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Should I abandon my MOBO for an 8 pin AUX?

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Hey guys,

I have been running at 3.5GHz without a problem on my Motherboard, but I have a question about the 4 pin aux power. I heard that an 8 pin will stabilize an overclock. Is it worth me exchanging it for a board with the 8 pin, or will I be fine with my current board?

Also, if I do go with an 8 pin MOBO, is Gigabyte okay? I had a Gigabyte years ago, and I went through 2 of them over a period of 1 year. Have they gotten better? I'm struggling with the idea of leaving ASUS. Thanks!
post #2 of 12
noooooooooooo

wait for AM3+ if you wanna upgrade
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post #3 of 12
I wouldnt leave asus for ggiabyte, are you trying to go higher than 3.5 ? I take it you are trying to get to 4.0+ is this just to say I did it or are you going to run 4.0 all day thats the real question. if its a one time run then the answer is no if your gonna see how long your chip can take 4.0 then you had better get better power at the mosfets
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Well actually Gigabyte is better than Asus

Asus support simply sucks...
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post #5 of 12
I had an issue with a P6T Deluxe V2, and was OVERNIGHTED a new mobo, and a return label.. for free..

Gigabyte is wonderful as well though. they are my main two choices.
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said support not RMA


technical support as bios upgrades sucks
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oh, i apologize, I have never dealt with them in that sense.
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Hey guys,

I have been running at 3.5GHz without a problem on my Motherboard, but I have a question about the 4 pin aux power. I heard that an 8 pin will stabilize an overclock. Is it worth me exchanging it for a board with the 8 pin, or will I be fine with my current board?

Also, if I do go with an 8 pin MOBO, is Gigabyte okay? I had a Gigabyte years ago, and I went through 2 of them over a period of 1 year. Have they gotten better? I'm struggling with the idea of leaving ASUS. Thanks!
Yeah, More voltage to your CPU when you overclock
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I plan on staying at 3.5 GHz, maybe 3.6GHz. If I keep my board, I will be adding mosfet heat sinks.
Is AM3+ expected soon?
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I plan on staying at 3.5 GHz, maybe 3.6GHz. If I keep my board, I will be adding mosfet heat sinks.
Is AM3+ expected soon?
AM3+ is expected soon yes, between Feburary - April hopefully
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