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Using an M4A785TD-M, going to buy one of these chips today with a little luck.

I've posted questions about going X6 on these MoBo's before, but its do-or-die time and I need a reality check.

Havent heard of any Asus M4A's going up in flames but need some last minute input. Probably wont be overclocking hard, were strictly on air cooling for now. 3.5 - 3.8GHz MAX.
    
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1055T.

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I had the same problem too yesterday. I was at microcenter and I was stuck between 955 and 1055t, but I thought about it and I don't really need 6 cores because I only browse the internet play games and sometimes photoshop. So, I went with the 955 and now I'm at 4.1Ghz stable.
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1055t for sure. I traded up from a 955 to my 1055 and I love it. It OC's extremely well and the extra 2 cores will really come in handy when it comes to video encoding/rendering and folding. For gaming however, you shouldn't really see a difference between the two.
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Folding and Video Encoding are priority #1, for sure.

After this it will be a GTS450. Just need to know I'm not taxing the board. Again, probably never going for 4GHz.
    
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I believe your board only has 4+1 phase power and no mosfet cooling, so overclocking will be very limited, but I don't see a problem in being able to hit 3.6ghz-3.8ghz on it. You should be able to hit those clocks on stock volts, or with a very slight voltage bump.
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It's 8+2, but without cooling on the mosfets.
    
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by HobieCat View Post
I believe your board only has 4+1 phase power and no mosfet cooling, so overclocking will be very limited, but I don't see a problem in being able to hit 3.6ghz-3.8ghz on it. You should be able to hit those clocks on stock volts, or with a very slight voltage bump.
Correct, my board is only 4+1. I intend to install aftermarket VRM heatsinks and until then will probably stick to 3.5GHz or lower. I'll just be giddy to have 4 more cores.
    
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It's 8+2, but without cooling on the mosfets.
/Baskt_Case confused

I thought only the "V" version had 8+2?

If true, then I dont know why I'm worried at all...

Research is in order. Can I tell by looking??? Seems like I've read this elsewhere... grrrr, need info faster than I can search for it. Any input appreciated.

That being said, how has your experience been jbalsa?
Edited by Baskt_Case - 1/2/11 at 11:18am
    
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/Baskt_Case confused

I thought only the "V" version had 8+2?

If true, then I dont know why I'm worried at all...

Research is in order. Can I tell by looking??? Seems like I've read this elsewhere... grrrr, need info faster than I can search for it. Any input appreciated.

That being said, how has your experience been jbalsa?
I just read a review on HardwareCanucks and it said the V-version has 8+2 power, but the M-version only has 4+1 power.

Quote:
Those interested in the micro model will have to trade in their beefy 8+2 phase power for a more “standard†4+1 phase design.
Source: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-review-8.html
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