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Nope I have the boards correct just might be confusing when I note my M4785-M for comparison

This board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LMUSB3/#overview
- 3 + 1 phase power with enzotec C1's on only half the mosfets. This is the weak board, you are likely to see throttling when pushing high clocks/voltage like 4GHZ at 1.5v for example
The VRM quality/design is good, but it lacks sufficient phases. I suggest adding more C1's this will help, especially if its a folding rig

This board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A88TV_EVOUSB3/
- 8+2 phase very good board for OC. You can use new thermal pads on the VRM heatsink but i bet it's fine just like it is.
 
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Originally Posted by ryan w View Post

Nope I have the boards correct just might be confusing when I note my M4785-M for comparison
This board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LMUSB3/#overview
- 3 + 1 phase power with enzotec C1's on only half the mosfets. This is the weak board, you are likely to see throttling when pushing high clocks/voltage like 4GHZ at 1.5v for example
The VRM quality/design is good, but it lacks sufficient phases. I suggest adding more C1's this will help, especially if its a folding rig

This board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A88TV_EVOUSB3/
- 8+2 phase very good board for OC. You can use new thermal pads on the VRM heatsink but i bet it's fine just like it is.

Thank you for the confirmation, I'll look into making those changes thumb.gif
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Wasn't there an Intel motherboard thread as well?
I cannot for the life of me find that damned thread.
    
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can you tell me if this has a good vrm? I just noticed it tonight on newegg. Im thinking it might be a new revision? or new mobo. Ive been searching these till im blue in the face. :>
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Under the 'Special Features' section, it says:

ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading Digital 6 + 2 Phase CPU Power Design
- Industry leading Digital 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
- CPU Power Utility
- DRAM Power Utility

Considering the 6 + 2 Phase digital Power, and the size of the VRM heat sink, 'd say you're good to go.
It also looks to be Asus's 3rd highest-end board on the AMD side after the Crosshair V and the Sabertooth.
I'd say you're good to go thumb.gif
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I have the GA-970A-D3 with an FX-6100 and i am having freezing problems. Does this have to do with the fact that the mosfets are not heatsinked? i noticed the latest revision of my board has heatsinked mosfets.
post #958 of 1597
I just got my fx-8100 and my thermaltake water cooler setup. I have two 550ti cards that i might use so Im looking for a awesome 150+ board to overclock it on.
I have a coolermaster 922 haf case with plenty of room. My main concern so far is the vrm as you posted.
I have 4 sticks of Muskin redline pc1700. If not for that i would have went sabertooth in a hearbeat. The new asus board I just posted has thunderbolt? header and a option for a add in card for futer use. And it supports 2130 memory. or pc1700. I hope im not thread hijacking as the three things i need is good vrm
speedy memory and sli. Please advise if im in the wrong place and ill gladly delete it. :>
thanks for your help.
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Originally Posted by dactadork View Post

I have the GA-970A-D3 with an FX-6100 and i am having freezing problems. Does this have to do with the fact that the mosfets are not heatsinked? i noticed the latest revision of my board has heatsinked mosfets.

You should be ok for a FX processor left at stock, however you will want get some passive heatsinks on the mosfets as this board (depending on REV) does not have a built in VRM overtemp protection and is only 4+1 phase
Your board and all rev's is listed in the AM3+ Motherboard Phasing list on page one take a look, also read the resources links at the bottom.
and here is some info from gigabyte on your VRM tech look at the Ultra Durable 2 section: http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/98/html/technology-guide-ultra-durable-1.htm

As for freezing i can not definitely say what do you mean by freezing? BSOD? if a voltage regulation component is failing you are likely to see a board that will not post due to hardware failure, if ti is a BSOD you likely need more vcore or cpu.nb voltage temperature permitting. Lastly if it is overtemp protection the you will see throttling of the cpu wattage, core voltage, and core clock
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