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MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 is what MSI will be sending me since my NF980-G-65 died due to a blown VRM from an OC. So is this other board they're going to send me decent for an OC? Or should I just leave it at stock. I have been without my pc for at least three weeks now, really don't want to break another board.
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well, it is an MSI motherboard, which is bad. it has a 4+1 Power phase design which isnt great for overclocking. the VRMs are heatsinked though, so they wont get destroyed from a bit of overclocking. i would overclock on it, but not a lot.
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So you think I can take my 1090 up to 4 ghz?
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So you think I can take my 1090 up to 4 ghz?
with a chip that power hungry? umm you could, but i personally wouldnt. MSI motherboards are known to have bad VRMs on them. if you insist on doing it though, get some fans
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The 970A-G46 is (yes, still) a failure prone board and there have been a few reported incidents... don't do it

What happened with your NF980? Is it in the VRM failure database?

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The 970A-G46 is (yes, still) a failure prone board and there have been a few reported incidents... don't do it
What happened with your NF980? Is it in the VRM failure database?

The NF980 blew a VRM, and yes I do believe I added it to the database.
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