^^ Oh bloody hell, that's not good !! Last time I aw that amount of VRM damage I watched as my beloved MSI Diva Live (AM2+ board with an onboard 5.1 digital amplifier !!) blew and started a teeny tiny fire that caused the smell that many of us have experienced and will never, eveerrrrr ... forget.
I picked up an FX8300 on the cheap to pop into my 970 Gaming, so I'm curious to see if I can wring 4.5 out of it like the current FX6300 I have in there. That chip is at 1.424v, so I'd like to drop that just a touch with the 8300 and see what I get.
Grompf, hopefully your board is still under warranty. I have had this 970 Gaming only 2 months now, but my flaming MSI Diva Live always worries and reminds me what MSI boards with their cheaper mosfets can do from time to time. To be honest, the 970 Gaming replaced an MSI 790X-G45 that I abused for YEARS and it never, ever missed a beat.