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Originally Posted by AmericanLoco View Post

Half the people here probably never even heard of Socket 939, let alone some weird no-name "DFI" board tongue.gif

What is this DFI thing you speak of? Is it like an ?Abit or sumptin?
post #322 of 1129
This topic should be moved to news section, as it's now confirmed and no longer a rumor.
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well i am NOT trying to add fuel to the . .fire tongue.gif

from the reviews thread:
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Originally Posted by Cubeman View Post

Audio on my Rampage is now dead, No longer recognizes rear ports except for digital audio. The RX480's are striking maybe

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Originally Posted by Cubeman View Post

Board has been flawless since it's release date. Going to see what happens after i throw on a usb audio card and continue playing games. If it kills the board looks like XFX will be getting a message from me lol

so i would suggest NOT running tri-fire ATM.
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I guess its time to sell biggrin.gif.
 
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This is exactly what came to mind when I read toms review today. I melted and I do mean melted a 24 pin connector with three 470's in sli during a spirited benching session. Like they said in the article one card out of spec should be fine but you start pulling even more than that and you may very well have a problem on your hands.

Running sli on crossfire cards will do that you know biggrin.gif
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Thats normal procedure.
For this kind of problem, normal procedure is to identify the phenomenon durring the qualification stage, in pre-roduction.
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Originally Posted by jellybeans69 View Post

Ouch: biggrin.gif
https://community.amd.com/thread/202410

Is it bad i hope it's legitimate and not someone trolling around?
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Originally Posted by Penryn View Post

Yea I had a 470 catch fire to a gigabyte board I had at the PCIE slot back when I had an i7 930. I don't think back then they did these exact tests on cards during reviews, which brings me to ask... why now... but I'm sure that that generation had a similar issue considering the high power draw.

Had I not been using an open benching setup and smelled the plastic melting I could have easily had a fire on my hands. We have come a long way inn testing these cards and I commend the tech sites that have put the effort into getting us these new bits of data. After I had this problem I refuse to buy any MB's that dont have an aux 6pin or 4pin pcie power line.
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Originally Posted by andydabeast View Post

Was the component that could not handle it the motherboard or the cable? Would using 16 gauge instead of 18 gauge cables help? (obviously not if it was the mobo)

The failure point was the plastic at the connector. Having a heaver gauge wire may have helped some but the connection pins would have remained the point of failure.





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Running sli on crossfire cards will do that you know biggrin.gif
GTX470's rolleyes.gif
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RX 480 killing motherboards now (sorry if already posted)
https://community.amd.com/thread/202410

Edit: was already posted...like 3 posts up.
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