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Am I in any danger? haha.
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Wouldn't push too hard.
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Originally Posted by reflex99;12450429 
Wouldn't push too hard.

I've had it running at 1.312 volts for a while, clocked from 2.3GHz to 2.8GHz. I tried going a little further but it wouldn't POST so I figured it's best if I keep it here.
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1.3v isn't much

still, 3+1 is kinda iffy
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Originally Posted by reflex99;12450458 
1.3v isn't much

still, 3+1 is kinda iffy

I had 1.47v on my Athlon X2 for a much longer time, although it's a dual core, the TDP's aren't far off.
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just sayin' that 3+1 isn't ideal for overclocking.

Your board is probably fine. Biostar Tseries is pretty good line
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3+1 definitely really not ideal for overclocking anything except a 65W TDP processor really.
On the other hand, just took in some individual examples from the "I toasted my 890FX-GD70 Club"...
The list of horror stories in the article is getting quite long eek.gif
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The MSI 790FX/890FX boards are actually really good for overclocking anything except quads.

Back when Phenom II (AM3, 710, 720, 550 etc) first showed up, the 790FX-GD70 was the go-to board for overclocking.

Not really sure what happened when quads showed up...... Wish it could have remained a good board. I love MSI, but I didn't want to chance it with my dry ice rig.


Also xd, what do you think of this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138163

I wanna say 5+1, but that seems really weird. Maybe 4+2 like the FXE?
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Some of the examples in that thread weren't even the 890FXA-GD70.
I'm pretty sure the first Phenom IIs that showed up were quads, i.e. it started with x4 920, 940...... went to AM3 CPUs starting with x4 955, 965, x3 720, x2 550

That's an older Biostar board, don't think it's of as much quality as the newer Biostar board. Figuring out phase/channel arrangement by looking at the mosfets, it's a 4+1 - big "1R5" one on the left = IMC phase, the 4 small ones marked "1R0" are main phases, and "1R2" phase is apparently unrelated. I don't think it's as decent, doesn't look to be low RDS for one
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/19/11 at 5:29pm
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Fairly sure that Phenom II was released like (could be wrong though redface.gif)

940/920 first, but they were am2, so the GD70 wouldn't use those.

Then the 720/710 came out, then a few weeks later the 965/955/550 showed up.

A lot of the 790FX reviews are done with 710s and 720s, which makes me think that 955s/965s weren't availible yet.
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