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So my am3 motherboard only has 4+1 phase power, because I overclock a lot and the CPU goes just over 130w on a light oc I'm wondering if connecting an 8 pin CPU power connector I could use the extra phase and spread the load a little.
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i say go for it. the more phases the better.
    
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i say go for it. the more phases the better.
I cqnt lose my motherboard though, so is this safe to do?
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post #4 of 16
more phases = better.

If anything lower phaese would be worse.

im using 16+1 phase. only 8+1 is needed for a 4.0 or so OC. MSI board's have this issue where the VRM's dotn have Heatsink's and they have less then 8 phase power. then they light on fire.


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more phases = better.

If anything lower phaese would be worse.
Yeah i know thqt but I wqnt to know if qn 8 pin connector will allow me to use the extra power phase
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post #6 of 16
nope.

only your OC will determine this.

but i always reccomend using the 8-pin adapter.
    
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Originally Posted by jy360 View Post
Yeah i know thqt but I wqnt to know if qn 8 pin connector will allow me to use the extra power phase
I'd use the 8pin connector to power the board fully and properly...

That being said, I would not OC heavily on that board, it has no mosfet cooler at all, it's a fire waiting to happen if you push it too far :\\

The 8pin connector should help, that goes without a doubt, but just don't OC too hard, heat is the enemy on those naked mosfets
    
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Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
nope.

only your OC will determine this.

but i always reccomend using the 8-pin adapter.
Ok ill do that then. Thanks! I got some vrm /most coolers so it should be fine
Edited by JY - 1/16/11 at 7:06am
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I'd use the 8pin connector to power the board fully and properly...

That being said, I would not OC heavily on that board, it has no mosfet cooler at all, it's a fire waiting to happen if you push it too far :\\

The 8pin connector should help, that goes without a doubt, but just don't OC too hard, heat is the enemy on those naked mosfets
I got some after market coolers for them
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@ OP are you talking about adding an 8pin to the board, or plugging the one that is there in?

If it is the latter and you just have been running your board without it plugged then, then yeah plug it in. It should of been plugged in from day one. If it is the adding, then no, it will kill your board.
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