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a buddy of mine just built a new rig. i tried to warn him about certain boards. he picked up a msi gd54 and a x6. he killed the board with in 6 hours. the board is 4+1 then he bought a gigabyte 770 board with the same 4+1. i told him he would kill that board to. i made him return the board and buy a better board.
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Cool story bro.
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just trying warning you guys. 4+1 is bad..
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Into the horror stories list!
This was at stock speed? and with what cooler?
post #5 of 28
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Cool story bro.
Lol. You're on a 3+1 board. I fried the same EXACT board you're running with my 630 95w chip at stock.

Ticking time bomb, just waiting to happen....
 
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3+1? I think the MA785GM-US2H is 4+1.
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post #7 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Lol. You're on a 3+1 board. I fried the same EXACT board you're running with my 630 95w chip at stock.

Ticking time bomb, just waiting to happen....
did you kill multiple ones?

Possible defect?
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post #8 of 28
I wouldn't buy a board with anything less than 8+1 nowadays. I think my M4A77TD Pro has 8+1 or 8+2..
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Its 4+1, They dont do 3+1. Uneven phases for CPU would be bad. (4 phases for CPU + 1 phase for RAM) Good boards: 8 Phases for CPU, 2 for RAM
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FiX View Post
Its 4+1, They dont do 3+1. Uneven phases for CPU would be bad. (4 phases for CPU + 1 phase for RAM) Good boards: 8 Phases for CPU, 2 for RAM
How much do you want to bet on that?


/OT, the Giga 770T-whatever would probably be fine for an X6 at stock. Gigabyte VRMS > G54's vrms
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