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Could 3 power phases work well on B85 board?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by MaeClark0318, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. MaeClark0318

    MaeClark0318 New Member

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    I find a pretty cheap B85 motherboard.

    Some review sites say ASUS B85M-G board functions with 3 digital power phases. Some people even say it's not 3 phases but 2+1 phases which might cause lack of power and BSOD while charging my phone or devices.

    I understand it's a trade off between quality and pricing.
    what's your advice?
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    It'll work unless it is defective.
     
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    On intel it doesn't matter so much about crazy numbers of phases, unless you intend to overclock (which you wont on B85). I wouldn't worry about it, B85 boards are actually pretty good value for money for non K processors.
     
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    [Citation needed]

    But seriously, that's more likely if those people were using some crummy/cheap PSU (since it's a cheap board as well)...otherwise, the USB ports wouldn't affect the CPU power circuitry.
    Just stick a non-K intel to it and it will work fine.
     
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    MaeClark0318 New Member

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    Thanks buddy!
    I usually don't tweak my pc. it's not necessary to have a K intel cpu. It sounds the safe way is not to pick cheap board.. the board maker even takes thermal module from it... obviously, it's a cost-oriented model...
     
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    i count the chokes.. if it has 4 then its 3+1
    i have a p8b75-m here. works well enough had to upgrade it as i do over clock but worked just fine when i was suing it no issues with the vrm i could see. also places directly under the heat sink so a stock fan will cool them down.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    It should work, but if you are putting an i5 or i7 in the board I'd put heatsinks on the mosfets just to make sure they didn't overheat and die prematurely.
     
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