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So I noticed this a while ago and I have no idea what it is, or how it could be affecting my system. Any ideas???



I get some system system crashes, but that could just be from OC-ing or bad sound card drivers (thanks, Asus.)

It has been like this for a year or more AFAIK.

I'm hoping it's just a fan header or something. (I'm secretly hoping it means I need to upgrade to SB)
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its seems like the pcb protecting layer is scraped..
not good..tape it of with eletrical tape.
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its seems like the pcb protecting layer is scraped..
not good..tape it of with eletrical tape.
As in, trim the wires back and cover the burned out spot w/ electrical tape?
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If i was you i wouldn't run it anymore you have some how fried your motherboard.

So i would just get a new motherboard. But i could be wrong
Edited by bigdog320 - 5/19/11 at 4:25pm
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Is there any damage under the board?
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Whats on the back side? It looks like it is headed for an empty spot on the board. Also that is one thick pathway.

Edit: I wonder if it's a common ground?? That would explain why is massive. But not my its fried...
Edited by animal0307 - 5/19/11 at 4:17pm
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Looks like it's gradually heading towards a cap?

Could end up being fatal, but I doubt it.
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No damage on back the last time it was out, and I have never run this board on a poor power supply, though I was running an i7 and GTX 480 off of a 600w PSU, so that could have caused some damage. I just wonder if this is affecting system stability, though I know it can't be good. if that was a common ground, then what am I running on now? hopes and dreams? kinda scary, but I was going to use this CPU and mobo in a system for my father when it's time for me to move to LGA 2011.
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If disabling the integrated audio cures your crashes then I suspect that trace has something to do with the audio. But yeah, I'd trim off the loose/peeled wires and just plop some electrical tape over it to try and contain any future peeling. If I were you I would not resell or give away that board, though, unless that problem is disclosed to the recipient.
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If disabling the integrated audio cures your crashes then I suspect that trace has something to do with the audio. But yeah, I'd trim off the loose/peeled wires and just plop some electrical tape over it to try and contain any future peeling. If I were you I would not resell or give away that board, though, unless that problem is disclosed to the recipient.
Hey, I'm not a complete Ass.
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