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If only you had a fan over those poor vrms!
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This is explained by your use of a rev 4.0 or 5.0 GA-78LMT-S2P (3+1 phase version) with a 125W Phenom II x6 1090T, which is not rated for.

3+1 phase GIGABYTE motherboards are known for failure with a high failure rate with all processors above 95W TDP. That's why GIGABYTE does not rate these boards above 95W TDP. They do not have the safe capacity or quality for these highly intensive six-core processors. This would also happen with VRM cooling, at some point down the road.

 

You were violating your warranty terms by using unsupported hardware. If GIGABYTE finds out, consider your warranty nixed and this to be your loss.


Edited by xd_1771 - 12/10/12 at 1:45am
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Well the guy that sold it to me should have known but then again, its just a student working at a PC store. I did ask will this mobo work with my chip and he said yes... My fault for not knowing jack about VRMs ahead of time. I'm not even getting a gigaybte mobo so sending it in is pointless. What matters to me is whether or not my CPU works still and that I'll find out tonight and post here. Its a costly way to learn something but at least christmas sales bring down the cost of everything.

Changing what I'll get if the CPU still works: going to try and get a sabertooth or something but I'll certainly be checking the VRMs and max TDP wattage. I need at least a 6+2 and 125W right? (that's the lowest I found that wasn't crap like my old one).

My GPU is also gigabyte, seeing as a GPU is essentially a small PC in itself is there anything that might happen or is gigabyte not known for bad gpus? (there's 3 fans, heatpipes and all that jazz on it), running at 100% I never saw it cross 72C.

BTW can a mod move this to the motherboard section and rename it seeing as this clearly isn't a PSU problem anymore rolleyes.gif
Edited by Obrien - 12/10/12 at 9:38am
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Well the guy that sold it to me should have known but then again, its just a student working at a PC store. I did ask will this mobo work with my chip and he said yes... My fault for not knowing jack about VRMs ahead of time. I'm not even getting a gigaybte mobo so sending it in is pointless. What matters to me is whether or not my CPU works still and that I'll find out tonight and post here. Its a costly way to learn something but at least christmas sales bring down the cost of everything.
Changing what I'll get if the CPU still works: going to try and get a sabertooth or something but I'll certainly be checking the VRMs and max TDP wattage. I need at least a 6+2 and 125W right? (that's the lowest I found that wasn't crap like my old one).
My GPU is also gigabyte, seeing as a GPU is essentially a small PC in itself is there anything that might happen or is gigabyte not known for bad gpus? (there's 3 fans, heatpipes and all that jazz on it), running at 100% I never saw it cross 72C.
BTW can a mod move this to the motherboard section and rename it seeing as this clearly isn't a PSU problem anymore rolleyes.gif

Gigabyte is arguably the best for AMD gpus right now, not sure where their Nvidia GPUs come in but they're still pretty nice. I have the 7950 version of your card and no issues so far (and I been beating it)

6+2 is what I got out of blameless's post, nothing less. Not sure but pretty sure your CPU is a 125 not a 140.
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Gigabyte is arguably the best for AMD gpus right now, not sure where their Nvidia GPUs come in but they're still pretty nice. I have the 7950 version of your card and no issues so far (and I been beating it)
6+2 is what I got out of blameless's post, nothing less. Not sure but pretty sure your CPU is a 125 not a 140.


Sapphires are really good as well. Also, if the chip does live, personally I would sell it and go with intel. Those chips retain their retail value pretty well.

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Sapphires are really good as well. Also, if the chip does live, personally I would sell it and go with intel. Those chips retain their retail value pretty well.

If he doesn't need to spend the money I wouldn't.
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If he doesn't need to spend the money I wouldn't.


Still gotta buy a new mobo, with how cheap 2500k's are, and how much you could get back from the 1090 if it lives, there is little point not to especially for folding.

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Still gotta buy a new mobo, with how cheap 2500k's are, and how much you could get back from the 1090 if it lives, there is little point not to especially for folding.

200 bucks is not cheap. Especially for highschool/uni students. I would know, I am looking at buying a 2500k for my mini rig.

