I'm going to spare you the details of my mis adventure so here's the Readers Digest version:
- Got the Overclock bug
- Bought all kinds of goodies (see sig)
- Lapped heatsink (definitely a spinoff thread)
- Decided to test everything outside the case. (on the case)
On first startup there was a pop and a small mushroom cloud rose up from the board followed by flame and more smoke. You can picture me looming over the board with that faint look of disbelief.:***:
The board still powers up but it never posts and I don't trust it anymore. I never even got this thing to post at all.
I need advice on diagnosis. The chip that pooped(sic) was located down by the power switch connection near the speaker connection. Obviously there was a short or a surge, I don't know which. Would having the board directly on the metal case cause this? What do you think my chances of recouping costs are? i.e. RMA
My heart is heavy.....