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long story short, i do not want to rebuild my computer any more biggrin.gif

but i got a MSI 970A-G43 (yes i know, everyone hates that board biggrin.gif )

i want to slap in a amd fx 8320 or fx 8350.... but everyone keeps talking about problems, and everyone mentions vrm temperatures...

is the vrm temperatures the ONLY issue with that board? if it is, i can arrange for some heavy vrm cooling, no problem, but are there other issues, or is it just that?

to sum my questions up...

1. are the vrm temperatures the only issue, or do other components also get over-heated?

2. lets assume i got a bussload of vrm cooling, would i be able to run an amd fx 8320 / fx 8350 on the board with no problem? (fx 8320 is supported, fx 8350 is not officially supported even though it is pretty much the same thing, just a little higher mhz, but with heavy vrm cooling and a good cpu cooler, is everything fine?)

thanks in advance biggrin.gif
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No,other than VRM temps,that board does not support the 125W TDP processors from what I've heard.
Sorry for not being very informative.
    
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Originally Posted by Jaydev16 View Post

No,other than VRM temps,that board does not support the 125W TDP processors from what I've heard.
Sorry for not being very informative.

Thanks for the reply smile.gif

I am a bit confused as to the wat and voltage "thingie" xD
But lets assume that i have good cpu and motherboard cooling, shouldn't i be able to just lower the wattage? I have heard that AMD likes to slap on more wattage than required.

I have all the things now.. all the fans, all the components, and an amdf fx 8350, i am ready to plug it in, but first i need to know what to do to make it stable...
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TDP is heat, not power.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_design_power

oh.. lol, thanks for the clarification smile.gif

so... let me see if i got this straight, the cpu tdp is the issue, but lowering the volt, and thus the wat, could potentially fix this? (assuming it is true what most say, that AMD slaps on more wat than require, "just in case" ? )
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I wouldn't say they slap on more than needed, more like their chips are "gas-guzzlers".
I'm not really the best to try and explain this, but the TDP is amount of heat transferred. So lowering the heat would not change the transfer rate, just the overhead. would the board be able to handle the heat if you undervolt? probably... but you won't get any kind of support from MSI (or AMD) if they find out. If the board is new and you are able to return it then I really would recommend a 990 board over the 970's.

edit- told you I wasn't good at explaining it... whistle.gif
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thanks for the reply guys smile.gif

i know the vrm:s temperatures are an issue, what i want to know is if that is the only issue. Made another thread for discussing undervolting. (And how its done)
Edited by diskmedel - 3/8/14 at 9:50am
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Good luck man.
    
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I wouldn't create any possible headaches. Just go with a 990
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