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well this weekend i figured out what was causing my driver irql errors on a fresh install of vista...a glitchy mobo!

luckily i had my old AR revision of my eVGA 680i. so i had been drinking a bit to help ease the pain of this process.

so i drained my exos, busted out my old AR, transfrered my kentsfield over, and re-applied my thermal compound because there was a bit more on the heat spreader than i thought. so i put a better amount on there, and set the cpu down in the socket. i then hooked everything back up, filled the exos again and set my rig back under the desk. what i didnt know is that i was about to make a 1300$ mistake. so i powered on my rig and it started for about 2 seconds and then powered down. i though "what the hell was that?" so i pressed the power button again and the same thing happened. this time i smelled a very faint hint of hot circuit board. "ok, whats on fire?" so i checked, looked for burns..nothing. so being so damn incredibly stupid, i decided it would be a good idea to power it on again versus taking it apart and trouble shooting it. well this time it started up...oh man did it started up. while looking in the case, i power on, and the top of my mother board started to have and orange glow...and then that 'mother caught on effin fire! MY GOD!

so after inspecting what when wrong...i found that my cpu vregs on the top of the mobo burnt up, and the cause of this was the most preventable of mistakes ever. there was a big fat ass glob of arctic silver 5 on the back of my mobo! suprise!

so yeah, RIP my extremely expensive qx6700. and my 250 $ AR revision. you will not be forgotten.

but ive already got identical replacement parts on the way.

never drink and build, and never underestimate the electrical conductivity of thermal compund.
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You got PUNCHED OUT!
    
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Did you lap the QX6700 or do any other physical modification to it? If not, then try to RMA it, you *MIGHT* get it replaced if you're lucky.
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Kids, don't drink and build...
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Call eVGa and explain, they might replace both the board and the processor....

I'm sure you could atleast RMA the processor and jsut say it doesn't work and they would replace it.
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That sucks i always try to be super carful with as5 a friend fried his geforce 6800 when he put as5 on it and waset carful.
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Lol, I do feel you though. Last night I was drinking, smoking and attempting to drill the holes in my case to mount my radiator. 5 minutes after drilling, I finally realized I had my template BACKWARDS. Bah! Lol.

RMA it.
    
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On a second note, if you arn't going to try to RMA them, send me the dead parts and the invoices so I can

I'll even pay for shipping, haha
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Lol ouch man...
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Your Cpu might not be fried. My mobo did that, and my ram and cpu were fine. And yes, it caught fire! Smoke and flames and all.
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