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My VRM's ended up getting way too hot (touch them and burn finger hot), so I took off my pusher fan to let the VRM's get some more air since they were covered. Those little suckers really need a built in fan so I suppose that reversing one of my top 240's will be the solution (like someone else did.)
     
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Yes, the M5A boards are a lot more work. To reach 4.7ghz on mine, I installed a 60mm fan on top of the VRM heatsink. I also cut a hole in the back panel for a 120mm fan to blow air directly at the CPU socket. The CPU socket which is directly linked to the VRM's doesn't like to run over 70 Celsius, or you see throttling and instability.

Cost wise, I would have chosen the Evo 2.0 over the Pro 2.0. They Evo has the same power delivery system, for much less. As I wasn't running SLI or Crossfire I didn't need the 16x 16x PCIe lanes compared to 16x 8x, not that it would make a huge difference.

The Sabertooth has superior cooling in that regard. For the most part it will keep the Core and Socket temps almost equal, during stress testing, so if you will be fine unless your CPU is running too hot.

The advantage of the Crosshair V Formula is the Extreme Digi engine for power delivery.
The advantage of the Crosshair V Formula-Z is the Extreme Digi II engine for power delivery.

Thanks for the info..just the kind of stuff I'm looking for.

I'm not running SLI or CF at all and gaming not really of importance so just one main pcie x16 is needed..with that being said is that the only difference between the M5A PRO and the Evo?

And those boards require more work to get above 4.6Ghz u say and need fans on the vrm?...so if I can oc to 4.85Ghz easily and stable on my GA-UD3 then switch to either if those two might be useless u think? (There is some sort of minor throttle happening but someone gave me bios tweak that I believe has solved that).
I just think the Bios in ALL those Asus and above are better, no? More oc options and better vrm and important to have specific digi+ power controls don't u think?

So basically if I am gonna switch then I should go to at least the Sabbertooth or Crosshair I take it? And is the Extreme Digi to Extreme Digi II power controls the only difference from the Crosshair and Crosshair-Z?

Thanks for your help and info!
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Testing mine right now. Turbo V Evo shows 200 cpu bus frequency and a 23.5 cpu ratio for 4.7ghz but while running Prime 95 CPU-Z is showing me 214.3 cpu bus and 23.5 ratio for a total of 5.037ghz. Which do i believe here?

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Thanks for the info..just the kind of stuff I'm looking for.

I'm not running SLI or CF at all and gaming not really of importance so just one main pcie x16 is needed..with that being said is that the only difference between the M5A PRO and the Evo?

And those boards require more work to get above 4.6Ghz u say and need fans on the vrm?...so if I can oc to 4.85Ghz easily and stable on my GA-UD3 then switch to either if those two might be useless u think? (There is some sort of minor throttle happening but someone gave me bios tweak that I believe has solved that).
I just think the Bios in ALL those Asus and above are better, no? More oc options and better vrm and important to have specific digi+ power controls don't u think?

So basically if I am gonna switch then I should go to at least the Sabbertooth or Crosshair I take it? And is the Extreme Digi to Extreme Digi II power controls the only difference from the Crosshair and Crosshair-Z?

Thanks for your help and info!

If you are stable on your UD3 (IBT Max Settings 10 Runs, or a couple hours of Prime95) at 4.85Ghz then I wouldn't recommend changing Boards.
Although the Asus BIOS is simple to use and has more refined settings, the 990FX-;UD3 has 8+2 Power Phase control, which is better than the Evo/Pro 6+2+2 Power Phase, without extra fans on the coolers.

You would only get better results from a Sabertooth,Crosshair, 990FX UD7 and ASrock 990FX Extreme9

There are some other slight differences between the CHVF CHVF-Z which you can read here
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Testing mine right now. Turbo V Evo shows 200 cpu bus frequency and a 23.5 cpu ratio for 4.7ghz but while running Prime 95 CPU-Z is showing me 214.3 cpu bus and 23.5 ratio for a total of 5.037ghz. Which do i believe here?

Misspelled while on the crapper via my Droid Razr

Sorry, I only ever use the BIOS for Overclocking. I'm not sure which one you should trust. Although I've never had a wrong reading from CPU-Z.
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Testing mine right now. Turbo V Evo shows 200 cpu bus frequency and a 23.5 cpu ratio for 4.7ghz but while running Prime 95 CPU-Z is showing me 214.3 cpu bus and 23.5 ratio for a total of 5.037ghz. Which do i believe here?

Misspelled while on the crapper via my Droid Razr

If you did not touch any settings in the BIOS then it should be 200 bus. If you did some overclocking... then what did you adjust?
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If you did not touch any settings in the BIOS then it should be 200 bus. If you did some overclocking... then what did you adjust?

Bus is set to 200 in the bios, and still set at 200 in Turbo V Evo within the Asus Suite. Just caught me off guard that CPU-Z was showing something different. I'll have to get a screen shot so everyone can see what it is I'm talking about.
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Are you using the latest CPUz?
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Seems to be working right now. Not sure what was up with it earlier.

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Great guide!

Getting my FX-8350 any day now, can't wait to push it to the limits on my Sabertooth 990FX biggrin.gif

So basically your guide is saying, the results are pretty much just bound to temperature (like on Phenom II)?
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Great guide!

Getting my FX-8350 any day now, can't wait to push it to the limits on my Sabertooth 990FX biggrin.gif

So basically your guide is saying, the results are pretty much just bound to temperature (like on Phenom II)?
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Looking forward to your results.

Yeah, once you have all the base settings dialed in, it's just a matter of increasing the CPU Multi and CPU Voltage until your temps are out of control.
It's much easier than Phenom II because you don't have to even touch the NB Speeds in order to help with stability/increase OC.
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