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i was thinking of writing somthing like this but i cant type for crap and it would take me more than a day so i said screw it.
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT;12426937 
Thankyou. Does it use thermal paste or do you need thermal pads?

It usually uses a thermal pad/tape, I think it's included.... not too sure though.
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I'm running an unlocked X4 on this thing, folding CPU+GPU without problems. Though I do have aftermarket heatsinks on the MOSFETs.
    
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+Rep, thanks for this biggrin.gif
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Thankyou. Does it use thermal paste or do you need thermal pads?

It comes with a thermal pad. Just peel the plastic off the bottom on the thermal pad and pop the two plastic pins into the board and its done.
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Good stuff, should be stickied. +rep

Weird thing is my K9A2 Platinum (4+1) overclocks better than my M4A79XTD EVO (8+2). My EVO vdroops from like 1.5325v to 1.490v... any ideas?
 
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It's sadly something the EVO is rather notorious for (vDroop). I'm thinking it's related to the PWM controller on it. Not that it doesn't overclock well or has bad value, I recommend it often.
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Good stuff, should be stickied. +rep

Weird thing is my K9A2 Platinum (4+1) overclocks better than my M4A79XTD EVO (8+2). My EVO vdroops from like 1.5325v to 1.490v... any ideas?

Hardware Canucks did a review a year or so back on the M4A785TD-V EVO (it has the same power phase btw). They found out that the vdroop was significant going by what CPU-Z was telling them. However, they tested the vcore through hardware also, and found out that the vcore sensors were just really sucky. Here's the article, and a quote from it:
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We noticed that several software applications, including CPU-Z display a fair bit of vCORE variability with a constant load on the CPU, but this was not the case when reading from a DMM. Please take software readings with a grain of salt as this board rocks out some very stable CPU power – even at above 1.6V.
 
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In other news, an Intel board's VRMs just asploded....
eVGA board, 6-phase VRM (heatsinked) trying to run an i7 970 (130W stock TDP) overclocked. I'm thinking this failure was due to overloaded VRMs/channels rather than simple bad quality or overheating.
Looks like it does matter for Intel too folks!
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Oh damn, *looks at my Rampage III and bitting my nails*
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In other news, an Intel board's VRMs just asploded....
eVGA board, 6-phase VRM (heatsinked) trying to run an i7 970 (130W stock TDP) overclocked. I'm thinking this failure was due to overloaded VRMs/channels rather than simple bad quality or overheating.
Looks like it does matter for Intel too folks!
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