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You will be pushing that mobo at 4.2ghz. Remember it is a 4+1 power phase. I have 3 ASRock 970 Extreme3, so basically it's little bother. I wouldn't push it pass 4.0ghz with 8 cores. A fan will help as people said already.
Here is my experience with an ASRock 970 Extreme3 with FX-6100/8150/8320.
With a FX-6100. I can hit 4.4ghz with 1.55v.
With a FX-8150. I can hit 4.1ghz with 1.45v.
With a FX-8320. I can hit 4.2ghz with 1.45v.
This is with a fan on the VRM, plus the voltage drop it had and before it started throttling Because of the VRM over heating.
This is why I wouldn't push it pass 4.0ghz to be on the safe side of it lasting for more than 6 months.
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Explain this, what should I do at the momment? Get a fan over the VRM, then what?
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Explain this, what should I do at the momment? Get a fan over the VRM, then what?


You can buy mosfet heatsinks on eBay. There are many ways to rig a spot fan to blow on them. Google image searches will give you plenty of ideas. Another must that is easy to do is put an 80 mm fan on your cpu backplate using 3M double sided tape. This will cool your cpu socket. Again Google image searches are a good place to start.
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First, I'm really glad to see someone your age diving into making a computer. I didn't start until I was 16 and I massively regret not doing it earlier.

I too have a spot fan over my VRMs, but it's because I like to push 1.7v through my CPU and that's a lot of voltage. It's actually pretty simple to do, I just zip tied a fan over my VRMs to whatever was available. Obviously not things that can fall off the motherboard like capacitors (the little cylinder things that stick up). I did mine across my waterblock and the rear fan of the case. It's just a regular 92mm fan I had laying around. It helped VRM temps massively for me.

I know what people are talking about. I am familiar with the stick on heatsinks from when I had Pentium 4s.
You can buy something like this and they just stick on the VRMs. You need to make sure there is no dust or anything on the VRMs if you stick them on. Personally I'd use a fan first and see if that solves the problem.
http://www.amazon.com/XBRdepot-Self-Stick-Heatsinks-360-Southbridge-individual/dp/B005EN6MA0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1424020950&sr=1-1&keywords=heatsink+stick

It also sounds like you bought this from a local store. I realize people are saying you shouldn't return the board, but I would try a spot fan first, ignore the heatsinks, and see if that solves the problem. If you bought locally, you might get the store to take a return and let you upgrade to something. If that motherboard is having problems with a stock CPU, it's not going to handle any sort of overclocking. I remember my first time overclocking and it was a lot of fun.

Basically, rig a cheap spot fan above it with zip ties blowing on the VRMs, see if it solves the problem. If it doesn't go try and return that board and get something a little nicer. If you can actually look at the boards, try and find one with a good heatsink on the VRMs.
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I'd like to ask, where do I plug in the fan? Like, what place on the motherboard, if you could show me a picture that would be awesome smile.gif Also, how do I separate the CPU fan and the CPU heatsink on the stock AMD cooler?
Edited by Vid Dovgan - 3/28/15 at 10:02am
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There are 4 small screws holding the fan to the sink. Remove them and then gently work the fan out from the tabs on the mounting bracket.
You can plug the fan into any header on your motherboard, but I'd suggest using a 4 pin header if you have one free so you can adjust the speed.
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Can you please show me a picture of the headers?
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The fan headers are outlined in red.
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Yo man, before I plug in the fan I have to put the PC out of power right? And also do I need an antistatic wristband to do this or can I just do it without it?
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Yo man, before I plug in the fan I have to put the PC out of power right? And also do I need an antistatic wristband to do this or can I just do it without it?

Nevermind the fan, because of the cpu cooler I have no way to position it over the VRM's -.- What options do I still have besides a new motherboard?
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