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Noob here. Where is my VRM?

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So I have an ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 and this has un-heatsinked VRMs. In order to overclock farther, I'm gonna want to put some sticky heatsinks on. Problem is, I don't really know where my VRMs are. It would be nice if one of you could just circle it in paint from this picture:



Thanks!
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Those little black squares between the CPU socket and I/O
The five larger "blocks" are the Chokes. thumb.gif
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These MOSFETs in yellow will be generating the heat. Dissipate the heat, you must.
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Those MOSFETs doesn't look like the low-RDS kind. What CPU are you going to overclock?
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please.. no 8core.. the poor fets will beg for mercy

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could put heat sinks on them. though the heat sinks newegg sells are small you will want fan too.
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please.. no 8core.. the poor fets will beg for mercy
^this
Don't get an FX CPU that has a TDP higher than 95W.
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