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Burning smell from motherboard when I press reset button from case.

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I just installed a new fan for my CPU, everything is connect properly. But when I try to turn on my computer with the power button from the case, it does nothing and when I press the reset button, my motherboard makes a burning smell.
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Can you upload your system specs in your profile so we know what hardware we are working with. Also was this the only item replaced. Thank you !
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What I smell here is a VRM failure.  Do you by chance happen to use an MSI motherboard (pretty much every MSI AMD motherboard except the really high end ones is plagued by a VRM failure issue) or a low end, older Gigabyte motherboard?  We will find out when you post the combination of CPU, any CPU OC/voltage, CPU heatsink, and motherboard.

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What I smell here is a VRM failure.  Do you by chance happen to use an MSI motherboard (pretty much every MSI AMD motherboard except the really high end ones is plagued by a VRM failure issue) or a low end, older Gigabyte motherboard?  We will find out when you post the combination of CPU, any CPU OC/voltage, CPU heatsink, and motherboard.

Not to interject to much but are you assuming that it was overloaded and the CPU heatsink change did it in finally ?
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I would say VRM failure as well but he posted this happened after he installed his new cpu heatsink, so it could be related to that as well. There was a poster here who had that problem and it turned out he didn't take the plastic cap off the buttom of the heat sink. Maybe check you didn't pull out any other wires by mistake, check the case wires for power/reset/etc and be sure they're plugged into the MOBO jumpers/pins. Sometimes connectors get exposed and are touching the metal on the case and that can short out the PSU. But like XD_1771 stated you should post your specs for a better understanding because I'm shooting into a dark hole here. tongue.gif
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Well technically putting on an aftermarket heatsink (i.e. 212+...... is that correct, or am I wrong?) removes VRM cooling unless there are heatsinks down there.  While I'm a bit doubtful that it would go straight to a VRM failure it's not an impossibility.... there are few reasons to have burning smells come from the PC and VRM fail is one.  Then again now that I think of it, might also just be a failed fan that doesn't spin up and smells bad trying to.  Or the "plastic cover failed removal" thing.

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Well technically putting on an aftermarket heatsink (i.e. 212+...... is that correct, or am I wrong?) removes VRM cooling unless there are heatsinks down there.  While I'm a bit doubtful that it would go straight to a VRM failure it's not an impossibility.... there are few reasons to have burning smells come from the PC and VRM fail is one.  Then again now that I think of it, might also just be a failed fan that doesn't spin up and smells bad trying to.  Or the "plastic cover failed removal" thing.

I'll still go with what you said about the VRM's, I bought an MSI-G54 cuz I was on a budget (got a good deal) and put an 1100t on it, BIG mistake. After using the factory turbo setting which I believe puts 3 cores at 3.8 GHz (I never use that setting, I usualy disable turbo and OC) my MOBO started to smell burnt almost instantly and was using stock settings, no oc) The MOBO crapped out after 2 days due to VRM failure, took it back and got the M5A97 evo on sale for $99, solved all problems.
 
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Make sure the case headers and stuff aren't on the wrong pins. I made the same mistake quiet a few times but fortunately the smoke/spark never ruined anything.

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Make sure the case headers and stuff aren't on the wrong pins. I made the same mistake quiet a few times but fortunately the smoke/spark never ruined anything.

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This. Assuming you had to remove the board from the case to install the cooler. Double check those headers.
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Just uploaded my system specs in my profile.
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