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Okay vrm mosfets located, heatsinks priced at newegg. now on to the chokes. do those typically get cooled or sinked? because mine were way too hot to touch for more than 1/2 a second when overclocked. if so where would I find these
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Okay vrm mosfets located, heatsinks priced at newegg. now on to the chokes. do those typically get cooled or sinked? because mine were way too hot to touch for more than 1/2 a second when overclocked. if so where would I find these

You could always attach a fan over the VRMs. They'll help more than the heatsinks. Active cooling is always better than passive thumb.gif

I have a 72mm fan over mine:



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You could also get your hands on the vrm heatsinks and place a fan over them. That's like your very own heatsink and fan just like your chip has. After doing this you will be on the safe side,therefore,being doubly sure.tongue.gif Though i still recommended keeping the voltage as well as TDP as low as you can.
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I don't know if a fan is an option no real place to mount one and all the vrm circuits are pretty spread out.
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If there is no space for a fan then go in for vrm heatsinks. Though i still suggest you using vrm heatsinks and placing a fan over them.wink.gif
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I would upgrade the motherboard but really want to wait until the 1090fx chipset is out. Obviously a new heatsink is in order but I really want to push this setup to the max before I start upgrading components to really see what difference it makes. I still haven't gotten a clear answer if the ddr2 could bottleneck the overclock?
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In terms of performance,yes.
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Your DDR2-800 will be fine if you can get the timings down to like 4-4-4--12 or try clocking it to 1066 5-5-5-15. Either way, for better memory performance you need to overclock that CPU-NB.
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Okay vrm mosfets located, heatsinks priced at newegg. now on to the chokes. do those typically get cooled or sinked? because mine were way too hot to touch for more than 1/2 a second when overclocked. if so where would I find these

i highly suggest you lock it back to 4. do you really need 6 rightnow? save your money and wait for the right mobo. you might be able to clock higher using 4 cores following damric's suggestion.
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i highly suggest you lock it back to 4. do you really need 6 rightnow? save your money and wait for the right mobo. you might be able to clock higher using 4 cores following damric's suggestion.
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