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Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12970343 
Not really.

Just keep the VRMs actively cooled and don't pump in absurd amounts of voltages into them, and you should be fine.

Out of that list there's only 1 ASRock board. You can't judge all of their boards from 1 going poof.

MSI on the other hand is a different story.

Who buys Asrock expecting it to OC well?
post #12 of 51
Not too impressed with the boards shown so far.

If I do get a Bulldozer, I'm not settling for anything less than an all round improvement over my current primary system, and that almost certainly implies a full 8-core chip and a high OC.
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post #13 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kand;12970369 
Who buys Asrock expecting it to OC well?

Did I mention OCing at all? No.
Did you mention OCing at all in your post I replied to? No.

But it's a common knowledge you should have cooling on your VRMs, even with a mild OC. thumb.gif
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post #14 of 51
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Originally Posted by Kand;12970369 
Who buys Asrock expecting it to OC well?
Ninja edit, lol.

Anyways, I'm still waiting on more 990FX boards to surface... not interested in old chipsets.
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post #15 of 51
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Originally Posted by Blameless;12970419 
Not too impressed with the boards shown so far.

If I do get a Bulldozer, I'm not settling for anything less than an all round improvement over my current primary system, and that almost certainly implies a full 8-core chip and a high OC.

^This. Definitely. biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 51
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kand;12970369 
Who buys Asrock expecting it to OC well?
Everyone that buys products on their performance,not here-say and outdated advice.The 8 series ASRock boards have been excellent over-all,but I guess you never bothered to check:thumb:
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post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12970343 
Not really.

Just keep the VRMs actively cooled and don't pump in absurd amounts of voltages into them, and you should be fine.

Out of that list there's only 1 ASRock board. You can't judge all of their boards from 1 going poof.

MSI on the other hand is a different story.

Until someone OC's the BD and cooks it and the board. One more reason to WAIT for all the specs of BD to be released, then we will all know what is the minimum phases to safely run and OC BD. This might be one of the many reasons why AMD is not supporting BD on AM3, there might be to many mobos that cannot run BD without frying everything.
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post #18 of 51
Unless MFGs start putting the care and attention into the boards that they do for Intel when bulldozer comes out, I may be saying goodbye AMD. Don't get me wrong, I love AMD, and my 890FX is sweet, but I want more, and it seems AMD boards never provide that....
post #19 of 51
So you would buy one of these now, so you don't have to wait when 990 boards are out of stock when they come around? Or they have no plans of lower end 970/80s similar to the current 800s? Not like it matters much to me, I'll never be able to afford an FX processor, but am still curious I guess.
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ASRock= 1 year warranties still?, who's buying from this company?
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