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Here is something I should mention that I did months ago and way before I knew the dangers of my motherboard VRM.

I decided to try to reproduce the problem by overclocking my CPU to 5.17GHz using EasyTune6. This was probably a very bad idea to begin with but during the 2 minutes and 40 seconds of trying to reproduce the problem with my CPU overclocked, I was unable to freeze my computer, and I had absolutely no VRM cooling at the time. During this time, all that was running was a program that used lots of CPU. I was monitoring the speed of my CPU during this time and I saw speeds at 4.9GHz and above.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5830 G.Skill RipjawsX 1333MHz (32GB total) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST2000DM001 Seagate ST2000DM001 External Samsung DVD RW Cooler Master 1200RPM Blue LED case fan (x3) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Cooler Master 2000RPM Blue LED case fan (x3) Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Fan from old AMD Athlon 64 stock cooler Windows 7 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2742 (27 inch LED LCD) Thermaltake eSports Challenger Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W Cooler Master Elite 430 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Thermaltake eSports gaming mouse A box Microlab M-700/5.1 Sharkoon SATA Quickport XT DUO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 3500+ Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 Via the network on another machine 2x 512MB PC3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST380011A 80GB Maxtor 6L080M0 80GB LG GSA-4160B 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG GSA-H22N 2x 120mm case fans Windows XP Home X86 Windows XP Professional X86 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG FLATRON E2742 via another computer Dell 1704FPT via another computer Acer aspire 1830 laptop via the network Microsoft keyboard + 3 others via the network 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
DRS 580W Case from 7 years ago Dell mouse + 3 others via the network Creative Inspire T10 
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3 others via the network D-Link DWA-510 Firewire card Floppy Drive 
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My home network 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5830 G.Skill RipjawsX 1333MHz (32GB total) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST2000DM001 Seagate ST2000DM001 External Samsung DVD RW Cooler Master 1200RPM Blue LED case fan (x3) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Cooler Master 2000RPM Blue LED case fan (x3) Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Fan from old AMD Athlon 64 stock cooler Windows 7 Professional (x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2742 (27 inch LED LCD) Thermaltake eSports Challenger Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W Cooler Master Elite 430 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Thermaltake eSports gaming mouse A box Microlab M-700/5.1 Sharkoon SATA Quickport XT DUO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon64 3500+ Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 Via the network on another machine 2x 512MB PC3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST380011A 80GB Maxtor 6L080M0 80GB LG GSA-4160B 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG GSA-H22N 2x 120mm case fans Windows XP Home X86 Windows XP Professional X86 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG FLATRON E2742 via another computer Dell 1704FPT via another computer Acer aspire 1830 laptop via the network Microsoft keyboard + 3 others via the network 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
DRS 580W Case from 7 years ago Dell mouse + 3 others via the network Creative Inspire T10 
AudioOtherOtherOther
3 others via the network D-Link DWA-510 Firewire card Floppy Drive 
Other
My home network 
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