Originally Posted by Atomfix
The mosfet's are the tiny black chips behind the big black square boxes which are called the Chokes...
It's optional yes but if your going to do some overclocking which would mean you might need to do a little overvolting, than that means your mosfet's are going to burn up like crazy... Yeah can do it, but you would probably have a good few months before your motherboard might give way beacuse they will burn out eventually.
It's entirely up to you, There's no need for the heatsink, but it's highly recommended if your going to overclock/overvolt though
Oh I see, I thought they were the other black boxes, thank you
So I'll need to find heatsinks for them. But I have a Noctua NH-D14 which is HUGE, so I'm concerned the heatsinks wont fit?
PS! I have no idea how large the heatsinks are, could you post me some suggestions?
Originally Posted by kingofyo1
if you really wanna over clock your mosfets, I'd seriously suggest grabbing some heat sinks for it. North bridge is where you actually see the most increase in speed at. Going from 2600 NB speed to 3k is night and day, I'm super serial(pardon the south park pun). Hyper Transport speed doesnt see any physical increase over like 2000, so keep that as your max HT. CPU-NB voltage should be under 1.4v, CPU Vcore should be between 1.4 and 1.5 for 4 ghz. Put the multiplier up as far as humanly possible, and put fsb wherever it has to be to get your OC to 4ghz. I'd suggest lowering your DRAM to 800mhz and keep the rest on auto. When you overclock your processor FSB it auto overclocks everything else, so you'll have to lower a few things(dram, NB, HT, etc)
Okay, thanks. But everyone is talking about not going higher than 2ghz on the HT. In my BIOS the maximum frequenzy I can choose for HT is 2ghz and for NB its somewhere around 2,6ghz I think.Edited by Nikkopo - 1/18/11 at 3:09am