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I tried writing your entire error message between "" on google to search for the exact phrase.

Founds lots of posts in Russian and Chinese, but I don't read any of thoese languages...

Found one post on superuser, but it didn't went much forward and gave no useful information, and this post: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=167731

I hope that what was the culprit on this post, didn't happened to you :/


EDIT:

After I made my post, this post showed up (ie: was posted between me hitting the reply button, reading google, and writing the actual reply).
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I think that's just a generic warning about the "Robust Graphics Booster" option.

So I decided to strike-trough my potentialy wrong information I googled, but leave there just in case...
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I am asking HOW you ruled the 480 out...

The only thing I saw is that you put it in a Core 2 machine, and it worked.

This... doesn't rule out anything.

Or I skipped some other post and didn't noticed?
It means that the card works and something else doesn't. The exact cause of what occurred can be much more relevant once the faulty device is isolated- won't be able to test his PCI-E slots if the CPU's no good and determining that the 480 does in fact work indicates that functions properly answers the question of the condition it's in. Being convinced it was the 480's fault won't help get it running again where actually diagnosing everything will. OP's making progress.
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Wish i could just get to testing and get this solved. I feel like this thread is just revolving round and round, nothing being disproved, fixed, or discovered. Feel bad wasting peoples time when i cant do anything to progress fixing the issue. redface.gif REAL ADULT LIFE IS REAL. lol
You're making progress, looks like a couple variables are isolated. Really seems like it may be CPU based on early thread discussion.
Edited by ElCheapo - 7/8/16 at 2:34pm
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Pulled PSU from Intel case and tried the 990FX, same issue. So narrowed down to board or CPU.

Intel machine installing Win7 64-bit right now, gonna be awhile. Heres the error message in BIOS. I'm still going to hammer this GPU best I can.


That seems to be an error message for the R.G.B. setting specifically, not the GPU as a whole. That setting auto overclocks the graphics card, and most likely only is designed for compatibility with the cards out at the time. The bios has no idea what an RX 480 is so it puts that error message there saying "IDK if this option will work right with this card I cant match to my database from 2007".
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So the Intel machine is handling the RX 480 decently. I actually ran a load! GPU is fine. Passed a Heaven 3.0 run (tesselation wasnt available, ??) and 3Dmark11. Just a couple easy quick tests to see what would happen. RX 480 is fine. CPU testing will be done tomorrow night at my friends house, and my expectation is that the CPU is fine. BUT, we shall see.
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The video card is the only variable that changed.

IDC about another humans skepticism, it means nothing. Fact is, all I did was swap cards and my machine is bricked. I get what everyone thinks, but its whatever.

There is no physical damage to review in a photo. I didnt even smell anything go. I heard a slight hiss, but its gone now, board reacts in same way. Im sure its toast, and I'm going to toss it in the street.

I appreciate the small attempts to help, and the condolences about the loss (lol) but its over. No new mobo til AM4... done with this crap.

I'll test the card in my Intel core 2 Duo scrap machine, hopefully that junk actually goes in smoke. If RX 480 works, then I will cry... because there is no other reason the board should've bricked.
As you've already found, it may have been the only variable that you thought had changed, but inexplicably other things you don't see or quantify can. I've been to this rodeo a few times myself. There is usually a reasonable explanation. You just have to figure it out and find it. I'm glad you get it figured and sorry about the loss. Just have to put it in perspective and be thankful it wasn't a $500 chip or $1k gpu.
    
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So the Intel machine is handling the RX 480 decently. I actually ran a load! GPU is fine. Passed a Heaven 3.0 run (tesselation wasnt available, ??) and 3Dmark11. Just a couple easy quick tests to see what would happen. RX 480 is fine. CPU testing will be done tomorrow night at my friends house, and my expectation is that the CPU is fine. BUT, we shall see.

So whats going on with this, was it actually the rx480 that caused it or the water leak? Even just a tiny bit of water you don't notice then run your pc will fry anything INSTANTLY. I spilled some water in one of my ram slots and although i let it dry out and it was fine, it ran havoc on one of my ram sticks that had a bit of corrosion on it because of the water. Every couple of months my PC goes into boot loop.

I misdiagnosed it either and it cost me an i5 4690k that i tried bending back because it looked bowed and thought it would come from poor cpu socket contact. It was the ram stick and i ended up buying another 4690k that doesnt OC anywhere near the other one. Lesson learned. Its never what it seems.
    
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So whats going on with this, was it actually the rx480 that caused it or the water leak? Even just a tiny bit of water you don't notice then run your pc will fry anything INSTANTLY. I spilled some water in one of my ram slots and although i let it dry out and it was fine, it ran havoc on one of my ram sticks that had a bit of corrosion on it because of the water. Every couple of months my PC goes into boot loop.

The insta-fry is true, i once fried locally a motherboard, by a single drop of sweat that fell on it, while i was working on it. However, a cooler leak, if present, should be rather obvious, cause it certainly won't stop by itself, will it! I mean, if his waterloop is leaking somewhere, it should continue leaking until replaced or sealed or otherwise repaired (i 've no idea what people do to them). I don't imagine that something leaks once and suddenly stops by its own.
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The insta-fry is true, i once fried locally a motherboard, by a single drop of sweat that fell on it, while i was working on it. However, a cooler leak, if present, should be rather obvious, cause it certainly won't stop by itself, will it! I mean, if his waterloop is leaking somewhere, it should continue leaking until replaced or sealed or otherwise repaired (i 've no idea what people do to them). I don't imagine that something leaks once and suddenly stops by its own.

Its possible that something leaks then stop, especially 45-90° fittings that if bent a certain way could leak a tiny bit then once tension is off reseal and not leak. Happened to be during install. Could have also had a water drop or a couple somehow get into the pcie slot and take time to corrode and then eventually crap out.

I once knocked over a whole glass into my pc and shut it off immediately. Still wouldnt work on boot up until i blew out the ram slot free of water.

Also depends if he was using a custom loop, AIO/CLC, or a coolant with additives.
    
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Its possible that something leaks then stop, especially 45-90° fittings that if bent a certain way could leak a tiny bit then once tension is off reseal and not leak. Happened to be during install. Could have also had a water drop or a couple somehow get into the pcie slot and take time to corrode and then eventually crap out.

I once knocked over a whole glass into my pc and shut it off immediately. Still wouldnt work on boot up until i blew out the ram slot free of water.

Also depends if he was using a custom loop, AIO/CLC, or a coolant with additives.

What brand of fittings did this happen to you with?

I have had the EK fittings leak but the bitspower have been flawless.
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The "leak" is water lost during changing from w/c GPU to non w/c GPU... I must've spilled onto board and not caught it. The loop overall has no leak. And I'll be letting go of water cooling now. AS awesome as it was over these past few years, its just too expensive and risky. I'll be going back to air as soon as possible.

Played with the board some more yesterday out of boredom, and she is toast now. Doesn't even power on, and if she does, its for 1 sec and turns off. Jumped PSU without anything connected and it runs fine, so board is dead shorting or saving itself.

I also haven't been able to test my CPU, but its w/e...
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