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Is it safe to run the 12v power cable directly under the motherboard?

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Hi guys! Currently setting up an upgrade. Title says it all.

Thanks in advance.
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as long as it dosent touch the board, I would say yes. make sure it dosent contact the board and cause a short, although its insulated so I dont think that would be an issue.
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I see. Another question though.. in any case it causes a short, will the board get fried right away? The reason im asking is because im trying to isolate a certain issue. I ran the power cable underneath the board for the purpose of cable management. The cable does get in contact with the board. Now, this is a new board and ram im setting up btw. 4 out of 10 times, the system wont POST. All the parts on my sig rig run including the fans but no video signal and my 6870 is on 100 fan speed. Had to unplug power and plug it back in for it to POST properly again.

So my question is.. would a short or a ground cause an issue like this? Is the motherboard defective? Or is my PSU showing signs that its about to fail? I hope its not the motherboard My Bro sent it to me from Hong Kong. RMA would be a huge hassle.
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No, thats not a short issue.
Check your RAM voltage and set it manually. Some mobos undervolt the RAM, if the RAM voltage is set on AUTO
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Or the parts where the pins go through the soldering.
The sleeving is just a thin plastic but better than nothing but make sure you don't put force on it so it penetrates the plastic cover on the cables.
Or it will go PFFFFFf then crack, smat, Pfffff tzzzzz *smokes* pop trrzrszrzrzr, then bang pssssss..
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Hmm.. Interesting.. I never thought of that. From what ive read, Kingston Hyper Xs requires a higher voltage than others. Ill definitely check that out once i get home. Thanks for the input.
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Or the parts where the pins go through the soldering.
The sleeving is just a thin plastic but better than nothing but make sure you don't put force on it so it penetrates the plastic cover on the cables.
Or it will go PFFFFFf then crack, smat, Pfffff tzzzzz *smokes* pop trrzrszrzrzr, then bang pssssss..
rofl!
Ill definitely take that into consideration too. Im just kinda woried because if upgraded my MB, RAM and gpu for bf3. Its like 3 days to go and i stumble upon this issue. Wasnt able to get much sleep. hahahaha!
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