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Go cry me a river.
oh believe me i already have
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Wait I don't understand, what's wrong with the AS5 being on the back of the mobo? Did it short-circuit something?
    
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I had a few motherboards go up in flames but i was lucky my friend worked at the pc shop i got them from so he did a rma for me everytime.
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Wait I don't understand, what's wrong with the AS5 being on the back of the mobo? Did it short-circuit something?
yeah. AS5 is micronized silver, so its very conductive compared to normal TIM. the short produced a lot of heat, eventually got to combustible levels...
    
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How long was the board on for? AS5 is capacitive, not conductive, so this should not have happened instantly.
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How long was the board on for? AS5 is capacitive, not conductive, so this should not have happened instantly.
well, there was a considerable amount on the back of the mobo. i checked to make sure is wasnt grounded arywhere. the back plate to my water block had the rubber gasket securely in place. so unless one of the voltage points arc'd around the rubber gasket, i see no other explanation.
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How long was the board on for? AS5 is capacitive, not conductive, so this should not have happened instantly.
It didn't happen instantly, he turned it on, had it on for a short while, then turned it off, then he turned it back on again, and then it lit up.
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im actually looking more into the possibilty of the back plate causing it..because on the soldered voltage points on the back of the motherboard was covered by the rubber gasket but still could have easily arc'd around it.
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ouch man. That's one expensive mistake. On the bright side, no one was hurt ahah.
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ouch man. That's one expensive mistake. On the bright side, no one was hurt ahah.
yes indeed, and im still kicking my self over it. but im excited because my replacement parts are going to arrive today!
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