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So I plan on upgrading to a FX 8350/20 within a month or two. Probably in febuary maybe march at the latest. For now though I have my Phenom 965 as a place holder. I want to overclock the heck out of it. Give it an honorable death by max 24/7 OC.

My question is can I put an insane overclock on it that will not harm my motherboard? Ideally I would love to run it at 4.3 to 4.5GHz but I need it to last a few months tops, I also do not want any harm to come to my motherbaord. it has a 8+2 phase count. Can this be done or will the insane vcore hurt my motherboard? If its only damaging the CPU im cool with that. Thanks fellas for the help.
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Look for The thread corsair h80 on ice. It is from ocn
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Rather just get direct input on my situation and hardware
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post

Rather just get direct input on my situation and hardware

I think if you apply overvolt to the CPU, and the mobo regulates the voltage, that voltages pass through the mobo/vrm and would start to degrade
http://www.overclock.net/a/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-high-tdp-processors

I would ask to blameless,pionerisloud or xd_1771 about this thread of high vcore and degradation
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How about just sell it. Still a great chip. I'd rather have on than a 4300. Also, at least make it into something like a keychain after you kill it.

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How about just sell it. Still a great chip. I'd rather have on than a 4300. Also, at least make it into something like a keychain after you kill it.

I have a 3570K I killed as my keychain currently. lol

Im just looking to get the chip past 4Ghz as I want more speed until I get my 8 core.
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post #7 of 10
Wish I could get my 955 to 4, I'd be so happy.

Good luck with your project, sounds fun but you will strain your board as well as the CPU.
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you won't hurt your vrms. they are designed to do that job. just make sure they dont get too hot
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Quote:
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you won't hurt your vrms. they are designed to do that job. just make sure they dont get too hot
um... yes you can hurt your VRM. Especially with a lower end board. They will get hot.

Instead of killing it (which is... dumb) Maybe donate it as a prize for a foldathon, or at least give it away with the freebies section.

OR

you could just sell it...
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...that's what i said
they won't "degrade" or anything unless you actually burn them up
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