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My rampage IV has been fine for years. Literally happened right after 3dmark was running.

I dont think the audio issue was caused by a videocard TBH, at least not directly. Pulling more amps on the PCIe slot isnt going to push voltages up, it pulls them down.

Have you tried pulling power/CMOS battery and discharging the caps on the board? Ive had power brownouts cause funky issues on a few boards that persisted until I discharged the board as if I were resetting the CMOS. Things like hyperspeed RTC values (minutes counting like seconds), inoperative NIC's, sound distortion, etc.
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I dont think the audio issue was caused by a videocard TBH, at least not directly. Pulling more amps on the PCIe slot isnt going to push voltages up, it pulls them down.

Have you tried pulling power/CMOS battery and discharging the caps on the board? Ive had power brownouts cause funky issues on a few boards that persisted until I discharged the board as if I were resetting the CMOS. Things like hyperspeed RTC values (minutes counting like seconds), inoperative NIC's, sound distortion, etc.

Attempted so, The fact is the audio card has half of it's ports functioning now. Digital out and subwoofer and one other.
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Attempted so, The fact is the audio card has half of it's ports functioning now. Digital out and subwoofer and one other.

Yeah, that honestly sounds unrelated unless the sound ASIC is sitting on top of the 12v trace and it got hot enough to cook it or de-solder it. You would have smelled burning at that point though.
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Yeah, that honestly sounds unrelated unless the sound ASIC is sitting on top of the 12v trace and it got hot enough to cook it or de-solder it. You would have smelled burning at that point though.

The cards naturally gave off a light "warm" smell since install. From dual to triple.
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My rampage IV has been fine for years. Literally happened right after 3dmark was running.

Did you provide extra power to the PCIE slots via the 6 pin?

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The cards naturally gave off a light "warm" smell since install. From dual to triple.

No, I mean the smell of burning PCB. Not the "warm" smell of "hot" electronics.
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My rampage IV has been fine for years. Literally happened right after 3dmark was running.

If memory serves there was an issue with the Rampage IV and audio just dying for no good reason.
My Rampage IV died from sitting idle in windows lol
    
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What a massive fail.. rolleyes.gif Nice one AMD, like usual. After doing some reading it looks like they might of flipped power draw limits in bios by accident. The 6 pin seems to be locked to 75W and the card instead turns to the PCIE for power.. For what feels like the thousandth time... why a damn 6 pin on a high performance card? Besides this "issue", whoever is considering a 480 should wait for the AIB's anyway, AMD reference cards are always terrible in one way or another.

Having said that, I'm not sure how so many boards are suddenly burning up, particularly high-end ones. They should easily be able to handle the extra current, especially when most of them can supply extra power to the lanes. If there was a break down of cards going over the PCIE spec i bet the percentage would be very high, with overclocking, custom bios, etc.

No need to panic if you already have one, lol. But definitely avoid the reference if you're in the market for one..

Besides the major downer on this launch, I'm still looking forward to what the AIB's can do. thumb.gif
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My rampage IV has been fine for years. Literally happened right after 3dmark was running.

If memory serves there was an issue with the Rampage IV and audio just dying for no good reason.
My Rampage IV died from sitting idle in windows lol

could be ASUS, could be AMDevil.
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What a massive fail.. rolleyes.gif Nice one AMD, like usual. After doing some reading it looks like they might of flipped power draw limits in bios by accident. The 6 pin seems to be locked to 75W and the card instead turns to the PCIE for power.. For what feels like the thousandth time... why a damn 6 pin on a high performance card? Besides this "issue", whoever is considering a 480 should wait for the AIB's anyway, AMD reference cards are always terrible in one way or another.

Having said that, I'm not sure how so many boards are suddenly burning up, particularly high-end ones. They should easily be able to handle the extra current, especially when most of them can supply extra power to the lanes. If there was a break down of cards going over the PCIE spec i bet the percentage would be very high, with overclocking, custom bios, etc.

No need to panic if you already have one, lol. But definitely avoid the reference if you're in the market for one..

Besides the major downer on this launch, I'm still looking forward to what the AIB's can do. thumb.gif

No substance to that "flipped" claim. Power draw is roughly equal on the slot and the 6 pin connector.
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