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Question: Is it worth it to get my Rampage IV Extreme swapped out through Asus RMA? Most likely my guess is I'm going to get a "recertified" board and I'm slightly wary about that. I requested a cross ship and it wont cost me anything, not even down time. How is Asus motherboard RMA track record lately? I'm wary of ASUS recertified products because back in the day I had to RMA my Radeon 9800XT 5-6 times before they sent me one was semi usable and even then it wasn't perfect. Anyone have any experience with ROG recertified boards back from RMA?

Background:
I had a catastrophic accident with my water cooling loop and the motherboard got a small bit of water on it when it was running. For about a day and a half until it dried, it wouldn't boot and it wouldn't even throw up any codes. Once it finally dried out, the system appears to boot up just fine. Then I got a couple Memory and WHEA BSOD. Turns out memtest was throwing out all sorts of errors. I reset my cpu OC to default and then replugged in my ram and they went away. I haven't had any more errors since but I've been getting a general Windows Hardware Error Architecture BSOD 30 mins into prime95 from time to time at a 4.9 Ghz.

For the most part, I think my troubles are over, but I can't help shake the feeling that the water damaged something on the board making it just SLIGHTLY unstable at those clocks or that random memory failure fiasco.
Edited by Syan48306 - 5/16/13 at 7:37am
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It sounds like the RAM is the issue. Turn the overclocks back to stock. Then put all the sticks in 1 by 1 and test on MemTest.

Most re certified boards btw tend to be refurbished, so often 1 or 2 bad parts that got replaced. Either that or sometimes customer returns get sent back as well.
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Every board I've gotten back from Asus RMA has been even better than the original.
 
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It sounds like the RAM is the issue. Turn the overclocks back to stock. Then put all the sticks in 1 by 1 and test on MemTest.

Most re certified boards btw tend to be refurbished, so often 1 or 2 bad parts that got replaced. Either that or sometimes customer returns get sent back as well.

Ram's actually good. Passed 5 runs @ 2133. I had the ram for almost half a year without any problem before this too. It's all just very strange.
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If you're sure it's not the RAM, then I'd open an RMA.
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