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Alright Well I was trying to install my new heatsink and found out that i needed to remove the back thing for the stock heatsink... well guess what i did... I pred it with my metal flat head and now there are little copper marks.... about 3-4 of them.... I did think about it but i didnt think it would do much damage until i started see the copper marks... anyways I'll take a picture soon but how damaged is the motherboard.... It works though... i installed my new heatsink and such 10C lower then stock (thats good right?) so runnign at ave 33-37C

Hopefully my NB/SB heatsink i installed is also good (put just enough for it... it was an open one so i dabbedd it so finely.


Also I found out one of my capacitors are fried... i dunno how long ago this happen but still running fine... I havent gotten any shut downs or such.

Its a msi k8n neo4 platinum (s939).

The major "holes" seemed to link to the ram. It still says i have 2gb. how thick are motherboard etchings? I might have torn one. paid like 150+ 2 years ago i think for this mobo and was going to make it my HTPC...


How should i have removed it anyways (the stock heatsink backing) and does the EP45-Ds3l have a stock heat sink thing cause i ahve a bolt thru kit i am going to use... if so how do i remove that easily....

Edit:


This is the largest "hole"
Edited by killoverme - 12/16/08 at 9:38pm
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Can you RMA it? i think MSI has a 3 year warenty
    
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Can you RMA it? i think MSI has a 3 year warenty
i dont think so its physical damage... too
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omg i dont think i even had to remove the backing for this! argh... it might have worked with the old one but it would of been tight.

I dunno so what is that backing called also?
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RMA it for the Cap, if they question the Physical damage, say oh really? I must have received it that way, I however am RMA'ing a working board, so again, this falls in your realm.
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i'll look for the receipt and see... but i removed the old heat sink.. should i replace it? lol

but if its been 3 years or over 2 which i think then its 35 bucks... i might be able to buy a new one but i guess i wouldnt be as good as this one....

Memtest seems to be fine right now though... maybe there isnt a problem... i dunno... ah...
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Okay its been an hour+ and the limited things i used to test it, are working. After a while i touched my Heatsink on my cpu and it was still cold (well not warm). I OCed it from 2000 to 2400 but the voltage is by CPU VID is that okay? (it is set as start up but in cpu-z if shows it fluctuates between 1.34 - 1.394.averages in the 1.34 range though)

Also I raised the voltage on my NB/SB too, not by much, don't know why i did but i did. the new heatsink down there is warm though, so thats good or bad? I think the old heatsink DID NOTHING. i think it even burned the fan wires on the NB heatsink, cause they shattered when i twisted them.... I'm very glad i changed it, but hopefully the mobo isnt going to die soon...

going to detach and take pictures now. and leave it for today and work on it tommorow
Edited by killoverme - 12/16/08 at 9:48pm
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just take an exacto knife, or other extremely fine point (precision flat tip screwdriver works well) and cut the smashed part. It looks like it may be shorting two traces out, and perhaps its not damaging anything in the immediate present, but over time it may shorten the lifespan of the board, or eventually even drag your system down with it. I would suggest seperating the two traces.. after that, the board shouldnt even be able to tell that anything happened.. just make sure not to cut too deep into the pcb.. just enough to break the contact
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just take an exacto knife, or other extremely fine point (precision flat tip screwdriver works well) and cut the smashed part. It looks like it may be shorting two traces out, and perhaps its not damaging anything in the immediate present, but over time it may shorten the lifespan of the board, or eventually even drag your system down with it. I would suggest seperating the two traces.. after that, the board shouldnt even be able to tell that anything happened.. just make sure not to cut too deep into the pcb.. just enough to break the contact
ah when i touched it i think i almost destroyed my mobo or something.. my CMOS got resetted or something i got bad sum check error and such. i have no idea waht happened i unplugged things and such and finally got my PC working again, not sure how....
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