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Before I started working on a new rig I test everything in top of the Styrofoam that came with the board. Just hook up the memory, cpu and DVD drive. Leave it running memtest over night before I start building it the next day.
Might have to give that a try next time. This was my first build so there is a pretty large learning curve.
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I'd say just because a person asks this question to start with.... They know they they FUPED lol...
Or it was just my first build so I was hoping it wasn't my fault. But there was about a good hour or two that I thought I did ha
post #13 of 22
Where you planing on adding a second video card?
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I'd say just because a person asks this question to start with.... They know they they FUPED lol...
It's pretty hard to make hardware smoke. The only time I ever did that was when I accidentally got the 12V and 5V rails backward on a power supply for an external hard drive enclosure. Oh well, nothing of value was lost there.
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Before I started working on a new rig I test everything in top of the Styrofoam that came with the board. Just hook up the memory, cpu and DVD drive. Leave it running memtest over night before I start building it the next day.
Something might have been bad in the PCIe power delivery. Whatever the problem was, just RMA it.
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It's pretty hard to make hardware smoke. The only time I ever did that was when I accidentally got the 12V and 5V rails backward on a power supply for an external hard drive enclosure. Oh well, nothing of value was lost there.
Something might have been bad in the PCIe power delivery. Whatever the problem was, just RMA it.

Thank you Art for verifying my point...
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Thank you Art for verifying my point...
Well, it's not like he was trying to make a makeshift power adapter out of a decade old power adapter that didn't label its grounds with black for some reason. Short of doing something hilariously terrible like I did, it's gonna be hard to make hardware smoke, unless it's DOA/
post #17 of 22
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Does anyone have good experience with MSI in the category of returns? Obviously there is nothing I can do until Monday but still a bit nervous they won't replace it.
post #18 of 22
Nah dont think its your fault.
I had a GPU that made a 2cm electrical arc from one point of the gpu to a nther point on the gpu on the first boot up.
went trough RMA without any issues.

I think many people think MSI has a good service on returns.
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Happend one's to me.But it was my fault.I accidently left a screw under the motherboard.It shorted to chassis and some smoke suddenlly appear redface.gif
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This is where it started smoking, for those that are interested.

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