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I participated, on cheap air cooler and putting 1.6V to my iGPU or bumping CPU vcore to the max my board let me made me feel a lot more limited by my 5800k then by my A85xFM2 extreme6.. I don't think anyone is "sacrificing" boards while doing benchies, only overshooting, mispreparation and bad insulation leads to that kind of (unfortunate) mishap.

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i'm surprised they allow dedicated GPU. its barely promoting the A10

it makes more sense to overclock the A10's GPU for 3d mark competition rather then vs guys with full atx boards and quad CF 7970

The contest is for iGPU only no worries ^^ It wouldnt make sense if not tongue.gif
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Only make submissions with a socket Integrated videocard.
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Lol Worlds leading, Sure the worlds leading at boards that fall apart, literally.
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I participated, on cheap air cooler and putting 1.6V to my iGPU or bumping CPU vcore to the max my board let me made me feel a lot more limited by my 5800k then by my A85xFM2 extreme6.. I don't think anyone is "sacrificing" boards while doing benchies, only overshooting, mispreparation and bad insulation leads to that kind of (unfortunate) mishap.
The contest is for iGPU only no worries ^^ It wouldnt make sense if not tongue.gif

well that would depend on board, im still on the first generation FM2A75M-ITX not the rev2.0 version. these boards are known to blow up at stock volts so i would be sacrificing that board if i dare to push it. only reason its still running today is because i've ghettoed a heatsink for the VRMs and run my A10 5800k underclocked and undervolted. I'm only bumping GPU clocks. my board refuse to overclock my 1866mhz gskill sniper as well

i guess i wont be breaking any 3d mark scores anytime soon till i can afford faster ram and waterblocks for VRM and CPU and run it in a slush box
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Lol Worlds leading, Sure the worlds leading at boards that fall apart, literally.

Got my extreme9 x79 running my 3960x up to 5.2/1.58vcore. Nothing but good things for just under 2 years.
     
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Got my extreme9 x79 running my 3960x up to 5.2/1.58vcore. Nothing but good things for just under 2 years.

Wow, now that is just really REALLY amazing, running on a SS or something ? Or youre just really lucky ? ^^
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Wow, now that is just really REALLY amazing, running on a SS or something ? Or youre just really lucky ? ^^

My Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 has been awesome too; I've run 5ghz at ~1.38V for at least a year and a half without a single issue, and I have very little airflow over the VRMs. From what I can tell, ASRock's Intel boards are great, it's their AMD boards that have problems. Hopefully that's changing with the Extreme6+...
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Wow, now that is just really REALLY amazing, running on a SS or something ? Or youre just really lucky ? ^^


What i mean is i benchmark there. I run 4.7 @ 1.42 for my 24/7. lol sorry for the confusion.
     
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6800k? Check. Asrock board? Check. 60L of LN2 left here. I know what I'm doing on my days off.
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competition is for asrock FM2 owners not MSI. still there is quite a few that are still using asrock, just learn not to stress the board in any way. I still own a asrock FM2A75M-ITX R1 which is known to be a flamer

cool but you need to own an A10 as well
perhaps, just that your every day user would prefer to keep their boards.

tbh i wouldn't mind sacrificing my board if they released their FM2+ boards today

in case you didn't know MSI boards are know for failure on the AMD side, this happened a few years ago. when VRM failure is the topic MSI is the name.

http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database

though at the time i had an intel msi board with the same problem.

i would have to guess if AsRock has this problem it's for their low cost FM2 boards. because i picked out one with a decent VRM phase that was heat sinked and recommended for OCing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157334R
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cool but no one owns a FM2+ board and their FM2 boards are extremely flaky on the VRM side that i doubt anyone would risk their boards when they would burn out even at stock clocks and volts

I've seen someone take a A10-6600k above *8GHz, so I wouldnt say all of them
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