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Just found out my current rig is somewhat in danger of going kaboom. Can anybody vouch for any Asus motherboards?

I was looking at the ASUS M4A87TD/USB3.
Even though it's 4+1, would putting VRM heatsinks and doing a slight OC (~3.5ghz) still be dangerous?
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Between those two - Asus M4A88T-M and Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 which is better for OC with improvised VRM cooling (ghetto modded old passive heatsink from Asus 7600GS )
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Originally Posted by MeBeTrollin' View Post
Between those two - Asus M4A88T-M and Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 which is better for OC with improvised VRM cooling (ghetto modded old passive heatsink from Asus 7600GS )
GIgabyte.

The 770T-UD3 uses the same VRM design as their 790X & 790FX boards.
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GIgabyte.

The 770T-UD3 uses the same VRM design as their 790X & 790FX boards.
I thought it was the same as the K9A2 plat?
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I thought it was the same as the K9A2 plat?
K9A2-Platinum used Infineon MOSFETs to my memory, but I do not remember which models, nor the layout off the top of my head.

The 770T-UD3, 790X-UD4P, & 790FX-UD5P all use the same MOSFET design. And same components.

You can lift the heatsink off a 790X and put it on the 770T without an issue. It's also why the Enzotech heatsink works on most Gigabyte boards.
They tend to use the same design with their Ultra Durable boards and increase the PCIe slot count, or add on some extra stuff and make it the next number up.
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Just found out my current rig is somewhat in danger of going kaboom. Can anybody vouch for any Asus motherboards?

I was looking at the ASUS M4A87TD/USB3.
Even though it's 4+1, would putting VRM heatsinks and doing a slight OC (~3.5ghz) still be dangerous?
my friend's asus has a 4+1 and decent OC we installed VRM syncs before installing the core 2 quad
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I recommend a slight rename of this article:
"AMD Motherboard TDP and VRM system info"
Or something similar. I find this as a useful resource for TDP support as well as VRM info.

Low RDS (on) is a new type of MOSFET that is smaller and runs cooler.

Belial perhaps you could take a pic of your mobo and post it here for reference?
Not a bad idea. When will we have an intel version?
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Not a bad idea. When will we have an intel version?
you can make one if you really want to....
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i had heard there was one in the works and offered my help if possible/needed.
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Any custom heatsinks for GA-990FXA-D3's VRMs?
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