have a 785G board (i.e. identical to 880G) on a 50% overclock with a smaller-sized chipset heatsink (i.e. smaller than you'd find on competing solutions) and it does not overheat in a small form factor case with limited airflow - whereas that chipset might only consume maybe 20W, your VRMs have 95-125W or more running through them and it is much more risky.  Focus on getting the VRMs cooled first.

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^ Your (motherboard) NB is cooled properly and will never need extra cooling unless you plan a ridiculous OC of the IGP.... which you're not using.  The motherboard NB chipset does nothing more than house an IGP and PCI-E lanes, clock generators, misc. stuff on AM3)+) and extra NB cooling is simply a waste in most situations.

I have a 785G board (i.e. identical to 880G) on a 50% overclock with a smaller-sized chipset heatsink (i.e. smaller than you'd find on competing solutions) and it does not overheat in a small form factor case with limited airflow - whereas that chipset might only consume maybe 20W, your VRMs have 95-125W or more running through them and it is much more risky.  Focus on getting the VRMs cooled first.


Hi, how do you know my NB is cooled properly ?


Ok so what do I cool the VRM's with ? I just went and bought two 40mm fans for a $1 each chinese ones(Indian rupees is 50 for 1) I have also put ex foxconn (amd stock cooler fan) on the VRM's that throwing air down at them. I also have the heatsink ready but I don't have the thermal tape , though I have a dual layer foam tape would that do ?
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