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So I read this and looked up my board, the Biostar T5XE CFX+SLI and apparently it is 4+2+2. Is this good? From my understanding, it should be plenty, but I want to make sure.
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So I read this and looked up my board, the Biostar T5XE CFX+SLI and apparently it is 4+2+2. Is this good? From my understanding, it should be plenty, but I want to make sure.
P55 boards are usually X+X as they have no IGP to power.

probably 6+2

EDIT: nvm, looks like 4+2 from here
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P55 boards are usually X+X as they have no IGP to power.

probably 6+2

EDIT: nvm, looks like 4+2 from here
Yep your right, their specs are confusing.
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Expecting this thread to get interesting with 8 cores
You can't seriously be predicting that Bulldozer 8 cores will blow boards even more rampantly than the Phenom II x6?

I mean, sure it's 8 cores, but with CMT/shared resources and on 32nm

Also... [click here] for the 2nd VRM fail of the day, on 3rd day in a row (4th day in a row on certain timezones)

Trends in when VRM failures happen seem weird. Sure it may be summer, but earlier when it was February-March when everyone still had school, boards were blowing like there was no tomorrow!
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/22/11 at 11:52pm
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Picked up a X6- M4A87TD/USB3 combo very cheap last week. 4+1 phases, seemed a nice combo untill Bulldozer.

Horrible board, i'm not afraid to blow the vrm... since it starts to throttle even at stock mhz/voltage (3.2 - 1.25v) and low tempts (38°c)

Now to find a decent 990fx board...
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Throttling on boards with lower end VRMs - if not total VRM failures - are actually also a very common sight among users with ASUS motherboards that are lower end, and higher end CPUs. This is how ASUS gets low end 3+1 phase and 4-phase to pass the test and ratify for 125W processor, even though they may not be capable. Sometimes they throttle 125W processors even if at stock speed & stock cooler. This may allow for safe operation, but not reliable operation, at full load. Gigabyte does not bother to ratify most of their 3+1 phase for a 125W at all. Other manufacturers are just dumb and do it anyway, despite that there may be lack of proper VRM protection and even cooling on these certain mobos.
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It's fine in games, the vrm's do not run hot. It only happens during prime etc.

Are there any nice 990fx motherboards with decent vrm's? (m-atx if possible)

Very tempted to just order one now and get rid of this crappy asus. It's fine for games, it hasn't throttled yet while playing BC2 even with a mild overclock (3.7 - 1.35v) but not being able to run prime makes me lose confidence in my motherboard :'(.
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You can't seriously be predicting that Bulldozer 8 cores will blow boards even more rampantly than the Phenom II x6?

I mean, sure it's 8 cores, but with CMT/shared resources and on 32nm

Also... [click here] for the 2nd VRM fail of the day, on 3rd day in a row (4th day in a row on certain timezones)

Trends in when VRM failures happen seem weird. Sure it may be summer, but earlier when it was February-March when everyone still had school, boards were blowing like there was no tomorrow!
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Aside from being in mostly february, it also ended in very early march, before the break.
Perhaps it just happens
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