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what does 8+2 phase CPU power mean?

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i have seen this on the the motherboard i am buying and after a look on google i can't seem to find out what it means or what advantages it offers. is any here any the wiser to what it mean?
    
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More/better VRM means better power regulation to your CPU and RAM. It is important if you heavily overclock.
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Someone correct me if i'm wrong
8+2 means eight phase for the cpu and 2 for the memory, I believe. The more phases it has, the more reliable the power delivery to the cpu is.
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Originally Posted by MRHANDS View Post
Someone correct me if i'm wrong
8+2 means eight phase for the cpu and 2 for the memory, I believe. The more phases it has, the more reliable the power delivery to the cpu is.
Semi-correct. The more quality phases it has, the more reliable power delivery is. 24-phase Intel boards don't actually overclock as well or stable as boards with, say, 8 to 14 phases, because they use better phases. Of course, this is AMD and somewhat a different story.
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so how does more reliable power delivery help me with overclocking?
    
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Originally Posted by noobclocker1277 View Post
so how does more reliable power delivery help me with overclocking?
When cranking the voltage up it can be more stable.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
When cranking the voltage up it can be more stable.
thank you. i like that, simple and easy to remember

but to se sensible so. it is a good thing as i am planning to push my new cpu quite hard
    
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