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My MBoard has a 4+1 power design, and CPU's currently running at 1.56v @3.9GHz, should i have any worries regarding the damage 4+1 phase can do?
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Sorry to ask, but i have a question. My mate has a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Rev2 Motherboard, it's 8+2 UNHEATSINKED. We wish to overclock his 1055T to 4ghz, or around that.

Is 8+2 without heatsinks safe? we are running a Noctura D14.
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The only thing I would add to your 4pin vs 8pin theory is that the 4pin boards are 99.9% running hotter than an 8pin board. I experienced this first hand on my last amd. Had an evo that you spoke of, and then changed out to a Gigabyte.... 10c cooler at exact same settings. Only difference was the Gigabyte had an 8pin. Just a personal experience.
    
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Rep for great information!
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thats why i always stick with Asus motherboards
costs a few pennies but you get alot of love back tongue.gif
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I know this is an Intel system but whatever;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131623

I have this motherboard except the chokes are different looking and the caps are black; if I were to drop in an i5 760 later on, should I be worried if I wanted to overclock it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skarm;12423680 
I know this is an Intel system but whatever;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131623

I have this motherboard except the chokes are different looking and the caps are black; if I were to drop in an i5 760 later on, should I be worried if I wanted to overclock it?

absofreakinlutely.
    
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+ rep and +1 to sticky vote. Good stuff.
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Originally Posted by Jonesey I7;12423697 
absofreakinlutely.

you have an explanation as to why?

i5s are 95w and this motherboard is 4+2 from asus
considering i3s are 73w, 95w isn't too far off

there isn't a single asus 4+2 board that died from an oc'd phenom II up there which would use upwards of 150w
any reason why the current motherboard i have can't handle an i5 at 4.0 using ~120w?
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Good read +rep

MSI 790FX GD70 here, 4GHz overclock (20x200, 1.45V), all good so far. I have replaced TIM etc on the NB/Mosfet heatsink and runs much cooler than it was at stock. Flies through stress tests and performs like a champ with OC'd CPU, NB & RAM. Hoping I've got a good one (that is until Bulldozer comes out).
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