Originally Posted by cook
Another one bites the dust. Man I hope Bulldozer is worth upgrading to when it finally comes out. Sorry about your experience, I am trying to take it easy (3.9) on this board and I will likely swap out the mobo for something a little more solid once I build the next rig and give it to one of my brother in laws.
What happened to the power connector lead that was right above it and did you have any collateral damage to other components?
Me, too. LOL I'm guess I'm ready for it like it or not.
I'm hoping not.
The UD5 just came in so I should know by tonight, my loop usually bleeds in around an hour. With MSI's turnaround I couldn't afford to wait 3 weeks (+?) for my board and then find out it killed my RAM or CPU.
Originally Posted by Catscratch
Did anyone actually leave the turbo core on and watch the voltage changes via cpu-z or openhardwaremonitor ? It already changes between 1.2-1.49v
(Some boards even list 1.475v as default for 1090t)
So even for a brief time, cpu itself gets 1.49v voltage on default settings
Or does it only happen on my board ?
X4's do not have Turbo core.
Originally Posted by xd_1771
That MOSFET is on the single unheatsinked phase powering the CPU-NB circuit. Looks like you pushed that too far. It is the third transistor/"driver chip" so it looks like the same improper-sized driver problem as the 890GXM-G65. MSI definitely need to stop cheaping out with regular transistors and get some proper driver chips in there!
Using that MSI mobo with any high end high TDP CPU....not really a good idea.
I list all the VRM failures I found in my "About VRMs & MOSFETs" thread (see sig) and there are an overwhelmingly large number of MSI AM3 board failures, including on this particular board. Now listing both yours and 996gt2's situation so the uninformed can see the confirmed results and not make the wrong decision.
996gt2 I have one last thing to ask: What cooling did you use?
Well after reading yours and a few other posts I thought I was pretty safe with an X4 at 1.475. It seemed that most of the burn outs where with Thuban's. I informed MSI about this, and they politely told me there was nothing they could do but replace it with another fire hazard.
Big thanks again for your thread!
I think it's time to install the UD5.