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post #711 of 1597
I like how the MSI 870A-G45 is not recommended for oc or a 125watt cpu and has not vrm heatsink + high vrm heatsink fail
when I've been using it for 1 year stock hsf on the cpu oc'ed to 4.2ghz
I now got a 990FXA-GD80 gave my old one away to a friend to help him build a pc he got a Phenom II X4 955 i overclocked it to 3.9ghz no prob.
post #712 of 1597
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Behold! Many G54 and it's variants are on that list. 1 success story. sadly, cannot counteract tens of failures. (17 to be precise, with man others based on the same voltage regulator design)
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Can someone help me with what vrm setup my Biostar TF 8200 A2 am2+ board? Ill have a pic in a min of the vrm area.


Here is a pic.


Edited by Moparman - 10/15/11 at 10:56pm
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Can someone help me with what vrm setup my Biostar TF 8200 A2 am2+ board? Ill have a pic in a min of the vrm area.


Here is a pic.

I just woke up so I can be wrong, but that looks like a 3+1

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post #715 of 1597
Could be 4+1.
Edit: Almost nowhere lists the power setup for this board, closest I got was teh Anandtech review which says:
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Biostar utilizes an excellent 4-phase power delivery system along with quality capacitors throughout the board that resulted in very stable operation with everything from a 9950BE down to a BE-2400.

Edited by allikat - 10/16/11 at 1:06am
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post #716 of 1597
Hahah the NB on this GA-MA78GM-S2H rev1.1 sure get's toasty
3.2Ghz on the x2 240, 229mhz bus, nb 2061mhz, ddr2/667 ram beautifully running 763mhz. I know it can run 800mhz but this mb doesn't like higher bus speeds.
vcore is on auto, I can't lower it so..

E: Or damn it, was that the vrm itself? I did some research on this mb before I bought it from auction.
They were saying something about a buggy sensor.
Gotta install aida64 just to confirm, good that I bought it for use on my sig rig.
Edited by lagittaja - 10/16/11 at 4:09am
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post #717 of 1597
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Can someone help me with what vrm setup my Biostar TF 8200 A2 am2+ board? Ill have a pic in a min of the vrm area.


Here is a pic.

Looks like 4 phase to me
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3+1 phase or 4 phase depending on base design; if the hypertransport is 1000Mhz (2000MT/s) max it usually denotes AM2 base design which does not support split phase power.

TMPIN2 would be VRMs, not northbridge.... the 78GM-S2H is known for failure, but I'm surprised it gets that hot on a mere x2 240

Proof shows - out of all the boards, the MSI 870/770 series (most of which share common VRM design) have the highest failure rate compared to everything else.
post #719 of 1597
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the 78GM-S2H is known for failure, but I'm surprised it gets that hot on a mere x2 240
Hahah
Well it doesn't even have any cooling, plus I have a freezer 7 tower cooler, although there is a 38mm open frame exhaust fan on the rear right next to the vrm area so that _should_ help a little bit.
And to top that of the psu is right next to it, and the psu has 120mm intake fan.
But, I don't trust that sensor.. I clearly remember reading some stuff about buggy sensors on this particular board.
I think I'll go and try that vacuum cleaner "trick" to see if the temperature actually lowers when I suck air at high speed away from that area.
I'm gonna make a bet with myself that it doesn't lower much.
I'll try that tomorrow.
E: Now that I did a bit more digging, the sensor is not vrm. Its the northbridge, based on 40+ pages of discussion found with google. I'll confirm this tomorrow by trying to lower the temp with the vacuum

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Edited by lagittaja - 10/16/11 at 6:12pm
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^ Good point; should make sure at least some airflow gets there. Many older GIGABYTE 3+1 boards are known for being slouches. Good luck with the vacuum cleaner trick!
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