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It's because MSI used low quality transistors. If they would just use ones that are rated for higher temperatures there would not be an issue.
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I used to buy only ECS motherboards because that's what Fry's always featured for its super-cheap motherboard & CPU combo deals. Most developed rotted capacitors, 2 died, and another lost 2 of its USB ports and no longer wakes up right from suspend mode (always a stop error, even with a fresh installation of Windows). The worst had to be the K7VTA3 ver. 8, the last and most cheaply made version of this model, with only a 2-phase CPU voltage regulator and fewer capacitors than I ever saw on a mobo. One day, it suddenly shut down and couldn't boot again. I didn't buy another ECS until last year, when Newegg had a free-after-rebate deal on a G41T-M7, and almost all its capacitors are either poly or Japanese.
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I used to buy only ECS motherboards because that's what Fry's always featured for its super-cheap motherboard & CPU combo deals. Most developed rotted capacitors, 2 died, and another lost 2 of its USB ports and no longer wakes up right from suspend mode (always a stop error, even with a fresh installation of Windows). The worst had to be the K7VTA3 ver. 8, the last and most cheaply made version of this model, with only a 2-phase CPU voltage regulator and fewer capacitors than I ever saw on a mobo. One day, it suddenly shut down and couldn't boot again. I didn't buy another ECS until last year, when Newegg had a free-after-rebate deal on a G41T-M7, and almost all its capacitors are either poly or Japanese.

yeah ecs has cvome laeps and bounds sice the early days lol

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post #64 of 89
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It's because MSI used low quality transistors. If they would just use ones that are rated for higher temperatures there would not be an issue.

So if I slap enough 40mm fans on them, they should last fairly well?
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So if I slap enough 40mm fans on them, they should last fairly well?
Possibly.

Or, you could get a really high-airflow fan in your drive bays. That should do the trick.
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Possibly.

Or, you could get a really high-airflow fan in your drive bays. That should do the trick.

Yea, but my case (raidmax 902WW) has mesh in the drive bay covers to limit dust intake..... a good thing right? Well yes except it stops a lot of air.
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Simple solution: screw filters on the fan you put in the bay.
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Simple solution: screw filters on the fan you put in the bay.

Only issue is that the mesh is sealed in the bay covers so well that it is nearly impossible to get out. I think I may have solved it however by digging out an old blue 120 mm fan and attaching it to my side panel.
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I meant take out the bay covers. Gets rid of the dust issue, to put filters on.

To put a fan in the bays, you can do anything from creative (suspending it by cable ties, drilling screw holes in the bay covers, etc.) to dull and even suggested in the air cooling forum (foam). It can really help keep the mobo (and everything else the air passes, really) keep cool.
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is my N68 VGS3 FX good enough for this club?
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