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Well my Asus M4A78-E is a 8+1 phase DDR2 board but I don't know much about others

EDIT: Just remebered that Asus M4A79 Deluxe uses 8+2 phase...
Edited by Grobinov - 3/1/11 at 6:32am
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What is 8 + 2 and does it benefit getting that over a 4 + 1 or wutever the number 4 phase is?
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What is 8 + 2 and does it benefit getting that over a 4 + 1 or wutever the number 4 phase is?

Well mobos with 8 phases for CPU power handle higher load from an overclocked CPU better as the VRMs don't get overloaded. A quality 4+1 phase board won't have issues but if VRMs arent heatsinked and you are using a heavily oc'd Phenom 2 you can see fire from a poor quality one
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Well mobos with 8 phases for CPU power handle higher load from an overclocked CPU better as the VRMs don't get overloaded. A quality 4+1 phase board won't have issues but if VRMs arent heatsinked and you are using a heavily oc'd Phenom 2 you can see fire from a poor quality one
Any quality 4+1 phase boards that are ddr2 memory that you know of? Oh, and I accidentally posted this in the cpu section...
Edited by IlovetheChosenone - 3/1/11 at 8:16am
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Since these power phase questions came up I tried to find out where the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P sits. Most boards proudly display this info on the box, all I am finding about the EP45-UD3P is that it uses "6 gear technology". All I found out about 6 gear technology is low level sales type talk. Is a EP45-UD3P in the 8+2 class or is this even a term that can be applied to this board? I suspect that when GigaByte refers to 6 gear technology it is not the same thing as 8+2 or 4+1 as 6 gear appears to be a power saving feature not a feature about how power is distributed. I do see the EP45-UD3P is rated for 135W cpu's so something must be going on here.

I also have the mentioned ASUS M4A79-Deluxe and proudly printed right on the front of the box is "8+2". In my research for the GigaByte board I see that there was a bit of a catfight between ASUS and GigaByte over this type of thing back in 2008.
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Since these power phase questions came up I tried to find out where the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P sits. Most boards proudly display this info on the box, all I am finding about the EP45-UD3P is that it uses "6 gear technology". All I found out about 6 gear technology is low level sales type talk. Is a EP45-UD3P in the 8+2 class or is this even a term that can be applied to this board? I suspect that when GigaByte refers to 6 gear technology it is not the same thing as 8+2 or 4+1 as 6 gear appears to be a power saving feature not a feature about how power is distributed. I do see the EP45-UD3P is rated for 135W cpu's so something must be going on here.

Judging from pictures, the EP45-UD3P is six phase. A quick Google search confirms this.

But, uh, it's an Intel board.
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