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I think I may have killed my MSI 790FX-GD70. Box is 1090t @ 4.4GHz, DDR3 4x2GB 1333 7-7-7-24 2t, 2x 5870's and a pair of raptors. I was running these settings in IBT, and I went to get a glass of water. Come back to find the box shut down, and the power led blinking and everything else dead, even the led's on the mobo. I tried to power back and got nothing. Turned off PSU, tried to power up again and got the case fans to make an 1/8 of a turn then nothing. I was going to clear cmos and start looking for the problem, but was wondering if this sounds like assploded mobo to the good folks of OCN. Thoughts?
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Unplug the 4(or 8) pin CPU plug. Start up the comp. if the fans, lights will turn on, your mobo is dead. MOSFETs
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Too large of an overclock for a 4+1 power phase board with a 1090t
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Too large of an overclock for a 4+1 power phase board with a 1090t
Not helpful.

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Unplug the 4(or 8) pin CPU plug. Start up the comp. if the fans, lights will turn on, your mobo is dead. MOSFETs
Would it be safe if the PSU has taken a dump. I have PSU tester if it would be.
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Try what IOSEFINI said first

Failures on the VRMs with this board and x6 are very common due to the low amount of power phases and high power consumption. Doing what he said will prove it is the VRMs; the board will boot, just not post.

On the other hand.......... second VRM fail today
Edited by xd_1771 - 5/22/11 at 3:14pm
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Try what IOSEFINI said first

Failures on the VRMs with this board and x6 are very common due to the low amount of power phases and high power consumption. Doing what he said will prove it is the VRMs; the board will boot, just not post.

On the other hand.......... second VRM fail today
On it. That other guy that blew up his was prolly lying. I want to be first of the day. A trailblazer, if you will.
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Mine is probly next, my biostar 890 is acting a fool...should've gotten the ASUS.
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If this makes you feel better, and it will not, thats the exact same thing that happened to me on the same board. I was running ITB overclocked to 4.4 on 1.575v, computer just shut down and never worked again. I am done with the 4+1 phases.

Good news though, they RMA pretty quickly.
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K. Popped the CPU plug. Everything turned on. I have read your thread about this several times in the past xd, but I don't recall if this takes out the CPU too. Does it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post
Unplug the 4(or 8) pin CPU plug. Start up the comp. if the fans, lights will turn on, your mobo is dead. MOSFETs
Second this, it happened to my Asus Maximus III Gene one month ago, exactly the same as what IOSEFINI described. And my cpu is fine, it's just the motherboard that died.
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