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Asus m5a78l-m lx3 & phenom II 960T, what sort of vcore/OC can i get away with?

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As above.. Building a rig for my gf on a budget. Its got the asus m5a78l-m lx3 mobo and i have put a phenom II 960t in there. Im using a thermaltake 730w smartSE psu and so far have only unlocked a 5th core and enabled ultimate performance mode or whatever its called.. Have not changed any voltages or clock speed yet.

Cpu is air cooled with a cooler master hyper 103 though i could swap that out for a budget liquid cooler or larger air cooler sometime before xmas. As is the hyper 103 manages to keep it cool at stock clock speed with a 5th core unlocked so ideally would like to keep the cooler as it is a budget build and i already had this cooler laying around.
Edited by dmcl325i - 10/18/15 at 3:25am
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i'm running a 960t x5 on this rig with a 90mm class cooler. i have run it @3.4g 24/7 100% and temps were always within cpu temp specs.
you should be good to go. biggrin.gif


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I actually use this board a lot for builds at work. It is a great board for that. However, it is not designed for OCing. The power subsystems are mediocre and the VRMs are not heat sinked, You can OC it a little but not to much. I would definitely put heat sinks on the VRMs.
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i agree and was only commenting on cpu temps for the cooler. thumb.gif


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This board and cpu cooler is now in a rig im building to sell.

Gf's rig will be on another phenom 960t but on the asus m5a78l atx mobo rather than the micro atx one. Not looking to OC it a silly amount just unlock what cores i can and give it a modest little OC so that it should be a solid rig for gaming/general use with an ssd for windows, a 1tb hdd, 8gb of ram and a geforce gtx 570 i have here unless i manage to pick up something similar but with more than the measley 1.28gb of graphics memory.

If its safe enough to peg 3.4ghz on maybe 5 cored i can definately live with that.
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Just snapped up an m5a97 pro so the m5a78l atx board will go in one to sell..

The m5a97 pro has a nice heatsink on the vrm's, also judging by the row of caps infront of the vrm sink its got more vrm's also so i should be able to push a slightly better OC on the 960t in the gf's rig. Anyone happen to know what sort of vcore i can pump through the m5a97 pro?
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