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Top down view of my mobo

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Am I right in saying I have 10 phase motherboard? If I was to buy a vrm cooler, what do i search for when buying one. Thanks guys.

I just gave you two links damn it mad.gif
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I just gave you two links damn it mad.gif

I didn't even realise, I'm on my iPad just now and it's 3am. The new egg one seems good. All I need to do know is find a uk dealer. Thank you!
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I just gave you two links damn it mad.gif

I didn't even realise, I'm on my iPad just now and it's 3am. The new egg one seems good. All I need to do know is find a uk dealer. Thank you!
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you put the heatsinks over the mosfets inside the highlighted area . . .



your mobo is a 4+1 phase (count the big greyish squares). amd msi boards are notorious in vrm failures.

http://www.overclock.net/a/database-of-motherboard-vrm-failure-incidents

here are some example of heatsinks . . .

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7191/vid-106/Enzotech_BCC9_Memory_Ramsinks_-_14mm_x_14mm_x_9mm_-_8_Pack_BMR-C1L.html?tl=c16s1861b111

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7190/vid-105/Enzotech_MOS-C1_MOSFET_Heatsinks_-_65mm_x_65mm_x_12mm_-_10_Pack.html?tl=c16s1861b111

edit: here are some am3+ mobos for cheap starting with the asus m5a99x. . . .

http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=1220

Thanks, could I stil have a vrm failure with a heatsink? That's cheap for that asus board.
post #15 of 21
it is cheap. it is a reputable source.

there is still that possibility, especially for an unlocked zosma. your chip has a potential to go as high as 4.4 or higher as a hex like mine with the right mobo and cpu cooler but for 7/24 - 4GHz quad or hex is fine. here is the guide . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys

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it is cheap. it is a reputable source.

there is still that possibility, especially for an unlocked zosma. your chip has a potential to go as high as 4.4 or higher as a hex like mine with the right mobo and cpu cooler but for 7/24 - 4GHz quad or hex is fine. here is the guide . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys

gl!

Thank you very much. I just ordered my MOSFET heatsink, should be here in a couple of days. I'll take a look at that guide.
post #17 of 21

Putting heatsinks on the mobo MOSFETs will do little to address the real issue which is in the capacity of the VRMs.

 

The 760GA-P43 looks like a new release, the VRMs are based on the 970A-G45 and G46 without a heatsink. Neither have the capacity to handle AMD FX 8-core processors, which means an overclocked 960T will breach a safe threshold as well. The G45 was failure prone, while the G46 used a bigger VRM heatsink and recently received a BIOS update to add VRM throttling protection so it is not failure prone. However, I am not sure what is the case for this board.

 

Since this board is newer than the BIOS update which added OVT protection on the G46 I will go by the assumption that VRM protection is present on this board as well and so I do not think it is unsafe to use for overclocking provided proper VRM cooling. However, if you run into throttling in the future even if your power profile is set to performance and CnQ/C1E is disabled, you should by then know what is going on.

 

You may have wished to save your money for a new board right away.

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Putting heatsinks on the mobo MOSFETs will do little to address the real issue which is in the capacity of the VRMs.

The 760GA-P43 looks like a new release, the VRMs are based on the 970A-G45 and G46 without a heatsink. Neither have the capacity to handle AMD FX 8-core processors, which means an overclocked 960T will breach a safe threshold as well. The G45 was failure prone, while the G46 used a bigger VRM heatsink and recently received a BIOS update to add VRM throttling protection so it is not failure prone. However, I am not sure what is the case for this board.

Since this board is newer than the BIOS update which added OVT protection on the G46 I will go by the assumption that VRM protection is present on this board as well and so I do not think it is unsafe to use for overclocking provided proper VRM cooling. However, if you run into throttling in the future even if your power profile is set to performance and CnQ/C1E is disabled, you should by then know what is going on.

You may have wished to save your money for a new board right away.

Thanks, I'll take that into consideration. I have a brand new MSI 880GMS-E35 lying about that I was going to return. Would that be any better? It doesn't have any holes to fit the enzotech mst-81 so I would need to get the little adhesive ones. I only bought my current mobo last month so if anything happens to it I'll buy another one then. What would give better performance, a hex @ 3.4GHz or a quad at 3.8/4GHz.

Edit: I got up this morning and stopped my test. 500 tests complete in 12 hours 22 minutes - 0 errors, 0 warnings.
post #19 of 21
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Ehhhh, ok. The curiosity got the better of me, upped my multiplier to 17 - 3.4GHz. I killed my motherboard? Nothing happens when I turn on my pc part from fans spinning and the power led. I have a spare mobo so I will try that just now make sure it's only my mobo I've gubbed. I've only had my motherboard a few weeks, think I can get away with saying it is faulty? I hate the fact I just screwed myself out of £60 just because I got silly.
post #20 of 21
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Ehhhh, ok. The curiosity got the better of me, upped my multiplier to 17 - 3.4GHz. I killed my motherboard? Nothing happens when I turn on my pc part from fans spinning and the power led. I have a spare mobo so I will try that just now make sure it's only my mobo I've gubbed. I've only had my motherboard a few weeks, think I can get away with saying it is faulty? I hate the fact I just screwed myself out of £60 just because I got silly.

Well, never over-estimate the reliablility of MSI.

You might get away with it lol.
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