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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by reflex99;13261337 
on X6, not really.

for X4 and lower they are fine, but for whatever reason, x6 means instant death.

and @OP, not you don't have to overclock. we just like to joke about people that don't, since you are on a forum called overclock.net

I really suspect that the x6's pull more amperage than the tdp rating of 125w suggests, as to the reason behind it. Just a guess, because it would be a p.i.t.a. to put an ammeter on a P4 (or EPS 8 pin, even worse) connector without making a custom harness with built in test points for each leg.

It's either that, or the x4 are way under spec @ 125 & 140w respectively. But it would be a good experiment for someone who already has a Thuban.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/24/11 at 10:05pm
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post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by yuppie;13261403 
Alright so this board

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130310


Is the cooler the thing that says "military class" ?

And from what I see, the motherboard has 5 of those little boxes which makes it a 5-1 power phase setup? correct me If I am wrong please.

That is a 4+1 design, as for "military class", that is just marketing, since they don't give you a reference point.
It could be military class for some of these guys for all we know...
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post #33 of 45
Depends on the board, depends on the TDP of the processor you will use with it

The 870U-G55 is a 4+1. Despite the heatsinks, this board and its direct cousin the 870A-G54 (also a heatsinked 4+1) has been known for failing very, very often, with both x4 and x6 processors.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop;13261597 
I really suspect that the x6's pull more amperage than the tdp rating of 125w suggests, as to the reason behind it. Just a guess, because it would be a p.i.t.a. to put an ammeter on a P4 or (EPS 8 pin even worse) connector without making a custom harness with built in test points for each leg.

It's either that, or the x4 are way under spec @ 125 & 140w respectively. But it would be a good experiment for someone who already has a Thuban.

well according to hwmonitor i pull 117W from my 955 with 1.57volts
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Don't trust HWMon's software readings.... inaccurate mumbo jumbo
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;13261628 
Don't trust HWMon's software readings.... inaccurate mumbo jumbo

i figured but it mean it has to be somewhat close lol
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Asus are my personel favorite but higabyte are good also
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post #38 of 45
I did manage to blow up an MSI 880GXM-G65 at stock clocks with my Thuban hex. Since then I've tended to avoid their boards.
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post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14;13261304 
funny thing though the 790FX-GD70 overclocks hell of alot better then my 785G-TD evo for having only a 4+1 power phase

The number of phases doesn't always matter,it's the quality of phases that are a factor as well.
My 890GPA-UD3H only has a 4+1 phase.
Quote:
Originally Posted by knoxy_14;13261616 
well according to hwmonitor i pull 117W from my 955 with 1.57volts

As xd said,HW monitor is innacurate.
HW monitor says my CPU is only using 56.4 watts,though I have C&Q on.
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/24/11 at 10:17pm
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post #40 of 45
The actual MSI AMD motherboard generation should be avoided ,untill they fix the quality stay away.
Maybe the 9xx chipset based mobos will be done as they should.
Gigabyte UD3 series is ok and at affordable prices.
I always hated Gigabyte ,but when you see quality you must get it.
Brands change , some get better ,some go bad and MSI is going into the second pot now.
   
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