There really isn't a market for used PC parts in this city.
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200 bucks is not cheap. Especially for highschool/uni students. I would know, I am looking at buying a 2500k for my mini rig.
There really isn't a market for used PC parts in this city.


Whoa $200? Yeah I guess I am no thinking of Canadian prices. Just $100 here at micro center the other day, and have been $150 at many places. I also know another place where he might be able to get one cheap.

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Whoa $200? Yeah I guess I am no thinking of Canadian prices. Just $100 here at micro center the other day, and have been $150 at many places. I also know another place where he might be able to get one cheap.

I can scope one for him off the market place if he wants. he and I will discuss when he gets here.
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4x 4gb Corsair Veangance DDR3 2x Seagate 1tb 2x M4 Crucial 64gb Raid 0 on 6gbs 2x LG Supermulti 
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Corsair H100 Liquid Cooling 6x Enermax 120mm Blue LED 4x BitFenix Spectre Pros 120mm Blue LED (courte... 2x Antec Tricools 120mm Blue LED 
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2x Scythe Slipstream Slim 120mm 6x ACE High Performance 40mm Blue LED (Emergency Overheat System) 2x stock Corsair H1... Windows 7 64 Bit 
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3x 19" 1x17" (Games at 4010x1024) Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair Enthusiast 750w TX Lanboy Air Blue (Maxed Fans) 
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Razer Naga Razer Vespula 6 CCFLs from ELWirePros.com 60ft EL Wire from ELWirePros.com 
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Custom LED Feet from PerformancePCs.com LED Toggle Switches from PerformancePCs.com Custom Built "Rig-nition" courtesy of Digkey 3d Printed Sideplates courtesy of Governor Simcoe 
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BitFenix Recon 
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965 BE Asus M4N98TD Evo 9500GT 9500GT 
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5x IO Gear USB-VGA Kingston HyperX WD Blue 500GB Corsair Air Series Quiet Edition 
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Windows XP (up to) 9x LCD Projectors Generic ToPower 500 
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Corsair C70 Green Generic Table Creative Sound Blaster Recon Fatality Professional 
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APC 40 APC 20 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770k Gigabyte Z77MITX MSI 7990 Malta "Lightning" Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
WD Green 4x Spectre Pro 120mm Black H100I Windows 7 Ultimate 
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HP 22bw IPS Logitech G510 Corsair CX750 BitFenix Prodigy 
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Logitech G700 Ikea Cutting Board Varied 
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4x 4gb Corsair Veangance DDR3 2x Seagate 1tb 2x M4 Crucial 64gb Raid 0 on 6gbs 2x LG Supermulti 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair H100 Liquid Cooling 6x Enermax 120mm Blue LED 4x BitFenix Spectre Pros 120mm Blue LED (courte... 2x Antec Tricools 120mm Blue LED 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x Scythe Slipstream Slim 120mm 6x ACE High Performance 40mm Blue LED (Emergency Overheat System) 2x stock Corsair H1... Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x 19" 1x17" (Games at 4010x1024) Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair Enthusiast 750w TX Lanboy Air Blue (Maxed Fans) 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Razer Naga Razer Vespula 6 CCFLs from ELWirePros.com 60ft EL Wire from ELWirePros.com 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Custom LED Feet from PerformancePCs.com LED Toggle Switches from PerformancePCs.com Custom Built "Rig-nition" courtesy of Digkey 3d Printed Sideplates courtesy of Governor Simcoe 
Other
BitFenix Recon 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
965 BE Asus M4N98TD Evo 9500GT 9500GT 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
5x IO Gear USB-VGA Kingston HyperX WD Blue 500GB Corsair Air Series Quiet Edition 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP (up to) 9x LCD Projectors Generic ToPower 500 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair C70 Green Generic Table Creative Sound Blaster Recon Fatality Professional 
OtherOther
APC 40 APC 20 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770k Gigabyte Z77MITX MSI 7990 Malta "Lightning" Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
WD Green 4x Spectre Pro 120mm Black H100I Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 22bw IPS Logitech G510 Corsair CX750 BitFenix Prodigy 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Ikea Cutting Board Varied 
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