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Here's my question- even if a board has poor power-phase and VRM cooling, as long as you maintain voltage at stock levels is there any risk from overclocking a little? Like if I have an AthlonII X2 250 (3.0ghz) that can do 3.6ghz @ stock voltage, is there really any additional stress on the motherboard? I can see the CPU putting out a little more heat, but I can't see why it would stress the VRM's more than normal.
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very little risk of failure if everything is stock.

Raising CPU Speed (i could be wrong here) does seem to add more stress i would think.

Without raising voltage though, I'd say it is rather safe.
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post #894 of 1597
I'm assuming by ASUS M3A78-EM/VM that includes the ASUS M3A78-EM? which would mean it is a 4+1.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131324

Would any of those Enzotech heatsinks fit?
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Hey man I have a m series asus that is 4+1 yours appears to be as well, but the M3 series and the M4 series use different mosfets and chokes by the looks of it.

Figured I would throw in some shots of some air cooling mods i did....of coarse this board would certainly be fried if it was not for the VRM protection built into the board

I cut down MOS C10's that's why the look all crooked and discolored (dont ever try this it sucked lol) buy a few packs of the MOS C1'S and put them on all the mosfets

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Thankx, i will most definitely add VRM sinks. I have some smaller heat sinks cut down or i will install Zalman Vram heat sinks.
Edited by cdoublejj - 8/7/12 at 9:33am
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question is the asrock extreme 3 990fx just the 4 phase version of the extreme 4 or does it actually have different/better mosfets.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

question is the asrock extreme 3 990fx just the 4 phase version of the extreme 4 or does it actually have different/better mosfets.

I would imagine they are different. It is extremely rare for a manufacturer to just cut the number of phases.

Although, I have no confirmation for this.
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Hey Guys,

Im doing a build for later on in the year and i was wondering with this motherboard - Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Would i be able to overclock a FX 6100 ? I already know to be safe when overclocking you are meant to have a Heatsink on the VRM's But as the 6100 has a TDP of 95w and the motherboard has a total TDP of 140w would it be a good idea to overclock the processor to mabey 3.8Ghz or should i leave it stock ?

Thanks in advance ! smile.gif
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Hey Guys,
Im doing a build for later on in the year and i was wondering with this motherboard - Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
Would i be able to overclock a FX 6100 ? I already know to be safe when overclocking you are meant to have a Heatsink on the VRM's But as the 6100 has a TDP of 95w and the motherboard has a total TDP of 140w would it be a good idea to overclock the processor to mabey 3.8Ghz or should i leave it stock ?
Thanks in advance ! smile.gif

I think that is a 3+1 phase I would not OC too much on that.
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