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My buddy was running an am2+ 940be on this Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H OC'd to 3.7ghz with ~1.45v

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It's died.

This was user error as he shouldn't have been overclocking and I'm not even sure if the mobo had 125w support. This just serves as a warning! Don't overclock on these low-end boards, you could be in for some trouble :S
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No heatsinks!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phoriver;12556082 
My buddy was running an am2+ 940be on this Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H OC'd to 3.7ghz with ~1.45v


It's died.

This was user error as he shouldn't have been overclocking and I'm not even sure if the mobo had 125w support. This just serves as a warning! Don't overclock on these low-end boards, you could be in for some trouble :S

GEZUS, did those Mosfets melt? Or its just pic noise?
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;12556128 
GEZUS, did those Mosfets melt? Or its just pic noise?

Noise.. they were taken with my zi8 in still mode :\ but the solder is brown from heat.
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That's what happens when you run a 125W CPU overclocked w/o heatsinks. My H55M-UD2H handled my i3 @ 4.4 fine but it was only a dual core. biggrin.gif
    
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Usually I recommend only high-end boards when wanting to overclock.
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oh man i want a bowl of pho so bad right now..
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*Waits for mine to explode*
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lol, after market mosfet cooling FTW wink.gif
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post #10 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasp1js;12556667 
*Waits for mine to explode*

When I was running an m4a77td I put a set of these on it. http://ncix.com/products/?sku=28902&vpn=MOS-C1&manufacture=EnzoTech
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