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I have a Gigabyte ma770t-ud3p board.
@atomfix
whats a mosfet? I am going to say no, until I know what it is i wont know if its got a HS on it.
These are Mosfet's, the very tiny black chips next the the little black blocks.



This is what it looks like with a heatsink on top of it,

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yes. Its got a stock Gigabyte copper HS on it. Is this good or bad?
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It's good. They wont catch fire now very easily.
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Fire... Should I be choosing a new hobby? Ok, but how does this help my OC. I mean, fire is bad, so reducing it is good, but is it going to help me get away from stock?
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post #15 of 38
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I have a Gigabyte ma770t-ud3p board.
think ur board has a sb710 chipset on it, so it should be able to unlock cores, try it out in bios, fingers crossed
post #16 of 38
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Fire... Should I be choosing a new hobby? Ok, but how does this help my OC. I mean, fire is bad, so reducing it is good, but is it going to help me get away from stock?
Dont worry, yours wont catch fire because it's gigabyte and has high quality mosfets.

What I meant to say that it wont catch fire so easily if you want to unlock it. Forgot to put that there

EDIT: Yours seems to be 8+2 phase if i'm not mistaken, so it's perfectly safe.
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I have tried to unlock. Its on BIOS revision F1 and i have discovered that I need revision F2c to unlock cores. I have yet to discover where to get F2c (Gigabyte doesnt have it on their site.)
As for the chipset its 770 Nb and SB710.

I think I may have overreacted at the thought of fire. sorry.
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post #18 of 38
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I have tried to unlock. Its on BIOS revision F1 and i have discovered that I need revision F2c to unlock cores. I have yet to discover where to get F2c (Gigabyte doesnt have it on their site.)
the F2C is an old version. i believe now that there is a F11C on the gigabyte website, 'C' basically means 'beta' version. so im guessing as long as u update ur bios to the latest stable version, i.e F10, u should be good to go with core unlocking
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ok, but how would I go about doing that? The last time i built, the BIOS had to be saved to a 1.44MB floppy drive, and then flash from that. I know I have a floppy connector on the board, but no drive or disks, so is there a USB way, or CDRW way?
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post #20 of 38
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ok, but how would I go about doing that? The last time i built, the BIOS had to be saved to a 1.44MB floppy drive, and then flash from that. I know I have a floppy connector on the board, but no drive or disks, so is there a USB way, or CDRW way?
You can just put it to an USB stick.
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