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post #1 of 4
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My local Fry's sells defective mobo for $5-$10.

It says that the defect is the "north bridge overheats after a few minutes".

Is there any tricks I could try to get this working properly?
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post #2 of 4
Um You could try putting a heat sink on it or a better one on if it already has one. Also if you can go in bios and check NB voltage it may be super high and that is what is causing it to overheat. but I think that there is something fundamentally wrong with the motherboard for the NB to overheat after a few minutes.
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Crucial M4 64GB 'Cuda 320GB XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 push/pull + Alphacool UT60 ... Win 7 Pro x64 
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post #3 of 4
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Never mind.

Reapplied some thermal paste to the northbridge and all is good.

Been running for over 10 hours and no issues.

I guess I got a good deal for $5.
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2 Hitachi and 1 Seagate 1 Hitachi LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Combo & DVD Drive Corsair H100 
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AMD FX-8350 Crosshair V Formula MSI GTX 670 Reference Patriot Memory  
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Patriot Memory  Patriot Memory  Patriot Memory  1 Corsair Force 3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 Hitachi and 1 Seagate 1 Hitachi LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Combo & DVD Drive Corsair H100 
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post #4 of 4
^ That's awesome!!! thumb.gif
I've gotten $5 AM2 mobos fully working not too long ago that were really helpful as they went with processors I already had. Not that it's a better deal than an 880GM-D2H (perfectly suitable for an Athlon II based PC with HD playback) for an amazing $5 thumb.gif
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