Originally Posted by gertruude
Have you had this board long?
I would send it back as its not good enough to run the 8350 chip yet alone overclock it. I dont care if newegg got this down as a 140w its just not good enough for you man. 770 chipset is too old for it
You have no heatsink on the vrms and i think its only 4 +1 power phase on it which isnt good for overclocking anyhow
Do yourself a favour and ditch this peice of horse manure and buy yourself a decent board
whoever recommended you this board needs shooting!
I just got the board yesterday, ordered it with the processor. No one recommended it (Newegg sort-of did, I was just sorting by best rating for AM3+ boards, and this one was in the top 10, was under $100, and had 4 memory slots). I almost got the Biostar 880GZ because I was using the 880G+ with my 965BE, but it's a micro ATX board with 2 memory slots again, so essentially the same exact board with an updated socket and chipset, and I want to have room to expand to 16GB+.
So yes, it can be sent back to NE, the problem is that I don't have money to get anything else outside that price range right now. Can you recommend anything for about $80 max?