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Ok so... don't overclock and save up money on a good motherboard biggrin.gif okay, Thanks for the suggestions. So a motherboard like this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565
I picked up that motherboard a few months ago to make use of some old parts. At the time it was the cheapest decent motherboard with heat sunk 4+1 VRMs. It should be perfectly capable of pushing about 200W, which a Phenom II X4 965 at around 4GHz would be pulling under full load. I haven't had any problems with the board, however I've not used it a great deal either, and it only has an Athlon II X2 260 in it at stock (65W).
 
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A 3-phase VRM is not ready for a 125W TDP quad core Phenom II. These VRM systems were in use back in the Socket AM2 days when the most cores a processor had was two. They were fine perhaps for 89-125W TDP dual core Athlon x2 64s, but underneath TDP, the actual power load of a quad core processor is much more intensive. A quad core Phenom II or higher requires a split power phase for most optimal functioning, and 4+1 phase with ensured VRM cooling for safe and reliable operation.

 

I would simply say no. There's a reason that the majority of 125W TDP Phenom II processors are not on the Cpu support list. Get a new board if you wish to unlock to 4 cores.

 

The similar ASRock N68 series had reliability problems attempting to run quad core processors, at least a few users reported. It is protected with a VRM OCP function. I'm not sure about this board.

 

It is time for a new board. Look for a quality 4+1 phase VRM with VRM cooling.

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So what you're telling me is that i can run it but not oc it right? cause the Phenom II X4 965 is supported here : http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/960GM-GS3%20FX/?cat=CPU
     
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That means AsRock is saying that if you install the 965 in that board, the BIOS has support for it and will run it.

That does not, by any means, mean that you SHOULD run an X4 965 in that board. It just means you CAN. Motherboard manufacturers often offer support for CPU's on budget motherboards that shouldn't really be run in those boards. This thing even has BIOS support for the X6 1100T, but any 3-phase board needs an 1100T about as much as Custer needed more Indians.

Do it if you want to, but I think you should take the good advice you're getting here and invest in a better motherboard if you want to run a 125W TDP processor. If you insist on staying with that board, choose a 95W processor instead, and don't overclock it. The FX-6300 is about $30 more, has more cores, is just as fast core-for-core, and is a 95W chip that is sure not to set off Fourth of July fireworks on your motherboard with no prior warning.
     
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sigh ... too late now.... just bought my Phenom II X4 965 .. well i can return it if i wanted but i'll go with the phenom II for now ... i'll just save up for some money for the motherboard ... and one more question.... Is there a chance that my mosfets or other power delivery stuff pop or explode (hopefully not) when I run this at full load? or should i underclock it to be safe?
     
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Just run it at stock to be safe.
And watch the temperature, touch the plastic top of a mosfet while gaming or running prime95 and see if its too hot.

There really is no need to overclock since the phenom is more than fast enough to feed the GTS250.
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Just run it at stock to be safe.
And watch the temperature, touch the plastic top of a mosfet while gaming or running prime95 and see if its too hot.

There really is no need to overclock since the phenom is more than fast enough to feed the GTS250.

Ok :Doh and i also bought a 7850 to go with my upgrade.... ONE LAST QUESTION to everybody, i have some spare ram heatsinks(kinda like the pic below) from my aftermarket VGA cooler.. can i use that to cool the mosfets?

     
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Ok :Doh and i also bought a 7850 to go with my upgrade.... ONE LAST QUESTION to everybody, i have some spare ram heatsinks(kinda like the pic below) from my aftermarket VGA cooler.. can i use that to cool the mosfets?


If you can make it fit, you certainly can use it for that purpose, and it would be an excellent idea to do so. Sometimes just a little cooling on the VRM's makes a world of difference. A lot of people have done after-the-fact heatsink upgrades to motherboards with weak VRM setups and got them to successfully run better CPU's.
     
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yeah ! awesome biggrin.gif i'll try to cut it in half biggrin.gif or in quarters so that it would fit biggrin.gif

thumb.gif A BIG THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO HELPED ME thumb.gif
     
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Stock just won't do. You should lock two of your cores in the BIOS for safe operation. This VRM system, again, is recycled from AM2-era designs and was really only meant for dual-core operation. In my solidified opinion, ASRock's rating standards are crazy, and I doubt that their motherboards actually pass through a set processor validation process as is done with some other manufacturers like GIGABYTE. This is a capacity issue, and will prevail with heatsink cooling on the VRMs. If a priority for you is a safe and reliable run with this system, then I would recommend that you lock two of your cores immediately.


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