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VRM Liquid discharge

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Dear Tek,

Thanks for contacting MSI technical support.

Regarding your concern,sorry for any inconvenience caused,we check the image,about the liquid,please don't worry,this is normal.

Thanks for your cooperation in advance!

Best Regards,

MSI Technical Support Team

That was the answer to my question. Other tips was only to clean that part with alcool, that is all. thinking.gif

It looks bad, but I've had graphics cards do the same thing without any adverse effects.
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The smell was really bad for something thats "normal"
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RMA if you have spare time, try to get your money back and get an Aura.
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After 1 year at 4.0 ghz 8320e v 1.32......
did you have a fan blowing directly on your vrms during that whole year or usage?
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Except from the first week during my slow and paceful oc at 3.5 no. After for sure, and i rised the frequency to 4.0 with 1.32vcore,(i boguht an arctic F8 TC), and temp of vrm are max at 68°C wrost condition.
Ad another 120mm fan blowing air on the entier mainboard (was thinked for the northbridge cooling) even if i did not have space, i just try to do some nicework with what i had.
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Thats a lot of voltage. I do 4.0GHz at 1.18V. I doubt any chip would need 1.32V for 4.0GHz. Maybe you overshot it a bit?
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Thats a lot of voltage. I do 4.0GHz at 1.18V. I doubt any chip would need 1.32V for 4.0GHz. Maybe you overshot it a bit?

Depends on how you are measuring. Setting 1.18 in the UEFI does not mean 1.18 in reality, especially with LLC.

I have seen very few chips that do 4ghz with less than 1.25v. Stock voltage for the FX 8300 is usually in the 1.2v range for 3.3ghz.
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I always say load/stress test voltages. It's bouncing from 1.16 to 1.18V @ 4GHz for me, though I have an 8370E.

Btw, my 8320 stock voltage is also about 1.3V. A lot. But maybe you can undervolt that a bit, haven't tried it though, never used it at stock.
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I always say load/stress test voltages. It's bouncing from 1.16 to 1.18V @ 4GHz for me, though I have an 8370E.

Btw, my 8320 stock voltage is also about 1.3V. A lot. But maybe you can undervolt that a bit, haven't tried it though, never used it at stock.

The one chip I have poked personally that needs very low voltage is an FX 6300. It was doing 4.4ghz at 1.2v on a really cheap Gigabyte mATX board. The board was so bad that I had to drop the multiplier to the 'throttling' state and OC via the FSB from there because the board lacks the ability to disable APM. VRM's were not burning hot to the touch and they had no heatsinks, CPU temps were pretty low with a stock 6300 cooler too.

If I get a chance I would love to borrow that chip when its user retires it to see exactly how far it can go, but the only AM3+ board I have is this 970 Gaming that fries chips every 6 months.
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It's a pitty to leave that little guy without a decent home (read: Sabertooth or CHVZ). If I had decent cooling capability I could probably get to 5GHz, but IBT testing I max out at 4.84GHz with that good 8370E. That's why I'm using just the Aura. It needs about 1.44-1.47V for that. I'm hitting 61C on the cores at 4.8GHz, don't wanna go above that. I've got a CM Nepton 240M, currently it's in RMA process and soon I'm getting a new one.

I'm using a CM Hyper 103 as a subtitute currently, getting 4.0GHz and 35C on the cores. Socket gets hot since I removed the mobo-back fan, about 50C. I must say I admire the audio levels of a aluminum heatsink with a slow-spinning fan versus the water cooling with some pump noise + high pressure fans. Not sure what I'll do when I get the 2nd Nepton...
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