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C2 stepping Phenom II 940 + 1.5v @ 3.6ghz + high sustained load = oops




Sorry for potato, my only available camera right now is crap.

As far as i can tell there's only charring in the CPU 4 pin connector, the VRMs arent visibly damaged. Considering the amount of current getting shoved through the plug, i suppose getting away with some charring is a blessing. This failure wasn't a board design issue so much as me going full retard with the voltage. The system died though when it came down off the high voltage back to stock, and reboot attempts gave me fans and the PWM signal properly working.

Edit: Cleared the charred plastic out of the 4pin connector, used an undamaged 4pin CPU power connector from the PSU, and she started right back up again. And it should have never happened in the first place considering I took a course in electricity while in highschool, which, among other things, taught me what would happen when too much current went through too small a conductor.
Edited by Cyrious - 1/23/14 at 4:52pm
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That poor mobo. On the plus side, that'll teach it not to mess with you tongue.gif
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That poor mobo. On the plus side, that'll teach it not to mess with you tongue.gif
Yeah well now that one of the pins in the plug is covered in carbonized plastic, I'm quite frankly terrified of putting the CPU back under any significant sustained load due to the chance of more damage or even a small fire.
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