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CPU - Phenom II X4 965 (C2 stepping) 140W

MB - ASRock 970DE3-US3S

PSU - Antec HCG-520

I have the Phenom running at 3.5GHz right now with 1.45v

This board has (from what I know) a bad quality power delivery system and non-heatsinked VRMs. I don't know if there's a way to check VRM temps so not sure if I'm wrecking this board.

Also wondering if I can buy addon heatsinks to put on the VRM maybe?
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Hope this helps- https://www.overclock.net/t/1255154/how-many-phases-on-this-mobo-asrock-970de3-u3s3
The one thing it lacks is vrm heatsinks but since it's a 4+2 phase mobo I would say a fan over the vrm's should do the job. Just watch out for throttling.
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Hope this helps- https://www.overclock.net/t/1255154/how-many-phases-on-this-mobo-asrock-970de3-u3s3
The one thing it lacks is vrm heatsinks but since it's a 4+2 phase mobo I would say a fan over the vrm's should do the job. Just watch out for throttling.

you know how i would go about getting a fan over the vrms? maybe a fan on the sidepanel shooting air towards them??
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you know how i would go about getting a fan over the vrms? maybe a fan on the sidepanel shooting air towards them??

You could use double sided tape or even super glue. I used super glue. Sick it on to the usb headers or something that's close to the vrms so the fan is directly above the vrm's.
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You could use double sided tape or even super glue. I used super glue. Sick it on to the usb headers or something that's close to the vrms so the fan is directly above the vrm's.

running prime95 I noticed the VCORE drops to 1.385v from 1.450v automatically (observing with hwmonitor) so this means mb is throttling vcore to cool down vrms?
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it could mean aalot of things idk the board exacaly but llc may help if u got it or bump the volts

could be your psu is maxed out

could mean your board is going bad

id put a fan on the vrms as other saied and bump the volts a bit

overclocking on a amd means u need power to spare

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it could mean aalot of things idk the board exacaly but llc may help if u got it or bump the volts

could be your psu is maxed out

could mean your board is going bad

id put a fan on the vrms as other saied and bump the volts a bit

overclocking on a amd means u need power to spare

it aint power supply... this psu seasonic built [email protected] np.

according to hwmonitor vcore is 1.360~ now and jumping between 1.350-1.370 all the time while running p95 blend. even tho in bios vcore set to 1.425

why hwmonitor report 0.100~ lower vcore than bios always?

also what LLC does? i think i have llc on this board but disabled it
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line load control basical as u add demand for power it gives more

sounds like the vrms may be getting hot to me idk tho not there to check

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line load control basical as u add demand for power it gives more

sounds like the vrms may be getting hot to me idk tho not there to check

definitely i reckon vrms are gettin hot theyre not heatsinked and i havent got good airflow plus no fan blowing on them

do you know what software i can use to check or is it safe to touch them?
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theres no load line calibration option in my bios

at the moment 1.425v seems stable on 3.4ghz with 219 FSB
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