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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I tried putting a fan next to the pc to cool it off and then removed the cmos battery and jumper and power then tried to turn it on again but nothing happened. All I get is 2 blue led flashes which seem to be linked to the north bridge and cpu.

Sounds like it's fried. RMA time... frown.gif
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wiz-kid, are you using the stock heat sink of AMD phenomII? looks like you fried the mobo or processor..
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Ok, upon further investigation i have removed the cpu heatsink and found a mealed chip and a leaked capacitor, in the process the rubber sticky pads came off. I assume its time to buy a new board or will they fix it under warranty as i thought overclocking was not covered in the warranty?


What i'm gonna do is get hold of cheap board and test all the other parts on it to make sure that they are working ok.
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A mealed chip and leaked capacitor? I can understand the capacitor part, but what is a mealed chip?

EDIT: Melted chip? lol

Not good. RMA?
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Ok, upon further investigation i have removed the cpu heatsink and found a mealed chip and a leaked capacitor, in the process the rubber sticky pads came off. I assume its time to buy a new board or will they fix it under warranty as i thought overclocking was not covered in the warranty?


What i'm gonna do is get hold of cheap board and test all the other parts on it to make sure that they are working ok.
you can send it in for an RMA. thy don't officially support overclocking(kinda funny as there is an OC dial and they state the board will do 1600Mhz ram O.C.) but WILL replace the board.

BTW who is going to buy my 5870's ??????? come on I want to get rid of these things I want my GTX 580!!!!!!!!!
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Hi,

Sorry i meant melted chip
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you can send it in for an RMA. thy don't officially support overclocking(kinda funny as there is an OC dial and they state the board will do 1600Mhz ram O.C.) but WILL replace the board.

Hi,

Ok thanks thats a relief, how do i go about filling in an rma request form? Also does it matter about the sticky pads that came off the heatsink ?
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Hi,

Ok thanks thats a relief, how do i go about filling in an rma request form? Also does it matter about the sticky pads that came off the heatsink ?
When I sent in my board it had AS5 under the heatsinks so they wont care just make sure something is there. I personally called MSI to get the RMA going.
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Ok, what could I put there in place of the sticky pads?


Also shall I mention in the fault information that I over clocked the cpu and then the board wont power on anymore because of the melted chip.

Sorry to ask all these questions but I have never returned an MSI board before.


Many thanks
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you havent answered my question, are you using the stock heatsink fan to reach 4ghz?? if yes, then that might be the reason why the processor melted.. sad man
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