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Decent board, only sinch is you may run into some vDroop issues so I've heard

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If you don't mind abnormally high vDroop, then it is a fine board power delivery wise.

Overclocking, and High DOA rate, are another issue though.
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Interesting read. Will keep this in mind
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It's poor for overclocking?

How about this board - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131647 ?
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So I am not very well versed in VRM's and Mosfets, although reading this thread had me a bit concerned.

I have a GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 2.1) - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3516#ov

I was just curious if the OP or anyone could shed some light on if this board is dangerous in anyway. Or would it be dumb to buy an aftermarket heatsink for it because I would like to buy an aftermarket heatsink for my NB (it runs at 53c full load atm).
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it is a fine board.

Don't go pushing insane volts (1.6+) and you will be fine
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Ya my only really goal is get to 4.0Ghz on my 955 below 55c. Right now I have an H50 cooler and my cpu is at 3.8Ghz @1.425v. When I push it to to 4 my cpu temp shoots up to 55-57c and my NB is around 55c. Which is why I wanted to cool my NB and get a rasa water cooling kit for my CPU.
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it is a fine board.

Don't go pushing insane volts (1.6+) and you will be fine
^Agreed. It probably has high quality VRM's,and a heatsink covering them. Motherboards without VRM cooling is pretty much OC at your own risk. Also,higher quality phases means you usually don't need as many.
Question,which temp is my NB?

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The 890GPA is a quality ultra durable motherboard with great VRM quality and it's even heatsinked nicely
Not as ideal as other boards for pushing x6 (i.e. less phases = not as stellar power delivery = perhaps not as good of an OC) but that's about it.
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@Heavy MG - I might be wrong but I think the NB is TMPIN01, but I have heard it could be the bottom as well. It's actually really unclear which one it is.

@xd 1771 - Do you recommend me getting any type of aftermarket heatsink for the VRM? because I would really love to get an aftermarket one for my NB but the NB and VRM heatsinks are piped together.
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