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That looks like a (rather weirdly staggered/positioned) 4+1 phase setup under a heatsink.  Not bad I guess if the component quality underneath those heatsinks is decent, but I don't know that.  Hmm.

 

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any recommendation board if i still want to use my x6?

Definitely consider a switch-out as the 890FXA-GD70 is known for failures with overclocked x6.  What is your intended budget and board feature needs?  i.e. single card, dual card, etc?  May help to fill out and set your signature PC so we can get more info about your setup.

post #882 of 1606
im considering switch-out to Crosshair V or GA 990fxa-ud7 coz im also planning to upgrade to fx chip.
between those two, which one gives more stability in oc?

sorry, just a noob question
post #883 of 1606
ch V...The sabertooth is good,too Of notable mention:m4a89gtd-pro and biostar ta990fxe
 
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That looks like a (rather weirdly staggered/positioned) 4+1 phase setup under a heatsink.  Not bad I guess if the component quality underneath those heatsinks is decent, but I don't know that.  Hmm.

So in my case, should I consider getting some more active cooling for the VRMs? Besides just spot cooling with a random fan, what kind of setups can be found for active cooling (air) such a weirdly staggered/positioned board? Do they make specific VRM cooling heatsink/fan combos similar to a CPU setup?
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^ If they are too hot to run passive.

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How are the VRM's on a AsRock 990FX Extreme4? List sais they are 8+2 and OK for 140w CPU OC. That correct as i'm pushing a 1100T pretty high on the vcore as in 1.50-1.53v 24/7 and up to 1.70v for benches and i NEED a stable voltage line wink.gif

I am thinking of getting a blue toned AM3+ board with UEFI and better PCI-E layout and the AsRock fits the profile.

So does the Gigabyte 990FX D3. Hows the VRM's and overclocking ability on that?
EDIT: Seems to be weaker as it's only 4+1..

Or maybe some other board with proper VRM's? Suggestions?

I really like what i'm seeing with the Fatal1ty AsRock but it's not blue frown.gif
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i had courage then upped my oc

on the 4+1 giga 785g ush2 no heatsinked

4ghz 965be c3 @ 1.47
2600nb @ 1.3

tons of 3dmarks passes, games, did not blew XD
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The D3 has no VRM cooling on it..... so it's not very overclocking ready.

I don't recommend keeping that US2H overclock that way for a long time or putting any ridiculous stress on your CPU such as extended stress tests since it is a very low end 4+1 phase 3-transistor setup with low capacity and you can expect high heat levels and/or quick degradation, even with proper cooling.  For those purposes and a 965, you should ideally be using a different motherboard with a quality VRM setup.

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yeah thanks, but until this thing dies i won´t upgrade, i might help a little bit XD

my pc has cnq on, and i do basic stuff most of the time so there is not much stress until i play some games

but 90% of the time the pc is idling with web, word, basic stuff,

it had 3.9ghz@1.45 for more than a year
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Purely in terms of overclocking and vrm design which is better. The Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 or the ASRock 990FX Extreme4?
I notice that the Extreme4 has a larger vrm heatsink that is heatpiped to the northbridge heatsink and also has a vrm fan.
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