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msi 870-s g46 with a phenom ii x4 830 overclock from 2.8 to 2.9 XD lol the 2.9 thing was just an experiment. but i need a card that can handle games at ultra at 50 fps so im looking at the 7850. im just boggled by the whole power phase thing you guys mentioned? ( 4+1 etc. ) and it would really suck to shell out money on a card like that to have it bottleneck.

Uh yeah, that board is a burner. Just look at the links in XD_1771's signature a few post back.^.
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Msi boards usually aren't the greatest when it comes to overclocking, especially the lower end ones (non x90 series types) they have no vrm protection such as throttling to protect them, and usually have no vrm cooling either. A large number of msi boards have high failure rates.


I would not overclock with that board.
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I wouldn't OC much on that board..but..you're running a phenom2 x 4 830..correct?
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I have a 4+1 phase board coming..and I'm going to try to clock the dogsnot out of whatever I can with it tongue.gif
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