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post #11 of 17
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Ah you mean Testers like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899705003
A recommended model/brand would help at most if you know any. Especially ones that can stress test. smile.gif

I'll be sure to get one since I have quite a few unused PSUs sitting around my home. Thanks!
Yep that's the one! tongue.gif No worries man biggrin.gif
post #12 of 17
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Thanks!

Also update:

We went to Fry's today and got a 3570k and a new PSU....Also we let Frys test his Corsair GS700 and confirmed to be the culprit oh this whole nightmare mad.gif, an overvoltage on the rails and the technician hears cracking noise in the PSU when he switched it on.
Its confirmed to be dead. frown.gif

Sadly that PSU only lasted less than 6 months....Looks like Corsair won't be in my friend's recommended PSUs brands list anymore.
post #13 of 17
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After rebuilding his system to a Z77 chipset, he let me keep his old hardware for me to inspect, mosfets under the heatsink
looks undamaged and the weird burn seems to be faint now....Hopefully that smell came from the PSU and not the motherboard





I'm gonna try to setup a temporary test bench to see if the motherboard is really dead....
post #14 of 17
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ITS ALIVE! Its ALIVE!! The mobo isn't dead after all!! biggrin.gif

Jump start it with a screwdriver lol







I'm so glad its just his old PSU that killed itself...

But one problem, the Northbridge and Mosfet copper heatsink gets hot to touch but not too hot, is this normal?
Heat seems to originate from the Northbridge area since its the hottest part to touch compared to the VRMs...
post #15 of 17
Awesome thumb.gif

Yes those do get pretty hot its normal for that board. wink.gif
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Awesome thumb.gif

Yes those do get pretty hot its normal for that board. wink.gif

Thanks for clarifying but after a while the VRMs get very hot after sitting in the BIOS idle for about 10 minutes, hot to the point where its not touchable...I can see why it has an all copper heatsink.

http://www.overclock.net/t/449702/msi-p7n-sli-fi-chipset-runs-very-hot-need-coling-solution/0_40

At least the Mobo functions as if nothing happened lol.
Edited by Roaches - 11/23/13 at 7:08pm
post #17 of 17
With that board when tis in BIOS the system is going full blast so that explains the extra heat generated.
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