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If you want to overclock that x3 don't get the fxe.

Pretty much the worst 890fx board for htt clocking

This board really shines with an unlocked multi.
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really? I am guessing you meant oc not of, in which case that is good to know. what makes a board good for htt clocking? does the asus 890fx perform well?
    
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I am confused, do you mean the 890fxe shines with an unlocked multi? my x3 is not unlocked, so I guess that means it wouldn't be a good choice? I am actually starting to lean towards the GA-890FXA that another guy suggested. Basically the same price as the asus, and I've had gigabyte boards before that were solid.
    
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who or what is SB? pardon my ignorance.
SD=sandybridge

a bridge near the ocean with sand on it!( ie-= sandybridge) Its near the bridge with ivy on it ( ivy bridge)

The newest fastest mainstream platform from intell!!!!
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oh okay. so are you only able to use water cooling, since it is a bridge over the ocean?

seriously though, maybe I will get the SB. but that would mean buying a new MB AND CPU, and I am trying to stretch some life out of my x3. hence why I am looking at an AM3 with future AM3+ compatibility...
    
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really? I am guessing you meant oc not of, in which case that is good to know. what makes a board good for htt clocking? does the asus 890fx perform well?
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I am confused, do you mean the 890fxe shines with an unlocked multi? my x3 is not unlocked, so I guess that means it wouldn't be a good choice? I am actually starting to lean towards the GA-890FXA that another guy suggested. Basically the same price as the asus, and I've had gigabyte boards before that were solid.
With AMD you have:

HTT reference clock * multiplier = CPU speed

The FXE will start to get flaky at about 280, where other boards will be able to push 200+

However, the FXE is a good board if you have an unlocked multiplier (black edition CPUs).

Not really sure what makes a board better at raising the HTT clock or not, but the FXE certainly doesn't have it.

So yes, If you wan't to really push the X3 you have, the FXE is probably not the best choice. But if you plan on getting a Black Edition CPU with an unlocked multiplier, then maybe it would still be a board to consider.

The 890FXA-UD5 is a much better board for HTT overclocking, and in all honesty, unless you are planning using LN2 or DICE, the UD5 is probably a better board for the average consumer. Only downside is that it costs more $$$

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Both are decent for overclocking 125W+ processors

Even the 4+2 phase TA890FXE
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decent?

more like hellaproboss1337sauce at overclocking
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