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Thread: P55 owners: Check your sockets!

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    Default P55 owners: Check your sockets!

    Anandtech recently published an article reporting a pretty serious and somewhat frightening issue: on some P55 boards where the socket has been manufactured by Foxconn, the pin-to-pad connections aren't good enough, and during extreme overclocking you risk burning out your CPU as well as your motherboard. Note that this applies only to LGA 1156 sockets and not LGA 1366, and according to the article, apparently only to Foxconn manufactured sockets. Sockets manufactured by LOTES/Tyco AMP, which can be found on EVGA motherboards, do not seem to have the same problem.

    Source: http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3661

    If this is indeed the case, well, I can't say I've heard of anything quite as bad.

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    Thanks for the information on this.

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    I've heard this news before, but thankfully I don't overclock. I would definitely shell out the extra money to get a good 1366 mobo if you overclock.

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    It`s good that only when overclocking. Keep it @ stock speed people!

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