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MSI 970 Gaming overclocking

the VRMs on the 970 is not as great as the Sabertooth

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I just got a new motherboard, MSI 970 Gaming, to replace my now dead ASUS Sabertooth 990FX. I couldn't RMA it due to.. reasons. 


And I figured I'd overclock my FX8320 again. When I used the Sabertooth board, I had it running at 4.4 Ghz, 1.284 volts. Verified. But with this 970 board, I can't even do 4.4 ghz at 1.336 volts... Prime95 fails after just 30 seconds even then. I don't wanna go higher either, as I already hit high 50 temps before P95 fails. 


All the threads I've seen on it says "it's a great overclocker". Have I just gotten a dud? My 8320 should be fine, considering my previous results, and I'm not having any issues with stock clocks.

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the VRMs on the 970 is not as great as the Sabertooth

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İ overclicked 8320 on msi 970 gaming and both us burned. Now i got 6600K and Asus Z170A :D so did it and burn.

İ5 6600k/ ASUS Z170A / GPU - / 16 GB Corsair lpx 2400 / 240 gb Hyper x Savage / Deep Cool CAPTAIN 360 / Xigmatec Vector 750W 80+ Silver / Zalman Z11 Neo / Corsair Sleeved Cable set / NZXT HUE +

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