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great write up, +rep for that

i noticed all the chokes on the side of my CPU and i know i have a 6 phase board (back in 775 baby!) and there are 6 chokes so i connected the dots. its nice to have confirmation. im glad i have this board, 4.4ghz and no hiccups

once again, thanks for the great info!
    
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E8400 is 65W stock, overclokced should probably take no more than 95W or so tongue.gif I tihnk you're fairly safe
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Very good read. You forgot about my Gigabyte board that died in like April of last year. Gigabyte 760G, 95w Athlon II x4, stock everything. Died within 6 hours.
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Wow, that must've been a really faulty board then to blow up on a 95W processor. 3+1 should be okay on 95W processor + stock cooler + stock speed in most cases... just wouldn't go any higher than that
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Didn't we determine that it was a budget board though? They probably cut cost on the VRM's as well and if I recall, someone brought up that a lot of people had similar situation with that board. I vaguely remember stating that it should be brought to FCC's attention considering.

Of course I may be mistaking for another thread. I tend to get attracted to threads talking about boards going up in flames. tongue.gif
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Here's a link to my thread about my Gigabyte failure. Of course, that's if you'd like to put it in the OP. It's just another thread of proof wink.gif.
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I think so, that board does have a somewhat cheaped out 3+1.... I don't think it's ever been especially notorious though for blowing, or I haven't seen it yet.
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Thanks for the info XD_1771
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I think so, that board does have a somewhat cheaped out 3+1.... I don't think it's ever been especially notorious though for blowing, or I haven't seen it yet.

If you're referring to my Gigabyte board, I've seen 3 or 4 of them blow up here on OCN alone. I know SmasherBasher's cooked. I want to say he was running an Athlon II x2 at the time on it.
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Wow, that's crazy. So I guess phases matters a lot to overclocker/gamers.

To put it short:

Gamer/overclocker/running 125w+ cpu= a high end board with 8+2 phases

Web browsing/light application/no overclocking/under 95w cpu= low end board with at least 6+2 phase

Is this correct xd? confused.gif
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Here's a link to my thread about my Gigabyte failure. Of course, that's if you'd like to put it in the OP. It's just another thread of proof wink.gif.
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