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my mobo is doing 3917@ 1.408-1.424 vcore hasn´t blow up yet XD
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The components on the 785GM-US2H are higher quality, but still fairly risky. I know two users now who experienced cap squeal/VRM squeal when this board was loaded with a high TDP CPU (125W x4) and overclock, despite that one of them used VRM cooling. I highly recommend you back it down.
ok thanks for the warnings, i´ll just keep using it like that,
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So was I the only one popping boards with an intel? I fried all 3 of mine.
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Balla just told me about his various skirmishes with the ASUS M4A785-M. He's apparently killed 4 of them on high power consumption processor.... 3 times with cooling on. I have no idea how he does it, but it's going to have to go on the "List of confirmed failure" list
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Balla just told me about his various skirmishes with the ASUS M4A785-M. He's apparently killed 4 of them on high power consumption processor.... 3 times with cooling on. I have no idea how he does it, but it's going to have to go on the "List of confirmed failure" list
Just a matter of luck I suppose, Maybe they just didn't have good quality phases on them boards :/
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balla is known to troll amd sometimes.

maybe ask for pics
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balla is known to troll amd sometimes.

maybe ask for pics
Balla is sound
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suuuuuuuuuuure.
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I dunno if the mosfets went or something else.. There was no physical damage, however the boards would no longer post and swapping out the boards fixed the issue.
I think I'll hold out on calling them VRM fails for now... I'm remarking them with a grey bar (needs more confirmation or details) on my confirmed failures doc.
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/11/11 at 5:53pm
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Because I never saw this thread prior to building my system, I didn't get a better motherboard- lol. I have an asus m4a78LT-M LE, which supports 95w cpu. On the newegg product reviews, many people have been using the board with a phenom ii 555 be unlocked to quad core, and even overclocking it as x4. I've been running it locked x2 at 4ghz with a rosewill z1 heatsink and haven't really had problems- just occasionally my games crash, lockup or freeze for 20seconds but I think it's a video driver or GPU problem.

My question is- if I were to unlock and run quad-core (if my cpu unlocks), what's the worst that could happen in the event of a disaster? I don't mind buying a better motherboard, so if it fries I wouldn't be heartbroken. Are other components at risk? RAM, GPU, CPU and my SSD? I would be rather upset to lose that stuff. I have really good airflow in my case and some heatsinks I can put on mosfets.

To my understanding, if my board fries- I can just buy a nice board and swap all my other components over and reinstall windows. Is this correct?
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