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I don't think the PII 970 x4 has turbo core.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
996gt2 I have one last thing to ask: What cooling did you use?
Back when I had the AMD setup I was using a Hyper 212+. My case at the time had a 120mm side intake fan directing air at the area around the CPU socket.
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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.

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Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post
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.

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
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.
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post #24 of 25
I dont think its anything but I have seen people tighten there water blocks so tight it warps the board and that has been known to cause some problems....

but I just realized the mosfet in place probable wasn't being warped.
Also you ignored the question about whats up with the marks near the cpu power connector? It looks like it is slightly burnt or overloaded...
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I kept mine pretty loose because I didn't haven any extra back plate to mod. With 4 bolts basically pulling on the pack of my motherboard I didn't want to take chances. I too have seen guys (especially with the Nactua's) tighten the CPU cooler down too tight, leading to all kinds of craziness like no boots, unstable at any speed, etc.

Didn't mean to ignore the question. The only thing I see in the picture is the reflection of my flash off of the shiny plastic of the connector. Feel free to download the photo and point out what you are referring to, if you want. From what I could tell the only damage was the top of that bursting.
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