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Ok. So when I oc'ed and unlocked my X2 to a X4 on my MSI 770-C45, CPU-Z was showing a 158W Max TDP. I later learned I could fry the board so I've been doing research on boards lately and I've found one that supports 140W cpu. If I want to have those same settings I had on the MSi on a new board will the 158W max TDP of my X2/X4 be a problem for a 140W board (ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO)? Basically, is it too much and will it fry it?



These are the settings on the MSI board. (I've since locked the cores down and dropped the multiplier)
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post #2 of 14
worst case is causing your board's cap to wear out faster, don't think you'd worry much. but it's kind of odd a cpu can use that much power, you might want to check your cpu's stats to make sure you're not pushing beyond your cpu's limit.
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post #3 of 14
Be careful! I fried the MOSFETs on my 4+1 phase MSI board in a few months by running just 1.424v to my CPU. If you want to do some serious unlocking/overclocking, it would be best to go with a 8+2 power phase board with a heatsink on the MOSFETs.
    
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158W TDP or not (should ignore what HWMonitor says), it's 125W unlocked, and it's overclocked, and it's running on a low-end cheap 4+1 VRM, on an MSI motherboard, unheatsinked, and probably getting little to no airflow. Very dangerous to do this...
The new board would handle it just fine
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Finally answers. Thanks You! Reps!
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post #6 of 14
I don't want you to be a victim here. For the past nearly 7 days in a row VRMs have been blowing up like an explosion in chicken population. It's been day-after-day-after-day lately.
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Yeah, ever since my board failed I have noticed MSI boards going out like crazy
    
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post #8 of 14
Im in the same boat as you. When I went to from the phenom II x2 to the x4 and tried overclocking to 4.0Ghz on my MSI 870 G45 it instantly fried on the CPU power circuit.
Bought an 870A G54 and Im running at 3.6Ghz, but Im scared....
I plan on putting heatsinks on the mosfetts and possibly getting a better NB cooler (the NB seems to get hella hot), and just hope for the best.
post #9 of 14
Full Tilt I don't believe I recorded your situation down on my Horror stories list (in my article, orange link in sig) yet. Can you provide more details?

Also, this is the 8th day in a row that there has been a VRM failure posted on this site. Many days had multiple VRM failures. In the past month of February and beginning of March, my horror stories list has more than doubled in size.

This is a big issue more than ever. I highly recommend that everyone with such steups stop and return their CPU to stock, maybe even consider undervolting/underclocking.
post #10 of 14
why is this vrm failure only happening recently?
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