Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Power phases in motherboards

Last response: in Overclocking
August 19, 2011 4:21:27 PM

hi everyone
I wanted to buy a new motherboard for a core i5 2500k cpu and i wanted to make it cheap. so I find some but the power phases were different and since cpu is k version so i thought maybe that cause problems.

my question is 1)If I make multiplier higher It will consume more power? ( Sorry if it sound idiotic ) :pt1cable: 
2) Will this limit my cpu overclocking ( only changing multiplier ) ?

I was looking at motherboards like GA-P67A-D3 with 4 power phases.

thanks in advance
a c 302 V Motherboard
a c 161 à CPUs
a c 295 K Overclocking
August 19, 2011 7:55:31 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

1- Yeah, an overclocked CPU use more power.
2- No, your overclock is limited by the CPU's voltage and heat.
a b K Overclocking
September 6, 2011 12:31:32 PM

Welcome To Toms =)

Just one thing of advice when it comes to motherboards try and invest as much money as possible into your board always makes the difference, i find its always best.