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Old 11-03-17, 02:42 PM
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When I get a chance later when my 2 yr old is napping, I'll snap a photo and post so you can get an idea of what I'm dealing with.

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Old 11-03-17, 03:27 PM
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OK cool man. I forget what temps the VRMs throttle at but I have 50c and 70c floating around in my head.

My first forray into AM3+ was an Asrock 990FX Extreme (myass) 3. It had 4+1 VRM and I could only get 4.2ghz stable with a fan blowing over the pathetic little VRM sink it had on it.

In theory you should not do any damage. It's not like the Gigabytes where you can basically disable the VRM throttle and pee in the wind, the Asus will do whatever it takes to protect itself.
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Old 11-03-17, 04:13 PM
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Passive cooling would be the easiest solution here - but how effective would it be? I came across these ...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16835708012
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9SIA85V3V36803

... but is it worth a $45 investment?

What other approaches could be taken - hopefully at a low cost / with something I might have on-hand?
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Old 11-03-17, 06:11 PM
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you could bodge it and buy one of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/100mm-x-25mm...QAAOSwkl5Xe2v4 (make sure the width is ok, lengthwise you can saw it and buy http://www.ebay.com/itm/10g-HC-910-S...gAAOSwyLlXoE3A one of these tubes and make some heatsinks for your vrms... again.. DIY stuff...
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Hmm I dunno man.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-688-_-Product

$68 after rebate, apparently it rocks 8+2 phases and would be a visual upgrade as well as anything else. I wouldn't bother to save $20. I reckon you could hit 5ghz on that.
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Hmm I dunno man.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-688-_-Product

$68 after rebate, apparently it rocks 8+2 phases and would be a visual upgrade as well as anything else. I wouldn't bother to save $20. I reckon you could hit 5ghz on that.
Thanks mate! I'm actually really liking this option. Figuring once I get a few $$ to snag the board, I'll try and sell my existing board to recoup some of the cost.
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Old 13-03-17, 10:07 AM
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Thanks mate! I'm actually really liking this option. Figuring once I get a few $$ to snag the board, I'll try and sell my existing board to recoup some of the cost.
Yeah you should get back at least $30 or so.
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Just re-watched Tom's watercooling roundup video and wondering ... do you think the Cryorig A80 would possibly address my issues by pointing the "block fan" toward the VRMs?
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