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One of my gigabyte motherboards have a brown-ish stain in the back side of the motherboard where the MOSFETs would usually be on the opposite side.



Is that normal?
None of the MOSFETs look damaged when I removed the heat sink.
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post #2 of 24
What made you investigate? I blew a Mosfet before and saw liquid coming from one. Something like that could cause a stain.
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I'm not using the motherboard right now.
It was replaced some time ago with my current CH IV.
Upon removing and inspecting the motherboard I saw this stain.
The motherboard its self works fine to my knowledge.
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post #4 of 24
which motherboard is it?
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post #5 of 24
If it works ok then I guess its ok. Humm.... kinda weird though.
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which motherboard is it?
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that motherboard is safe for overclocking, so that might be just the color draining, over the time,thats all
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post #8 of 24
Post a picture with the front side as well.
It may be lacker colorizations due to intense heat.
We need to see the components side.
The copper seems in one piece over there so ...
   
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post #9 of 24
I have definitely seen it on other Gigabyte boards where VRMs fried, but ones with weaker VRMs.
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Can't get a better picture than that.
None of the MOSFETs blew, it just looks like it burned up the PCB.
Perhaps some are damaged, I just can't tell.
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