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Finally got my Fatal1ty back from ASRock after 2 months. Actually they decided to send me a replacement.

I'm trying to find a place selling the OC Formula board that will ship to Australia. I contacted Newegg but they haven't responded. I set up a postal address in the US that will forward packages on to me but because my "billing" address is in Australia, Newegg won't let me buy one.

Anyone got any suggestions as to where I could possibly purchase one from? I asked a friend on another forum if he could buy it for me and I would transfer the money through PayPal but he's not in a position to help (also doesn't have PayPal)
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Originally Posted by StrikerX View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by Erakith View Post

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.
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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.
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.

I remember the USB/1394 header one xD

**** happens and I hope he gets the RMA's claimed from the stores and I couldn’t agree more that he should have been a bit careful when troubleshooting. Anyways, this should be a reminder to all the people on how to troubleshoot when things go wrong.

Btw it was a brand new mobo, his Z77 extreme 4 had two faulty RAM slots so he RMA'ed that one and opted to get the Extreme 6 by paying the difference.
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I have the fatality Z77 Professional. Does anyone else notice that you cannot install a graphics card (at least a double sized one like the GTX 670 I have) in the bottom PCIe slot? The design of this motherboard doesn't make sense there. Or is there some way to make it work? All the headers are along the bottom of the board and the bottom pcie slot is low enough that the connections will get in the way if trying to install a graphics card there.
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I have the fatality Z77 Professional. Does anyone else notice that you cannot install a graphics card (at least a double sized one like the GTX 670 I have) in the bottom PCIe slot? The design of this motherboard doesn't make sense there. Or is there some way to make it work? All the headers are along the bottom of the board and the bottom pcie slot is low enough that the connections will get in the way if trying to install a graphics card there.

The first question I guess I should ask is..

Why are you putting an nVidia GPU in the x4 slot? O_o
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Am I added to the club yet? frown.gif
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So, got my replacement board. Works great so far!

Hooked up my liquid cooling system, spilled water on the board (loose barb). Still works fine o.o

Are boards coated with some sort of varnish or plastic? [granted, it was distilled water, but after sitting for a while distilled water can become conductive]
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I have the fatality Z77 Professional. Does anyone else notice that you cannot install a graphics card (at least a double sized one like the GTX 670 I have) in the bottom PCIe slot? The design of this motherboard doesn't make sense there. Or is there some way to make it work? All the headers are along the bottom of the board and the bottom pcie slot is low enough that the connections will get in the way if trying to install a graphics card there.

I was forced to use that slot on my Fatal1ty and was able to get my 7950 to fit.
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The first question I guess I should ask is..
Why are you putting an nVidia GPU in the x4 slot? O_o

Ah, I guess it's a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot. So, I guess they assume that people would only put a smaller (single height) graphics card in there since it's only PCIe 2.0?
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Ah, I guess it's a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot. So, I guess they assume that people would only put a smaller (single height) graphics card in there since it's only PCIe 2.0?

AFAIK it's PCI-E 3.0, it's just that it's wired for a maximum of x4 PCI-E lanes. nVidia has a restriction on their GPUs, and they won't work in x4 slots - only x16 and x8. Which means that putting an nVidia GPU in that slot is pointless. AMD cards will work fine.. but only with x4 PCI-E lanes.
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