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Am torn between the Asus M5a97 regular ( no digiVRM) and the M5a97 evo ... I'm currently on a dead M4A785TD-V EVO with a heatsinked 8+2 split plane .. and I must get a trade in today .. The vendor hasn't the 970 EVO.. only the plain 970.. should I jump the gun or hold off ?? It'll take a week to order.. and I haven't a working machine in the time being.
AFAIK : (both Heatsinked)
M5a970 evo -- digiVRM 8+2 split
M5a970 -- Low RDS (on) 4+1 split ....
from my current, albeit dead M4A785TD-V EVO -- 8+2 Heatsinked..

I see in your sig that you're running PhII quad @3.8Ghz @1.37v.
If you don't care about going higher than that, 4+1 heatsinked Asus will suffice.
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post #842 of 1623
Thanks for the prompt reply~ Well, I do plan on BD-E later on, but I guess you're right .. smile.gif

And I lose out on some board quality ( I mean color and Sata stacking frown.gif, better audio chip, firewire ) But it should be worth it ..

A question. . How high can I go with a 4+1 with the new low RDS(on) MOSFETs on the M5A97 ?? I mean like 1.45V tops and what amperage >??

Also , even on my current mobo ( 8+2) I've suffered a bit of vdroop with and without LLC adjustments.. And leaving HWmon on overnight usually resulted in a variation of ~ .1VCore ... that's massive right? All this and I think a 4+1 will probably fare worse than my current but dead 8+1 ?? Thanks again !
post #843 of 1623
I'm also liking the Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 and the 970A-UD3, they're both cheaper than the 990FXA, and as far as I can tell, the only differences are the chipset and number of PCI slots.
990XA would probably be best for me since it has two video card slots. 990FXA has four; I don't think I'd ever use that many. 970A only seems to have one, which seems a bit too limiting.
At least if I'm reading them correctly.
post #844 of 1623
i think those boards use that weird digital vrm thing with the vdroop.
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i have an Asus P5K-E do i need a Enzotech MST-66 C1100 or Enzotech MST-88 C1100
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Is ASRock 970 EXTREME4 good enough to push 955 x4 to 3.8 safely or should i just buy GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 ?
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should be fine power wise.

It might limit the overclock potential of the chip, but it is unlikely that it would fail.
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I put two 40mm fans under my CPU fan with zip ties and it worked very well.
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is the MSI 870S-G46 a 4 phase? does it have bad VRMs?
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