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I'd like to ask how safe it is to overclock an FX-4170 on the ASRock 970 Extreme3? I will be using a CM Hyper 212 EVO. How much of an overclock should I be expecting? I'm aiming for 4.6Ghz, but I'd like to know if I can go higher. What precautions do I need to take? I know it only has a 4+1 power phase design, but then again, its the best 970 chipset motherboard available in my area.

I wanted to go with either the ASUS M5A97 or M5A97 EVO, seeing as both feature VRM protection, but both are sold out. The ASRock Extreme3 seems to be the only best option.

Have a look at the M5A99X evo r2.0 available from scan.co.uk in the uk
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Have a look at the M5A99X evo r2.0 available from scan.co.uk in the uk

Thanks. Unfortunately, this is not available at my current location. What about the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 or ASUS M5A97 EVO? I've been reading up about those and they seem to fair better than the ASRock 970 Extreme3, with 8+2 and 6+2 power phase designs respectively.
post #1173 of 1597
The GA-970A-UD3 board is a good board and people have been able to achieve a good level of OC with it.

Just remember there are no guarantees when you OC.
post #1174 of 1597
m5a97 evo is a great board, love mine.

its just not the right board if you plan on one day having xfire or sli
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Thanks. Unfortunately, this is not available at my current location. What about the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 or ASUS M5A97 EVO? I've been reading up about those and they seem to fair better than the ASRock 970 Extreme3, with 8+2 and 6+2 power phase designs respectively.
Sorry been fitting my cooler so not been on, the ud3 seems to be popular amongst some of overclockers members, both those boards have the potential to give a decent overclock if you can keep your temps down :-)
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Got a question. I own a AsRock 970 extreme3 mobo, and was wondering if I could obtain lower CPUTIN temps by placing these heatsinks-> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012 on my motherboard. Thanks!
    
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^ You've already got VRM heatsinks on your mobo and those would add little.
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Sorry been fitting my cooler so not been on, the ud3 seems to be popular amongst some of overclockers members, both those boards have the potential to give a decent overclock if you can keep your temps down :-)
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Originally Posted by Forde3654Eire View Post

I'd like to ask how safe it is to overclock an FX-4170 on the ASRock 970 Extreme3? I will be using a CM Hyper 212 EVO. How much of an overclock should I be expecting? I'm aiming for 4.6Ghz, but I'd like to know if I can go higher. What precautions do I need to take? I know it only has a 4+1 power phase design, but then again, its the best 970 chipset motherboard available in my area.

I wanted to go with either the ASUS M5A97 or M5A97 EVO, seeing as both feature VRM protection, but both are sold out. The ASRock Extreme3 seems to be the only best option.

The ASRock extreme 3 has pretty similar VRM design to the M5A97,and it does have shut-down protection,and you can over clock that 4130 as high as you'd like seeing as how it's only around 95w stock. I ran a similar ASRock VRM design with an X6 Thuban at 4.0GHz no problems for over a year.
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The ASRock extreme 3 has pretty similar VRM design to the M5A97,and it does have shut-down protection,and you can over clock that 4130 as high as you'd like seeing as how it's only around 95w stock. I ran a similar ASRock VRM design with an X6 Thuban at 4.0GHz no problems for over a year.

Really? Also have the extreme3 and a 6 core thuban. In HWmonitor, i see the CPUTIN temps rise alot, and am scared to oc anything past 3.4. any advice?
    
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