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can 6 phase VRM boards handle 3900X? would like feedback from people who tried it

Otonel88

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Even the MSI B450 Tomahwak can handle the 3950x according to HardwareUnboxed which is a beast of a processor.
The only thing that I don't like about that board it's somehow the astethics (it doesnt have some fancy vram, back inputs cover), and in some areas it can lack some features, but other than that everyone says it's a good board. Is the board would be a bit more aesthetically pleasing and a few more features for £150 it would be great.
 
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That was an impressive, very technical display. If the OP had not already stated that the problem was their PSU and not the motherboard, I would be happy to discuss your presentation.
It's relevant, please discuss!!

Even the MSI B450 Tomahwak can handle the 3950x according to HardwareUnboxed which is a beast of a processor.
The only thing that I don't like about that board it's somehow the astethics (it doesnt have some fancy vram, back inputs cover), and in some areas it can lack some features, but other than that everyone says it's a good board. Is the board would be a bit more aesthetically pleasing and a few more features for £150 it would be great.
I wouldn't run a Phenom on an MSI board.... Oh wait that one got RMA'ed 3 times and never again. I wouldn't put a 3900 anything in any MSI board unless it was top tier. Opinion only, I'm an Asus guy.
 
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I wouldn't run a Phenom on an MSI board.... Oh wait that one got RMA'ed 3 times and never again. I wouldn't put a 3900 anything in any MSI board unless it was top tier. Opinion only, I'm an Asus guy.
we all have our horror stories. when the original threadripper came out, i first got an asus zenith extreme, a $600+ board at the time. i went through 4 of them. not a single one of them worked right. they all have stupid problems. eventually replaced it with an asrock board and everything started working fine.
 
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we all have our horror stories. when the original threadripper came out, i first got an asus zenith extreme, a $600+ board at the time. i went through 4 of them. not a single one of them worked right. they all have stupid problems. eventually replaced it with an asrock board and everything started working fine.
Ive read several stories about that board zenith. Unfortunate for that looks like a top board too.
I like MSI video cards though. The boards Im not fond of the bios.
Had issues with AsRock once also. Z77 extreme 4. Lost memory channels. Turned out it was a known issue I didnt know about when I purchased it.
Asus, Ive kill a couple of boards. Killed a couple bios chips.
Biostar.... Everyone of them Ive touched died from overclocking ( a couple few) had a Dual sata 2 s939 that you could get a riser card and upgrade to Am2. Well I killed an FX-55 and the board with a bad volt mod lol.....

I think most boards fail from my abuse more so that just failing in general, but theres been a coulple times in the past, the board just died on its own.

Its one of the worst feelings in the world to break expensive hardware, that's all I know lol.
 
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I have a MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon. It's ok but with really high load on my Core i7 8700K@5 GHz the VRM begins to throttle the CPU at about 10 min OCCT AVX512 with small dataset. CPU temps are fine at 70 degrees watercooled, but the VRM heatsink isn't able to cool appropriate. Would need active VRM cooling here or increase the AVX offset from -2 to -3 or even higher to get OCCT for longer stable but it happens only in this case.
 
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