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VRM Failure...Is my CPU Dead

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As the title reads. My board is the MSi 970A-G46 which has problems with a high VRM fail rate. Did not find out about it for sometime after I purchased it. I know the motherboard is dead but. I just bought my FX-8320 not even a week old and put it in. I just hope to god it did not get fried. Please leave any suggestions or comments on how I should go about handling this. I should be able to get a new motherboard but I do not have the money for a MOBO+CPU combo. Thanks in advance.

Edit: I read around about MSi's failure rate. It seems as though they are very high. I had the CPU OC'd automatically using MSi's OCGenie. I'm still unsure as to if my CPU will be ok. If anyone has had any previous experience with VRM failure please post. I read that MSi also does not implement Overheat/Overcurrent protection, I dot not think it was my PSU I Have the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750G GOLD. Does this mean that the CPU is still dead?
Edited by SuperOchiba - 3/18/13 at 5:12pm
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There is no way for us to determine of the CPU is dead or alive,

It could be the CPU is still in working condition, can also be the motherboard took the CPU with it.

If your tight on money, i would just buy a new motherboard and try from there
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Just wanted to update everyone. I received my Crosshair V Formula Z and regret to tell you that my CPU is dead. It seems as though the full 12v made it past the RM and into my CPU and fried it. I'm going to attempt to RMA it with newegg but I have a certain distaste to them at the moment they have froze my account and told me it can not be re-enabled. Due to my credit card being counter-fitted and I mistakenly disputed a charge with newegg. I paid back the charge I disputed and made myself in goodstanding but they for some reason will not allow me to order with them. There automatic fraud detection system flags my name, address, and Credit Card numbers as fraudulent and Voids all of my new accounts, and numbers, etc. So to order with them I essentially have to Change my name, address, credit card numbers, etc. to place an order as they can not remove me from the auto system. If anyone has any suggestions I will gladly accept them. As for my CPU I will be ordering a new 8350 and going on with my merry life.

Cheers to prescotter ;] +REP

Thanks for the help.
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Hello,

Yea MSi have lots of Motherboards with poor VRM Design, and your right about the Overheat/Overcurrent protection. Not smart to OC on these motherboards, atleast not allot.

i would say the chances of cpu alive / dead can be 50/50%. I really hope for you its still alive thumb.gif.

I think i would take my chances and order a new motherboard. If the cpu appears to be dead then just try and find a ''cheap'' second hand replacement, and wait to you have enough budget to buy a better cpu.
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Samsung 830 128GB SSD Cruscial MX200 250GB SSD WD 1TB HDD Seasonic M12II Evo 750W 
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Samsung 830 128GB SSD Cruscial MX200 250GB SSD WD 1TB HDD Seasonic M12II Evo 750W 
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