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Hey guys.

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.....
Yea if you layed the board straight on the case metal to metal you most likely blew the motherboard. Whenever I test a board outside the case I lay a anti-static sheet under it to prevent any metal to metalcontact just in case. Try RMAing it =/
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You got it to run at 1T stable? Excellent!

Run it for at least two hours to be sure its ok for daily use.
Robilar, I put my other corsair 5400 ram into the machine with the 2gb of OCZ like yours.

They are different speeds, will it matter?
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Tino - check this out for help on the RAID speed;

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...i-think-4.html
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My E6600 is watercooled and I didn't install any fan to cool the mosfets around the processor, do those mosfets give power to the ram too? That might be the problem?

Put it this way.... I removed the factory pipes, added aftermarket cooling to the NB and SB and left those mosfets uncovered.
About a week later my board died.
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Yea if you layed the board straight on the case metal to metal you most likely blew the motherboard. Whenever I test a board outside the case I lay a anti-static sheet under it to prevent any metal to metalcontact just in case. Try RMAing it =/
Well it looks like they are going to RMA the board. At least I can get an exchange. My only concern now is that what happened hasn't affected the other components like vid card, cpu, or RAM.

Has anyone ever heard of something like that running havoc on other components?
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Well it looks like they are going to RMA the board. At least I can get an exchange. My only concern now is that what happened hasn't affected the other components like vid card, cpu, or RAM.

Has anyone ever heard of something like that running havoc on other components?
Its called "grounding". Ouch. This is the reason why the motherboard is suspended in the air with copper standoffs.

There is no way to know if the rest of your parts are toast. A pc won't boot with a functioning cpu, ram, or video card so if any of them is pooched, you will have a problem diagnosing. Hopefully only the board was damaged.
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Robilar, I put my other corsair 5400 ram into the machine with the 2gb of OCZ like yours.

They are different speeds, will it matter?
If you are running them at stock (auto settings) no. Bear in mind that if you have set your memory voltage manually, it may be too high or too low for one of the sets (causing instability). Overclocking mistimed sets is also a nightmare.

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this board acept scsi hard drives with a controler 29160 adaptec???
Of course.
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Robilar I managed to hit 3.2Ghz. I checked with Everest and both cores are ok (43C) but the main cpu is ranging 48-53 when running Othos for 30 mins.

Just wondering first you try the fsb then you overclock the ram afterwards? My ram is still at stock speeds (800), i want to overclock my ram but I am not getting close to 2:3 @ 3ghz

With 3.2ghz and 800 stock I am getting 1:1 but its just the temps my vcore is on 1.45, i tried lowering it but it crashes after 3 mins on othos.

really i don't mind 3ghz with 900mhz ram speed but i'm finding it difficult with Geil ram the closest i got was 5:6 @ 935mhz.

any ideas on how I can get 1:1 with 3ghz?


First, 53C under full load in orthos is acceptible (as orthos is not representative of a normal load on the cpu) so if its stable at that vcore leave it.
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I'm having the same problem using ocz8500 sli, fsb 1600 and mem 800 linked-syncronized and I can't tight timings below 5-5-5-15-2t or the system hangs and freezes, I'm using 2.2v for mem.
Also tried the same memory unlinked and with the same timings and voltage I can't make it work over 950 mhz. My E6600 is watercooled and I didn't install any fan to cool the mosfets around the processor, do those mosfets give power to the ram too? That might be the problem?


Don't bother with linked.

Have you tried enabling the sli ready feature?

Also, bear in mind, the higher you overclock your memory, the looser the settings needed to make it run stable. You will not get 4-4-4-8 timings with 1066 memory speed!
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