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It's what I run with my rig setup in my signature, it's a great board for the price point and has plenty of features for the price it is. Been rock solid stable. Don't expect great overclocking results from it if you decide to try to OC far, though. Atleast my 8 cores haven't gotten much due to weaker vrms on the board, but it's still good for a mild overclock.

I do not plan on overclocking very high until I get the new card anyways. A friend of mine has the AsRock 990fx, and it also suffers from the weaker vrms. People told him if you place a fan above the VRMs, they will stay cooler, and you will be able to achieve a higher clock speed. Is this true?

Right idea. Not entirely sure it'll resolve everything however. Depends if you have no airflow on them then yes it will make a big difference in the temp drops at least 10-15C. If you have a tower cooler that removes airflow from the heatsink (you better have a heatsink, if you don't... doh.gif).

But the temperature dropping on the VRMs won't necessarily guarantee higher clocks.
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Right idea. Not entirely sure it'll resolve everything however. Depends if you have no airflow on them then yes it will make a big difference in the temp drops at least 10-15C. If you have a tower cooler that removes airflow from the heatsink (you better have a heatsink, if you don't... doh.gif).

But the temperature dropping on the VRMs won't necessarily guarantee higher clocks.
Well that is true, but it usually means more stable voltages. I use fans on my VRM cooler because I use a H100, which means very little air flow across my VRM.
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Right idea. Not entirely sure it'll resolve everything however. Depends if you have no airflow on them then yes it will make a big difference in the temp drops at least 10-15C. If you have a tower cooler that removes airflow from the heatsink (you better have a heatsink, if you don't... doh.gif).

But the temperature dropping on the VRMs won't necessarily guarantee higher clocks.
Well that is true, but it usually means more stable voltages. I use fans on my VRM cooler because I use a H100, which means very little air flow across my VRM.


Doesn't necessitate is the best way to put it but it's worth a shot!
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Doesn't necessitate is the best way to put it but it's worth a shot!
Well I have a Biostar TA990TXE and I have fans on it. Most people have a major vdrop with 8320/8350 like 0.6v, but with my fan cooler VRM I only get 0.12v. So it is worth a shot.
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Which AsRock 990FX?

He also has the Extreme3.
    
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He also has the Extreme3.
That mobo is only good for 4.2-4.5ghz with a 8320/8350, because it has 4+1 phase power. It is a good budget mobo.
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