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I just picked up a biostar mobo A780L3G (link to newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138199) along with an athlon II x2 250 from last week deal at Microcenter. I saw that the AMD mobo VRM list on here, composed recently, that says my mobo is capable of 125watt cpu's. Now, what I'd like to know is whether my mobo can handle the oc' which will be moderate around 3.5-3.7ghz without any future VRM failure? I plan to keep this system for as long as it craps out on me...probably 5 years I'm cheap that is

Appreciate any knowledgeable comments/advises. Thanks!
    
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I have that same board in a few systems and although its good for a budget it won't last 5 years with that type of overclock. I would overclock it down the line and just run it at stock for right now.
    
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it should be fine as your proc is 80-90w..as long your not oc'ing 125w proc,you will be ok. im not all that with biostar boards,no doubt xd will be here soon with more detail...
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xd and reflex made a good little thread about AMD mobos as you mentioned, and they recommend 95W max for your board. However you say that you're using an athlon II 250? Since that's rated at 65W you should be ok with a minor OC.

Yours is listed as 3phase VRM, and recommended at 95W max for CPU, but it's still all redzone stuff heh.
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Biostar board's are crap.

and being as such the VRM's would probably fail soon anyways
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Biostar board's are crap.

and being as such the VRM's would probably fail soon anyways
Overall or all? Tpower i45 one the of the best LGA 775 overclocking boards out there.
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Most of not all. their budget board's are horrible. however their 890fx board i like and is good.

i would never touch a biostar board other then that one. and im not a fan of MSI board's either. but same case. their high end board's are nice. my fav MSI board is their AMD 800 chip set board's and the MSI big bang X58. but have vrm failure's

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Most of not all. their budget board's are horrible. however their 890fx board i like and is good.

i would never touch a biostar board other then that one. and im not a fan of MSI board's either. but same case. their high end board's are nice. my fav MSI board is their AMD 800 chip set board's and the MSI big bang X58. but have vrm failure's
Sorry, you're wrong. The last few years Biostar has become a great board maker. Especially their low-end. You ever owned any recent ones?
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Biostar board's are notorious for low quality and high failure's. if you are going to Defend a brand with a low reputed for sub-par quality please provide

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Sorry, you're wrong. The last few years Biostar has become a great board maker. Especially their low-end. You ever owned any recent ones?
    
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