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My 1100T finally stopped posting in my ASUS M4A77TD, and this burn on one of the traces may be the cause. For now I'm using my old Athlon II x2 240 C2, but I'm worried about how the motherboard itself is going to go up in flames soon, so how safe is it to even use the board?

Here is a picture of the said burn

http://i.imgur.com/77Mt8.jpg
post #2 of 8
Do you know where the burn came from??
 
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Nope, I only noticed it when I went to take off the H60 pump block from the socket.
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Is there any damage on the back of the motherboard?
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I have not checked, since pulling it out is a huge pain.
post #6 of 8
It doesn't look like it crosses any printed wires to me. I imagine it is fine and from something else to be frank but just to check I would run the board with caution for a few weeks.

Also, are you sure its a burn? It's not a blob of thermal paste is it? tongue.gif
 
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It doesn't look like it crosses any printed wires to me. I imagine it is fine and from something else to be frank but just to check I would run the board with caution for a few weeks.
Also, are you sure its a burn? It's not a blob of thermal paste is it? tongue.gif

Yea I'm pretty sure its a burn, or at least some sort of electronic degradation. I went through 20+ power cycles with my 1100T and it never POSTed, and as soon as I dropped in my Athlon 240 it booted first try.
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Ah yeah... that does indeed sound like something has kicked the bucket.

I would run this with caution. I'm sure it wont get much worse but just incase smile.gif
 
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