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post #11 of 43
Ok.. Im sorry.. LOL the things totally destroyed lol.. Ok ok.. sorry. That sucks though, fun indeed lol.. Its kinda like a "mom can I go to the movies; go ask your dad; dad can I go to the movies; ask your mom" thing.
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I have seen several of those southbridge blow outs on asus boards at work, also we have had ones that the mobo blew upon sticking something in a front usb port with a bad ground. I would make sure your usb ports a grounded before installing a new mobo.
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post #13 of 43
Nah ASUS only says to contact reseller FIRST.
My BIOS screwed up and ASUS RMA'ed it for me.
No questions asked really.
Just tell em exactly what happened and you will get it RMA'ed.
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post #14 of 43
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I have seen several of those southbridge blow outs on asus boards at work, also we have had ones that the mobo blew upon sticking something in a front usb port with a bad ground. I would make sure your usb ports a grounded before installing a new mobo.
The front USB ports are grounded, but the ground wires go to the mobo. I guess the mobo itself wasn't grounded well enough to take the shock. Do you think it would be advisable to attach the front USB grounds directly to the case in the future?
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I heard so many bad comments about Asus mobo and how come so many people still getting them?? sorry to be off topic
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I heard so many bad comments about Asus mobo and how come so many people still getting them?? sorry to be off topic
This was actually a great mobo. It supported a high overclock and has been rock solid for six months. I just hope the replacement overclocks as well. I have high hopes of pushing for 4.1 GHz during the cold of winter.
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Originally Posted by Taeric
The front USB ports are grounded, but the ground wires go to the mobo. I guess the mobo itself wasn't grounded well enough to take the shock. Do you think it would be advisable to attach the front USB grounds directly to the case in the future?
That's what we usually do if the usb ports are mounted to the plastic front rather then the metal case itself.

edit: All of my Ausu mobo's have been great, including the P4P800-E in my pvr.
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post #18 of 43
My asus board is great.
Only issue I have with it is lack of voltages.
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post #19 of 43
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That's what we usually do if the usb ports are mounted to the plastic front rather then the metal case itself.

edit: All of my Ausu mobo's have been great, including the P4P800-E in my pvr.
Hrm...I had that rig in a Lian Li that's just about solid aluminum. There is very very little plastic anywhere in the case. Regardless, the ports were obviously not grounded well enough, so next time around, I may well strip the ground wires, wrap them around a hunk of metal, and use excessive amounts of electrical tape on them just to be safe.
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post #20 of 43
Just so you know if it WAS the CPU, Retail Intel's may have a warranty but you kissed that warranty good bye when you overclocked, added AS5, or changed out that heatsink. So really, warranties are worthless on CPUs unless we are talking DOA units.
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