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well first and foremost..your board..its just a 4+1 phase board and its not meant to crunch that chip to the extreme..going further or exerting more will just damage your CPU and the Board..i can push my 940BE before til 3.8Ghz benchable and playable with 1.42v..and see my sig..

well the BE chips can either play with Multi or combination of Multi and FSB push so its a matter of your choice..doing the Multi ONLY push is a breeze but the combination gives better results though you have to take in mind that your parts can go beyond its rated specs..
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See first link in sig.
It is reccomended to put some heatsinks on the VRMs if you OC a 125Watt TDP chip on that board.
(I'm only pumping 1.4 through my 940 right now and I'm doing 3.6 with a board that has almost ideal power supply)
Don't think it's a point of the board being hot, or anything. Which link though? Just to let you know, I have an A/C you blowing on my rig at max, haha, I only got 30 something C after awhile of Benching.
    
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940s top out @ 3.5 -3.7Ghz on average.

Could be at it's limits. A higher end board helps a bit.
    
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940s top out @ 3.5 -3.7Ghz on average.

Could be at it's limits. A higher end board helps a bit.
I'm thinking of going for a 1090t with some new ram(need DDR3), or a 2500k. Just need to compare the MoBo prices.
    
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The mobo VRMs are decent, but you should put on some heatsinks before doing any overclocking as you run a 125W processor.
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The mobo VRMs are decent, but you should put on some heatsinks before doing any overclocking as you run a 125W processor.
How would the heat sinks help? Just wondering, as my mobo at load only hit 26C or so.
    
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How would the heat sinks help? Just wondering, as my mobo at load only hit 26C or so.
it would dissipate the heat quicker than the surface of the VRM's alone..prevents the VRM's from Blowing/Damage/Meltdown..
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How would the heat sinks help? Just wondering, as my mobo at load only hit 26C or so.
The vrms get hotter then that.
Not the socket temp. Try feeling the VRMs while it is running Prime 95.
 
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it would dissipate the heat quicker than the surface of the VRM's alone..prevents the VRM's from Blowing/Damage/Meltdown..
Ahh, I see. I just thought the cooling was enough. Sorry, like I said, new.
    
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I just did Intel Burn Test 5 times at 3.5GHz with a 17x multi and a 207 bus. Do you think this is good? I'm going to bench it against my stepdads 955 at stock soon.
    
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