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If I remember correctly (and I am, cause I checked it now) MSRP for the FM2A75M-ITX was 119$ and this has and MSRP of 116$?
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Didn't their FM1 boards all explode?
Are you talking about ASRock's boards? I haven't heard of anything like this before, where did you get that?
Edited by Wall - 1/26/13 at 3:22am
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If I remember correctly (and I am, cause I checked it now) MSRP for the FM2A75M-ITX was 119$ and this has and MSRP of 116$?
Are you talking about ASRock's boards? I haven't heard of anything like this before, where did you get that?

There were some *ahem* issues with the A75 FM2 ITX boards. I am pretty sure the FM1 boards were all solid. From the temperature results posted here, I don't think anything will get close to catching on fire anymore.
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There were some *ahem* issues with the A75 FM2 ITX boards. I am pretty sure the FM1 boards were all solid. From the temperature results posted here, I don't think anything will get close to catching on fire anymore.
I was probably thinking about those A75 boards. There were some Asrock ITX APU boards that exploded; I don't remember which ones.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 1/26/13 at 2:08pm
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Both the ASRock A75M-ITX and the FM2A75M-ITX blew on a regular basis.
   
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oh yummy board, is this official out or just still a preview sample?
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oh yummy board, is this official out or just still a preview sample?
Already selling in Japan as mentioned in the earlier Akiba post in this thread.





A Timely Reminder...

This is more for those who are new to small form factor rigs along with its tiny PCB, compact casing, low profile HSF or convenient CLC, related factors leading to generally poor cooling as a whole.

And for those who still intend to o'c on such systems, it's almost mandatory to actively cool the onboard components else heat trapping may occur at the mobo level. It's easy to do so on an open test bench like what I did here but it's definitely way more challenging to do likewise once the final rig is encased.

A 2K rpm 80mm fan resting on the Corsair H55 CLC actively cooling the onboard power and Southbridge heatsinks.





This is probably no brainer stuff to most but it's just as easily forgotten too. smile.gif
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Both the ASRock A75M-ITX and the FM2A75M-ITX blew on a regular basis.
Hmm, didn't know their FM1 board also had issues. The 1-egg reviews on Newegg did mention lots of hardware problems but not fire though. How can one trust this (the A85X ITX) motherboard after that? Macclipper, what other stress-tests will you be running on the board?
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Always good to know what you are doing else you get interesting tales aplenty like

Calling the fire dept...
Ignoring VRM quality & phase count can literally burn down your house.


Lightning never strikes twice at the same place...
Can someone PLEASE explain to me why...!


@Wall, this mobo probably ends up in some NAS or HTPC eventually, don't think it will ever get stressed more in its future than what I have already done to it so far. I have so many other full sized rigs more suited to doing heavier crunching and doing it much faster too (3930K@4.5, 2500/2600K@4.7, 3570K@4.5, FX-8350@4.5), impt to pick the right tool for the job. smile.gif
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post #29 of 213
i wonder when we'll see the new board on newegg/amazon. so far it seems promising...

so its been stable and not on fire for the few days you've been running it now mac?
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Hi

Will this new board have issues fitting cpu coolers that use backplates?

Hope not! rolleyes.gif


Thanks
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