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Motherboards - Checking VRM Manufacturer?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Everyone,

 

I picked up my Asus Prime Z370-A today but there's just something I can't seem to figure out. I know how to figure out what's "Fairchild" based on the forum post on Overclock.net but what about the other manufacturers? Do you guys know how you're able to tell who made your VRMs i.e. Vishay, On Semi? 

 

Image here: http://www.overclock.net/photopost/data/1673343/d/df/df50d7d4_z370lineup-WIP.png

 

I'm trying to figure which variant I purchased. Any way to check? Thanks! 

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If you want to know what mosfets are used you'll have to take off the vrm heatsinks.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

If you want to know what mosfets are used you'll have to take off the vrm heatsinks.

:S omg what if I can't put it back on? I'm not sure how it's stuck on there. Is it just those sticky thermal pads? 

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6 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

If you want to know what mosfets are used you'll have to take off the vrm heatsinks.

Or watch a youtube on it where the vlogger goes over it.

I like the one guy with the odd accent, its like a cross between UK and Swedish.

I forget the channel name, but lemme see if I can find it.

Well its this guys voice, but he has his own channel.

Fuck the things he knows

Fuck the things he says

I dont understand a fucking word, but I know he knows his fucking shit

 

Channel name is photo.jpg

I think he only does AMD.
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3 minutes ago, tomoki said:

:S omg what if I can't put it back on? I'm not sure how it's stuck on there. Is it just those sticky thermal pads? 

It should be thermal pad. Most if not all vrms use those.

 

Also it's still possible we won't be able to tell since Asus could have rebranded the stuff :/ 

1 minute ago, Canada EH said:

Or watch a youtube on it where the vlogger goes over it.

I like the one guy with the odd accent, its like a cross between UK and Swedish.

I forget the channel name, but lemme see if I can find it.

Well its this guys voice, but he has his own channel.

Fuck the things he knows

Fuck the things he says

I dont understand a fucking word, but I know he knows his fucking shit

 

That's Buildzoid you're talking about :P. Those are am4 boards though not z370


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Just now, DocSwag said:

Those are am4 boards though not z370

yeah, I tried looking for Intel info on VRM with his channel. Primarily trying to figure out diff between amd intel of same board K7 I think it was. Because AMD does things differently. I give that Bullzoid kid props, except he needs a haircut.

3 minutes ago, Canada EH said:

I think he only does AMD.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, DocSwag said:
20 minutes ago, tomoki said:

:S omg what if I can't put it back on? I'm not sure how it's stuck on there. Is it just those sticky thermal pads? 

It should be thermal pad. Most if not all vrms use those.

I see.. um... is there a proper way to remove them and restick them on or is it just very straight forward? 

 

EDIT: Should I bother removing the heatsinks just to check?? I mean the differences between the two manufacturers can't be that great...can it? 

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