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How bad is the msi z77a-g45 for overclocking?

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ive had a 4.3 ghz OC on my 3770k for a few months now but now and again i see people telling others to stay away from this mobo because of the vrm. is it ok to keep my not so high OC or am i killing my components faster than i should be(should i reduce it)

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Nowhere near the greatest regarding overall design quality but it's a decent mobo for moderate OCing. Read the site reviews below...You'll might be surprise about that little G45 wink.gif

http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/msi-z77a-g45-lightning-gtx680-review/

And here's a comparison review using your mobo... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254-34.html
Edited by drBlahMan - 2/25/13 at 5:59pm
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As bad as Z77 board can get. Should be ok for 4.3 since there is no massive increase for voltage or power consumption, but I don't know about long term risks.

It has 4 phase VRM with D-PAK mosfets. You find this combo on pretty much the worst Z77 boards.
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