Originally Posted by Sainix
Damm i should have come to this site first lol i bought the mobo cuz it seemed like such a good deal, this is going to be my first build and i was planning on learning about Over clocking and all that and trying it out on here. hmmm well i wouldnt want a fire to start thats for sure...its going in a nzxt phantom and using a corsair tx650 psu.
so you dont think i could over clock the cpu with that mobo at all?
You'd be able to, but what he means is, when you increase the voltage, the mosfets need to work alot harder, in turn would make them really hot, if they are not sufficiently cooled than they might catch fire, it has happened before and can happen again.
Best thing would be, would be to monitor the temps of hte mosfets by touching them when testing the cpu stability using prime95 etc. Just touch them, they will get warm, but if they get burning hot and burn your skin, You would need to down clock the cpu and decrease voltage until they run hot and not BURNING hot.
So it might take alot of tweaking on your end, cause Hot mosfets really effect Voltage load balancing to the cpu and it would effect stability greatly.
Goodluck with your first build