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Oh boy.... this may be the first recorded 970A-G45 failure. I knew that this would happen, since although this is a newer and improved design with a massive heatsink on top, the design is still deriative of older MSI boards with known problems.

The symptoms so far seem to fit.

Unplug the 4-pin/8-pin CPU connector. If everything turns on (won't POST obviously), the CPU VRMs are shot.
omg, that worked. well not worked, but everything turns on.

my processor is dead?
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Nope, it's just as I and most everyone else suspected. Your VRMs have been shot. This has been a common problem on previous gen MSI boards, and looks like it has been passed on to the low end of the next generation, most unfortunately. There is a slim chance that other parts have been damaged.

See: About VRM's & MOSFETs [LINK]
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omg, that worked. well not worked, but everything turns on.

my processor is dead?
Well XD is saying that would mean the VRMs are dead, which are located on the motherboard. So your motherboard is broke.

Edit: too slow
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you guys have been real helpful and I appreciate the fast responses.

what causes this, was it because I OC'd? I am not so much technical in the hardware.
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Nope, it's just as I and most everyone else suspected. Your VRMs have been shot. This has been a common problem on previous gen MSI boards, and looks like it has been passed on to the low end of the next generation, most unfortunately. There is a slim chance that other parts have been damaged.
First reported failure for that board I think - wow low end MSIs of any generation are suffering for this.
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you guys have been real helpful and I appreciate the fast responses.

what causes this, was it because I OC'd? I am not so much technical in the hardware.
Read this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...ety-125w.html?
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So my processor should be fine then right? What mobo do you guys recommend I get? Will need a crossfire one.
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post #18 of 38
^ Your processor *may* have been damaged but this is not necessarily likely.

The VRM overload/fail problem has been common on most MSI low-end boards of the last gen due to design faults. As this lower end board shares some of those design faults, it may also be plagued with faults that may cause failures like these to happen.

The 970 Extreme4 (cooled, higher quality 4+1 system) at $105 shipped on Superbiiz after promo DRAPER10 is a great choice for price. I usually recommend that for x6 and heavier overclocking that one pursues a motherboard with a larger VRM system for the sake of efficiency and more stability; the 990XA-UD3 is also a great choice, but is not in stock anywhere. There is the M5A99X EVO but at its price point you might as well get the 990FXA-UD3. So looks like the Extreme4 is your best choice, EDIT: for price, may I add.
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ASRock 970 Extreme4 would probably be within your budget.

I'd just RMA the MSI board though. Just don't OC as much next time
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post #20 of 38
1.45v isn't that high for that chip. Your proc should be fine. I had issues like you where the computer wouldn't turn on after it crashed. Try flipping the I/O switch on the power supply and turning the on button.
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