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Heya! Im running with an MSI 770-C45 motherboard. I was just wondering first of all, if a BLUE-ORB II, Thermaltake Cpu-Cooler would fit onto the motherboard, and if it with such a good cooler, would be safe to overclock an AMD Phenom 955 x4 Black Edition (3.2GHz) CPU? Just a bit, nothing insane.

So would that be stable enough?


(PS: Does every CPU-Cooler come with a heat sink?)
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From what I've read on here, you may not want to do too much overclocking with that motherboard. Also, the CPU cooler is the heat sink, unless I am misunderstanding your question.
    
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Ahh sorry, but will that cooler fit onto the motherboard?
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you may not want to do too much overclocking with that MSI motherboard.
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If you should overclock, how much would you recommend, if you wanna keep it safe?
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Does that board still have warranty? If not, I won't overclok at all in a MSI motherboard.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by willi0201 View Post
Ahh sorry, but will that cooler fit onto the motherboard?
I'm not sure about RAM clearance or anything like that, but if it says it comes with socket AM3 mounting stuff, it should at least mount on the board.

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Originally Posted by otaku_ex
Does that board still have warranty? If not, I won't overclok at all in a MSI motherboard.
Also, that.
    
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post #8 of 9
It is a low end MSI motherboard with unheatsinked 4+1 phase and is known for problems
None of us here are going to recommend you OC it - most especially with an aftermarket cooler, it removes any and all MOSFET cooling and these boards can easily get super toasty
post #9 of 9
I wouldn't be surprised if it goes at stock.

A CPU cooler is a heatsink and fan(s). If you get another one look for one that blows air down around the cpu area like the stock cooler. Or find another fan and stick it over the MOSFET area.

I wouldn't even consider heatsinking those mosfets on that board, better just to save you money for a new board. They have blown even when heatsinked. Just poor quality components.

If/when you ever do get a better board (the 9xx series coming out for bulldozer soon is backwards compatible, there are also much better current boards), that 955 should be able to overclock towards 4ghz, though it depends if it is a C2 or C3 revision. The C2 won't clock nearly as well.
Edited by RichardS - 4/23/11 at 11:02pm
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