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Any idea of how many phases this board has? I'm guessing 4. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131672 And secondly, would you trust this not to die while overclocking a Athlon II dual core?
    
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I see five in the image on newegg so I think it is a 4+1. My board also lacks mosfet cooling and I have no problem running my i5-750 at 4.0 GHz at 1.34 volts so you should be fine with some light overclocking.
 
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4+1 which is a low as it get now a day really. IT more then enough for Dual and even a Tri Core. Try to keep it under 1.5v though.
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post #4 of 10
maybe 5..
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Thanks for the info, any more would be appreciated also.
    
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post #6 of 10
It's 4+1. And overclocking an athlon II dual core will be fine. Just don't try anything too extreme.
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post #7 of 10
4+1. Athlon II dual core is a relatively low 65W TDP, you're fine.
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Pretty much all AMD boards have 4+1 phase these days - even the "8 phase" boards are really only 4 phase wink.gif
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post #9 of 10
Sometimes, un-nefer... tongue.gif true 8+2/8+1 can exist sometimes. But some boards are like that, my board is like that, this is known as a 4+1 split; the channeling is only 4+1 but is split into 8+2 components. It's pretty close to an 8+2 and I usually continue calling it 8+2 just for simplicity.
But with an Athlon II x2 at 65W stock TDP, power phase shouldn't really be an issue until you start looking at 2+1 phases or so.
post #10 of 10
Not sometimes, pretty much all of the time. All mobos I have checked use a single 4+1 power regulator - go check any of the "8+2 phase" mobos for the power regulator used and then read up on its specs and you'll see it is actually only 4+1.

Mobo makers trick consumers who know very little about power phases and electronics - they simply use double the inductors per power phase and call it "8+2 phase", but it is not. It is just a 4+1 power regulator with each power phase shared between two power inductors in an effort to improve power delivery.

I'm actually yet to come across a single AMD mainboard that has a true 8+2 power regulator - if you know of one, please let me know.
Edited by un-nefer - 2/16/11 at 5:57pm
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