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Fire extinguisher would be a good accessory. Seriously.

You will need additional vcore to reach 4.0ghz. Take it one step at a time to figure out what you need for each speed.

Get a better board though.
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Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
I've played games like Mafia 2 at 3.8ghz all the way through and my computer didn't catch on fire yet.
Overclock near the 4.0s and it will. Maybe not immediately but eventually.
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Run prime 95 nonstop for a day.
Cue 1812 overture.
Ren has a 3+1 phase board.
It at first allowed 125watt chips but due to it being burny, they had to remove support for anything higher then 95 watts.
Otherwise, try upping the reference clock.
 
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post #14 of 16
Just re-checked the Gigabyte CPU support lists on that board. Idiot is right, neither the old nor new revisions of that board support 125W CPUs at all.
Very wisely rated by Gigabyte. I tell everyone to STAY AWAY FROM ALL 3+1 BOARDS WITH 125W CPUs, despite any 125W rating. 4+1 is sometimes bad enough (depending on board quality).
Knowing that it's not rated for 125W TDP at all now and you're pushing more than 125W on it, I highly recommend you stop and lock a few cores or underclock/undervolt until you get a new board.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Just re-checked the Gigabyte CPU support lists on that board. Idiot is right, neither the old nor new revisions of that board support 125W CPUs at all.
Very wisely rated by Gigabyte. I tell everyone to STAY AWAY FROM ALL 3+1 BOARDS WITH 125W CPUs, despite any 125W rating. 4+1 is sometimes bad enough (depending on board quality).
Knowing that it's not rated for 125W TDP at all now and you're pushing more than 125W on it, I highly recommend you stop and lock a few cores or underclock/undervolt until you get a new board.
But he is clearly not interested in your advice. At least you will have an addition to your horror story thread :-)
post #16 of 16
well, this board isn't even officially rated 125W, when I found that out I got really worried
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