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yes, I have just read something like that. and I feel good about SATA3 and USB3.
but I wonder how well it overclocks ?? I read somewhere that it could overclock an i7 860 to 3.3 GHz @ stock volt, though this seems to be doable with any board, but to your knowledge, my ex board couldn't even boot with the CPU clocked @ 3.1 with stock volts.

You should be able to get that @ stock voltages depending on your chip & such. The msi ocgenie should put you about 3.6ghz, that's what I got with my 860, my 870 was a tad higher @ 3.8ghz on a gd65, the vdroop will be the limiting factor.
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You should be able to get that @ stock voltages depending on your chip & such. The msi ocgenie should put you about 3.6ghz, that's what I got with my 860, my 870 was a tad higher @ 3.8ghz on a gd65, the vdroop will be the limiting factor.

I had heard much bad things about OCgenie, in spite of all the media about it, I also knew that it puts much of voltage for not that huge overclock !!

and what about Vdroop ?? does it exist in all MSI boards ?? I suffered from it in my ex GD55 board, so what about the GD65 and else ones from MSI ?
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I had heard much bad things about OCgenie, in spite of all the media about it, I also knew that it puts much of voltage for not that huge overclock !!
and what about Vdroop ?? does it exist in all MSI boards ?? I suffered from it in my ex GD55 board, so what about the GD65 and else ones from MSI ?

My P55A-G55 actually seems to have reverse vDroop. Load voltages seem to be higher than idle, for some reason.
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In my experience the OC genie, while running some voltages a tad higher than what I found absolutely necessary (mostly in regards to Pll voltage), but they were rock solid overclocks from what I tetsed.

The only thing I wish they did was keep the C1 function but that is easy enough to do by saving the OC tune and then reloading the saved bios, then you can change the base tune that the OC genie implemented.

All the old Vregs in the 55 boards were lacking in the vdroop area. Just the nature of the beast... some boards intheh 55 series, such as the G-brand boards like the UD 5, 6 etc. had some more control over various aspects as well as slightly better Voltage control. The GD80 wasn't even much better to be honest... Like I said, the Premier MSI board at the time, the Big Bang Fuzion, still had quite high vdroop. It had a LLC function but I couldn't get it to hold past 4.125Ghz and be highly stable... I achieved 4.5Ghz but that was out there...

Put it this way, GD65 vs the Fuzion, was a max overclocking difference of about 200-300mhz... depending on the chip used.
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f I am not mistaken, my ex P55-GD55 was 4+1 I think, but I read that it's DrMOS heatsink was not a good one, which caused it to burn with several people when trying to overclock,.

This is likely true. When I tried to overclock, my north bridge (I think?) just skyrocketed:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1239853/ocing-my-i5-760-tmpin1-sensor-105-c/0_100

I'd have to probably manually re-heatsink some things to turn this board into a better "clocker". As it is, with Turbo mode turned on, single threads get a nice kick. smile.gif
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Didn't you learn your lesson the first time? wink.gif I have avoided MSI boards ever since I had a h55 board blow on me.
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Didn't you learn your lesson the first time? wink.gif I have avoided MSI boards ever since I had a h55 board blow on me.

hehehehe... you're totally right dear, but what can I do ? I am restricted to what vendors tell me about what's left with their hands.

anyway, there was a new option to me as the store told me, and the board is by Intel DH55TC

I will not be informed about its price till tomorrow, and I expect it to be waaaay cheaper than the MSI GD65.

and now I am negotiating it with the guys here on OCN, and reading some about it on the net, but what I couldn't know about it so far is how many power phase it is ??
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Oy :doh.gif: Umm..IMO..an MSI p55 is better than an h55 frown.gif
It's not exactly a win-win situation sad-smiley-002.gif
Hey..If you can find an h55 board with at least 6+2 phase..that would be OK biggrin.gif
 
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Yeah MSI boards aren't the best
i had the P55-GD65(bios bombed), then i got the P55-Fuzion loved the board to bits until network port died
then i got the P55A-GD65 and..
I have not have any issues with this board been running it for nearly 2 yrs now, with my i5-750 clocked at 3.8ghz even had it at
4.2ghz stable for about 2months but didn't like the temps at 75deg so dropped it to 3.8ghz......

This is not a bad board at all, even the sata3 nd usb 3 work really well, OC genie not that good tho,
had a i7-860 at 4.0ghz no sweat with this board.. cant remember the voltage tho...

I think you will be happy with this board....
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H55-gd65 has 4-phase.

The onboard gpu is the main diff betwen the H &P series boards...

Hey magic, u think I can send you a board through customs? I have a H55-gd65 laying around if you want it.
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