Originally Posted by mfdoom7
u did extreme overclocking or something ? cuz i have same cpu and it scares me xD
Here's the worst part of the story.
This machine was running BONE STOCK. Running in an old chassis as I am in the process of building up a bitfenix progidy M watercooled case to house this rig in. (I have to do a couple of minor mods to the case for fill/drain etc.To clarify, by stock I mean:
Stock volts, turbo enabled, memory speed & timings manually set, cpu core voltage set to the stock VID of the CPU (which i've honestly forgotten, it was so long ago, 1.2v sounds about right). manual hard drive priority and drive type (AHCI) set, so nothing unusual.The supplier have been maintaining that there's bent pins on the cpu socket.
i've been squinting at the pictures, and at the board through a magnifying glass, i'm still unable to see a bent pin. Just a few burnt ones.
Don't worry about your CPU, i'm sure i'm one of the unlucky people, as i've said, my three previous faulty boards were Asus too, so I should really have learned to not buy Asus again. I definitely will not buy Asus again if the customer services i've received so far is anything to go by.
I hate to imagine what might have happened if i'd actually overclocked this rig.