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I am currently running an FX 4300 at 4180Ghz on an ECS A960MV-V Rev1.0 motherboard. I am running stock voltages and stock cooling with good temps and stability.

Considering this MOBO can supposedly run 8 cores, does anyone see any reason a quad core shouldn't be able to overclock with this motherboard? I believe the VRM is of the PWM variety. I have made heatsinks for the VRM and will attach them soon.
post #2 of 9
That motherboard is absolute garbage and it will never handle a 125W FX CPU, no matter what ECS says. It might work with 125W rated Phenom II CPU since they draw significantly less current at higher voltage.

That motherboard is also 3+1 phase.

Just discard it.
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Lol i just got it, but thanks for not answering my question at all.
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Lol i just got it, but thanks for not answering my question at all.
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Considering this MOBO can supposedly run 8 cores,

Thats a highly questionable claim
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does anyone see any reason a quad core shouldn't be able to overclock with this motherboard?

Brand is known for very cheap components, poor quality control, and low reliability.
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I have made heatsinks for the VRM and will attach them soon.

Why not use that for other higher quality motherboards?
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Why not use that for other higher quality motherboards?
Because i am the only one supporting a family of four with no gubment assistance. Are you buying? Throwing it away and buying a $150 board us not an option.
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Because i am the only one supporting a family of four with no gubment assistance. Are you buying? Throwing it away and buying a $150 board us not an option.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565

try this one.
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I am currently running an FX 4300 at 4180Ghz on an ECS A960MV-V Rev1.0 motherboard. I am running stock voltages and stock cooling with good temps and stability.

Considering this MOBO can supposedly run 8 cores, does anyone see any reason a quad core shouldn't be able to overclock with this motherboard? I believe the VRM is of the PWM variety. I have made heatsinks for the VRM and will attach them soon.

You should be able to optimize your cpu's voltage and speeds. How far is anyone's guess. Keep the VRM's and the whole cpu socket cool and start in small steps. You may be able to run higher speeds with less voltage. Just don't run Prime95 for 24hrs and leave the house. devil.gif
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Ive ran IBT and AOD for about 15 minutes just to see if it will run at all. I figure if it dies I'll get a better one next rime around.
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Ive ran IBT and AOD for about 15 minutes just to see if it will run at all. I figure if it dies I'll get a better one next rime around.

Understood. Back in the day all we had were motherboards NOT designed for overclocking. You can improve performance. thumb.gif
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