Originally Posted by thr33niL
I'm starting to wish I went this route. I ended up getting a MSI GD80v2 because it was such a good deal. The board is solid as can be but I'm starting to think its a dog in the overclocking dept. I haven't got too deep with it yet but besides have a pretty hefty vdroop issue, it doesn't have any kind of LLC. To make that even worse, the newer BIOS have a 1.44v cap on vcore. My WC loop is wasted on this rig. At 4.2ghz right now with a load temp of 26C. Might as well use a stock hsf if I can't get enough volts to this thing to even get it hot.
Not too happy.
I have that motherboard and am quite happy with it. It has the latest bios and the volt cap is 2.0 volts on the cpu. The lack of LLC is a hinderance its true but if you set it at 1.56 volts it will maintain 1.532 which in the case of my 8350 = a very stable 5 Ghz.
Do me a favor and install MSI's "core center" from the motherboard's driver disc under the "utilities" tab, it will let you push up to 2 volts to the cpu from there.
Please post back with your results