Originally Posted by dixson01974
That mobo can handle that CPU at 4.0ghz. I have unlock a 960T on a AsRock 970 Extreme 3 and oc it to 4.0ghz. Which has the same power phase on both.
Please don't start this. I can show you a 4+1 mobo that can easily handle a 8320 @ 4.7ghz.
Sure, Not all 4+1 boards are crap, they just tend to be of lesser quality 90% of the time. Also they will be far more likely to blow while trying to achieve a max OC. Not always, but in general. The generalization of 4+1 being bad, while not 100% accurate, is pretty close. As stated, there is a VRM mobo thread for AMD, be sure to check that out.
I find the cost savings of getting a cheaper board usually gets offset by needing better VRM cooling with fans and sinks. At the end, its almost the same as just getting a quality board in the first place, with a lot less hassle and better piece of mind.
I had a terribly low quality 4+1 with a 1090T @ 3.6 for months. Mobo ran a little warm on load, but it worked fine. So yea, 4+1 can be fine. But like with PSU's, cheaper, lower quality can often work, but its usually avoided for a reason.
As long as you do your homework and look into your exact board to see its failure rate or something, or simply trying to OC and being super careful to keep and eye on those VRM's.
Since OP is at stock, I'd say give it a little OC and see what happens first, and maybe lowering the quality of the stream. Vishera is a decent upgrade, but its not a huge one from Thubans and if your usually someone who can't upgrade often, it might be worth waiting, if nothing more than for the prices to drop a little. Your GPU and CPU haven't really stretched their legs yet, give them a shot before throwing money at the issue.
KEEP AND EYE ON THOSE VRM's. Any sight of issues and you should think about a new board, especially if your staying AM3+ for a while.