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I think that is a 3+1 phase I would not OC too much on that.
Hmm... Im not sure but on the vrm info list it says it is a 4+1 But anyway what do you think the max i should Overclock too?
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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

if it is anything like other low end ASUS boards, it will throttle and stuff well before it harms the board.

Overclocking a 6100 would probably hit the throttle pretty quick.
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post #903 of 1597

The /USB3 uses a 4+1 phase system.. be sure to keep your VRMs cooled and it might mitigate the time before you run into any problems.

post #904 of 1597
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if it is anything like other low end ASUS boards, it will throttle and stuff well before it harms the board.
Overclocking a 6100 would probably hit the throttle pretty quick.
Okay thanks for the reply smile.gif
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

The /USB3 uses a 4+1 phase system.. be sure to keep your VRMs cooled and it might mitigate the time before you run into any problems.
I might get a spare fan that i could put blowing at the vrms but im not sure , to be on the safe side i think its probably best not to overclock haha , thanks for the reply.
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post #905 of 1597

Psst.... I just love to push the issue biggrin.gif

 

Asus M5A78LM LX Plus here with an X6 folded 24/7 for 4 weeks straight with ram sinks on the VRM's and a 120mm fan blowing on them. The X6 was overclocked to 3.9GHz with 1.525v vcore and 1.35v through the CPU NB. The board is still going strong until the devil.gif

 
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post #906 of 1597

Until the devil.gif!?

 

What could that mean tongue.gif

 

Are you sure there isn't any protective throttling ongoing?  Bear in mind that with this board you could be losing points without noticing.... I know it's fun but you might want to swap it out before the Chimp Challenge.  There probably wouldn't be any explosion to watch anyway, as the board is equipped with over-current protection.

post #907 of 1597

The board is not throttling at all, I watch it in CPU-Z. The clock speed stays right around where I set it. My LLC is set at 12.9%. My vcore increases .125v under load, no more, no less. I thought for sure I would fry the board by now!

 

Where did you guys locate the power phase spec for the board? I searched everywhere trying to find it for the Plus version. I could not find anything published.

 

You missed me didn't you? wubsmiley.gif Remember that Gigabyte board I had with the X4 that I put RAM sinks on? It is still alive and well with a new owner.

 

Edit:

 

I sold my Antec 920 and put a 212+ on it. Now I have this little cpu fan running full throttle:

 

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post #908 of 1597

I don't find CPU-Z to be an accurate measurement for clock speed changes..... I often don't see my processor downclocks in real-time in CPU-Z and I have Cool'n'Quiet on.  There's usually quite a delay or it does not show up.

The M5A PLUS should have the same internal design as the M5A (bar the plus) alongside the M4A series boards, none of which even have a 125W TDP rating (hence the one on this board is likely a mistake) and have been proven to undergo OCP with cooling present.

 

Keep on with the testing, I guess!

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The board is not throttling at all, I watch it in CPU-Z. The clock speed stays right around where I set it. My LLC is set at 12.9%. My vcore increases .125v under load, no more, no less. I thought for sure I would fry the board by now!

Where did you guys locate the power phase spec for the board? I searched everywhere trying to find it for the Plus version. I could not find anything published.

You missed me didn't you? wubsmiley.gif  Remember that Gigabyte board I had with the X4 that I put RAM sinks on? It is still alive and well with a new owner.

Edit:

I sold my Antec 920 and put a 212+ on it. Now I have this little cpu fan running full throttle:

600x450px-LL-9e337312_DSCF0693.jpeg

Hey you copied cheater cheater smile.gif even I have small fan sitting on the VRM's smile.gif
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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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Originally Posted by ryan w View Post

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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Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

Thankx, i will most definitely add VRM sinks. I have some smaller heat sinks cut down or i will install Zalman Vram heat sinks.

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