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it was put into a 2007 oem walmart build. he upgraded from athlon to 1055t and other things why dont you just research before posting things like this.

Not really sure why a CPU upgrade would affect the PCI-e slot, but okay.

   
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it was put into a 2007 oem walmart build. he upgraded from athlon to 1055t and other things why dont you just research before posting things like this.

Who buys computers at Wal-Mart? Clearly it's from the Gateway store. wink.gif

You do realize that K10 has pretty crappy efficiency, right? Here's an Athlon II x4 with a 95W TDP. Upgrading to a Phenom II x6 like he claimed doesn't necessarily change that.

I fail to see how the CPU would cause damage to the PCIe slot anyway. The CPU has its own dedicated power connection while the PCIe slot draws from the 20 or 24-pin cable.
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Not really sure why a CPU upgrade would affect the PCI-e slot, but okay.
Board was too weak to handle any overspec usage. and 480 triggered that weakness. today's motherboards can handle it just fine.

in any case, custom aib versions won't have this issue anyway.
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Board was too weak to handle any overspec usage. and 480 triggered that weakness. today's motherboards can handle it just fine.

in any case, custom aib versions won't have this issue anyway.

> board was too weak to handle overspec usage

Are you seriously saying you should make sure your parts should handle out of spec usage? How the **** would you even predict that. You shouldn't have to worry about a card pulling more wattage the it's suppose to.
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> board was too weak to handle overspec usage

Are you seriously saying you should make sure your parts should handle out of spec usage?....
If you are buying individual components for your PC build, absolutely. How else will you know that what you have or what you may buy is out of spec...
Edited by EastCoast - 7/6/16 at 12:31pm
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> board was too weak to handle overspec usage

Are you seriously saying you should make sure your parts should handle out of spec usage? How the **** would you even predict that. You shouldn't have to worry about a card pulling more wattage the it's suppose to.

I start to think many AMD fans just guess into the blue for maximum damage control.

They all came from denying the failure at all to refuse there was a statement from AMD to now say everything is fine but the MoBos are at fault. Just when I though the story couldn't get any more ridiculous, a new low comes. In some forums the first jokers even say the stuff is already fixed becaus AMD's wonderdriver will fix everything. How guilable and fanatic can those guys be?

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If you are buying individual components for your PC build, absolutely. How else will you know that what you have or what you may buy is out of spec...

Don't come like that! Stop with this embarrasment! To handle "out-of-spec" hardware is not the issue of the rest of the hardware but the component which harms the spec.

The RX480 will get a downgrade / crippling via software and maybe just barely stay in specification. That is what will be happening.
post #1007 of 1129
Damn RX 480 succeed in damaging boards even back in 2011.

Oh, wait those were 2xGTX 480

Burned mobos have happened and will happen, and unless the mobo is sent for testing back to the manufacturer I wouldn't hurry with conclusions.

Edit: Added it just for the fun but still, here's the original link with the problem
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If you are buying individual components for your PC build, absolutely. How else will you know that what you have or what you may buy is out of spec...

Just no. If the card is running out of spec for the pci-e slot, then the card would be running out of spec for every motherboard. Some motherboards are just overbuilt compared to others, but that spec isn't something you would normally even check.
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Damn RX 480 succeed in damaging boards even back in 2011.

*snip*

Oh, wait those were 2xGTX 480

I think the real lesson here is that GPUs named "480" are firebombs waiting to happen. thumb.gif
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I think the real lesson here is that GPUs named "480" are firebombs waiting to happen. thumb.gif

Absolutely it's the number 13 of GPUs thumb.gif

Edit:
Oh, so it was your mobo...the OEM one. Admit that you set it on fire on purpose and let's end this.
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