Originally Posted by Zethlis
Originally Posted by reflex99
140w processor is really pushing it
I thought I was tech savvy but this is the first time I've worked on upgrading my processor. What exactly will happen if I use a 140w proc on a 95w mobo?
The board will probably not be coded to run that specific CPU and refuse to POST. Or blow up soon after putting a very heavy (i.e. P95) load on it, either way works.
That video above doesn't make sense. How is a 16 phase VRM any less balanced than an 8 phase VRM? Power is split between the phases evenly regardless of amount of phases (unless of course, something like MSI's APS is used and phases are turned off when not in use). A 16 phase VRM allows the power load to be split between more phases and thus each phase has cooler running components. If anything the heat differences he describes (of which are probably nowhere near 60C) are probably attenuated by mounting pressure differences in the larger heatsinks over VRM chips.
What lower phase count can do is reduce manufacturing costs, that I guess is true.
Edited by xd_1771 - 12/27/11 at 1:33am