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Is this less of an issue with some of the intel processors since there is less voltage?

I bought a cheap 4+1 asus board for use with my upcoming i3 build. I was hoping to get somewhere around 4.0ghz at 1.21-1.25 which seems like a reasonable expectation but is that going to be too much stress for a 4+1 board?
My Biostar is a 4+1. It's quality over quantity, and people seem to be forgetting about that.
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well cause i got a weird board would it be ok to overclock further on it once i get a better cooler? im currently running 1.1v at stock cpu speeds can prob get it down abit more too
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LGA1156 boards are split phased as so: CPU, memory controller, iGPU. Therefore it'll say something like "8+2+1" rather than "8+1", "4+1"... etc. this is explained in my VRM article, which covers Intel boards some as well.
Also Gigabyte doesn't seem to really advertise what amount of phases an Intel board has.
Looks like you have a 4+2+1 phase.... really unusual to have 7 usually
I already linked him your article twice in another thread... guess he's not up for the read.
    
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when did you link me?
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I guess I only specifically linked you once, but here:

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I just looked, the ASRock 880GMH has a 4+1 power phase with uncooled MOSFETs. You will want to be very careful overclocking on that board. You could easily have a MOSFET burn up on you, especially at that voltage. I highly suggest you read this thread, I am a victim of a 4+1 phase burn-up not too long ago. I am running an 8+2 phase with active cooling on my MOSFETs now.
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Please read the thread I linked. I do not know much of anything about Intel power phases, you may want to take that question over to the Intel Motherboard forum.
    
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