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This was at stock speed? and with what cooler?
he said 3.8, and a cheap best buy heat pipe cooler

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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....
some people are just ignorant. thou my buddys 790fx gd70 is 4+1 and doesnt seem to have any issues
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3+1? I think the MA785GM-US2H is 4+1.
Nope, its a 3+1. Hands down. I had 7 of them. I know that board very well.

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did you kill multiple ones?

Possible defect?
I killed ONE. Gigabyte sent me 6 more back from RMA, none worked (all were burnt up at the VRM's). It is a KNOWN problem with the low line Gigabyte boards to have VRM fires. Just like it is well known that they are 3+1 power phase. The 760G - 785G boards all share the EXACT same board and VRM setup.

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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
Nope. It's a 3+1. I understand uneven phases for a CPU is bad. Why do you think that board is so horrible?
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785GM-US2H is a 4+1, but it is a cheaped out one.
The 78GM-US2H I believe is a 3+1

whe3ls: there's your problem, unheatsinked 4+1 + tower cooler + 125W processor + overclocking. It all adds up.
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he said 3.8, and a cheap best buy heat pipe cooler



some people are just ignorant. thou my buddys 790fx gd70 is 4+1 and doesnt seem to have any issues
My DFI is a 4+1. She could EASILY handle a 955 @ 4.0GHz I'll bet too. I won't do it, because I lack CPU-NB adjustments. But I'll bet it could be done safely.

Quality over quantity any day . But to be safe, I agree though. 8+1 / 8+2 is the way to go if possible. Especially with an x6 processor.

And seriously, who wants to bet on it about that Gigabyte? I DARE YOU to put yourself into a position to RMA that thing with Gigabyte. Seriously. You will hate Gigabyte as much as I do, if you ever have to RMA that board.
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I killed ONE. Gigabyte sent me 6 more back from RMA, none worked (all were burnt up at the VRM's). It is a KNOWN problem with the low line Gigabyte boards to have VRM fires. Just like it is well known that they are 3+1 power phase. The 760G - 785G boards all share the EXACT same board and VRM setup.



Nope. It's a 3+1. I understand uneven phases for a CPU is bad. Why do you think that board is so horrible?
I thought we deduced that the 6 they sent you back were all the same board

Uneven isn't bad (unhealthy?) for the CPU. we ran 3 phase and 2 phase for years on 775. Them P4's are still goin' strong.\\


Just FYI, i have RMA'd stuff with Giga, no problems here.

Maybe i should go into every gigabyte thread and rant (rave?) about it
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785GM-US2H is a 4+1, but it is a cheaped out one.
The 78GM-US2H I believe is a 3+1

whe3ls: there's your problem, unheatsinked 4+1 + tower cooler + 125W processor + overclocking. It all adds up.
not my problem. i just have to clean up after it.
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@XD:
Go compare those two Gigabyte boards. Last time I did, they were identical in every way shape and form to each other. The only difference being the "Northbridge" chip. And I believe an extra pair of RAM slots, but I don't remember for sure.

I do remember the 760G through 785G boards all sharing the exact same VRM layout, same PCB, same everything, just a different chipset on them.
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I thought we deduced that the 6 they sent you back were all the same board

Uneven isn't bad (unhealthy?) for the CPU. we ran 2+1 and 3+1 for years on 775. Them P4's are still goin' strong.\\
Actually 775 didn't even use split phase... so 3-phase, 4-phase, etc. and they were powering the CPU only. Memory controller was still on northbridge

pioneerisloud, you can check the AMD Motherboard VRM info or better yet refer to the Gigabyte websites for info on their 785G/760G VRM systems. Only one 760G board has a 4+1 system.
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Actually 775 didn't even use split phase... so 3-phase, 4-phase, etc. and they were powering the CPU only. Memory controller was still on northbridge

pioneerisloud, you can check the AMD Motherboard VRM info or better yet refer to the Gigabyte websites for info on their 785G/760G VRM systems. Only one 760G board has a 4+1 system.
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I have 2 rigs here with the DDR2 version of the MA770T-UD3 (same code, without the T) one is running a C2 940BE at 3.3Ghz and 1.4v while the other was running an unlocked 555BE at 3.6GHz. One of those had ghetto modded on mosfet cooling, but they have been rock solid with no melty mosfets. With some cooling on there, the 770T should be able to do some moderate clocking without trouble. Stickon memory heatsinks to the rescue!
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