Originally Posted by StrikerX
Guys any thoughts on this as I am clueless TBH -.- Quoting what my friend posted on another forum.
Honestly, this guy is a dumbass. If I knew him in real life I would tell him instead of adding components in, give them to me if he wants to throw them away. This is not how you troubleshoot. Please read further on troubleshooting.
Originally Posted by Erakith
Why after some components get damaged would you continue adding more? That's not smart. If your mobo is delivering too much power it's fairly easy to identify a power surge on a board as you have voltage regulators all over the place.
Tell your friend to inspect the board - are any of the caps blown? Is there any conductive thermal paste accidentally placed onto the motherboard PCB? (Even a minute amount can screw it up.)
I'm not doubting that perhaps it is the board. I recently had a Gigabyte board also have voltage regulation issues which put my CPU to 92C, with a closed loop cooler on it, only in the BIOS. It happens, unfortunately, and ASRock should take care of you. The problem however is that your friend has consistently added more components to the board without thoroughly checking physically first. It's unlikely he's going to be taken care of to the full degree of his losses. He should have played the game smarter. OR, he should have asked for help BEFORE throwing a bunch of components at the board.
I could not agree more.
Lesson be learned. If your ****s broke. Troubleshoot and first visually inspect things, like 10 times and have someone else look at them too. This reminds me of the time the guys mobo that plugged in the firewire into the usb header on the mobo and it caught fire. Even if you think it is correct quadruple check it.
Yes it is unfortunate what happened but people need to remember that these are mass produced products. There will be "duds" and not all of them will be in tip top shape, hence the reasoning behind RMA's.
Hopefully people learn from this and do not make the same mistake. Thank you for posting it.
PS - Dont overclock if you cant afford to lose the parts you are "modifying". Even though this is a problem related to defective hardware, it could potentially become defective from improper settings and bad overclocking.