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I also have seen the same thing at my work, the burn mark looks exactly the same too. And I think it happened to them right after they plugged in an external usb CDburner lol. I don't think they know it's a somewhat common issue with that board, and I didn't either until you posted that article about it. They thought it was just a fluke burnout and got another board.

They have quite a few of those p4p800e deluxe boards, and all in all they've been really good except that one. I think they like them because of the 4 onboard sata slots, vs 2 on the p4p800se, and they know asus are good boards. I really like mine too, good overclocker and now I've done the vcore and vdimm mods so it's even better. Good luck with that RMA Taeric, hopefully you won't have any trouble. I'll have to tell my work to be careful with those front usb ports in the future, so thanks for that tidbit of info there .

ps: Any idea if that also applies to the p4p800se, or p4p800?? Cause I also have both of those and I wonder if I should worry about it on those ones. I'd hate for my gf to plug in her digital camera on the front port of the se board and fry the sucker. I know some things in the board layout are different between the deluxe and se so maybe I'm OK... I hope.
    
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It sounds like the weakness is in the particular Intel Southbridge, so it's not likely that the issue is related to just the mobo I have. I would be careful on plugging in all USB devices on all boards even though I have done so literally hundreds of time without incident before the other night.

Asus was great with their first RMA response; it came less than an hour after they opened on Friday. Unfortunately, the haven't followed up with a RMA number yet, and it's been the better part of two business days. Hopefully they'll get on it soon. I'd really like this in transit before the holidays.
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OK thanks, maybe I should just disconnect her front usb connectors and just make her plug things into the back lol. I suppose I could just leave her camera cable plugged in the back, so all she has to do is plug it to the cable from the front, and not have to go to the back. Personally I never plug anything but my firewire HDD to the front, so I don't think I need to worry about mine.

Good luck on that rma dude, maybe you'll get a mobo for xmas!
    
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When I get the mobo back (assuming the RMA goes through), I'm going to take the ground pins and connect them to the case instead of to the mobo. That should do the trick. I personally don't see how the rear USB ports are any better grounded than the front ones, at least in an all aluminum case, but then again, electricity is not my strong suit.

Heh, not much chance on a mobo for Christmas. There's only one computer literate person in my family (my brother-in-law), and it would be scary to see what any of the other might come up with if they tried to buy components.
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When I get the mobo back (assuming the RMA goes through), I'm going to take the ground pins and connect them to the case instead of to the mobo. That should do the trick. I personally don't see how the rear USB ports are any better grounded than the front ones, at least in an all aluminum case, but then again, electricity is not my strong suit.

Heh, not much chance on a mobo for Christmas. There's only one computer literate person in my family (my brother-in-law), and it would be scary to see what any of the other might come up with if they tried to buy components.
Haha, I feel the same way about my family and computers.

Anyway, that really sucks what happened. It sucks even worse that it happened during a holiday like you said.

On the bright side at least you have multiple rigs, if mine were to fry I'd be without a PC for who knows how long!

EDIT: and good luck with that RMA
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Yeah, it's nice to have a bundle of computers running. It's really only an inconvenience to lose one, though it's a bit more painful since it's the main one (I'm sooo close to finishing Far Cry ). The big thing is the loss of the 550-600 points per day in folding. I have a feeling our folding team will be hurting a bit over the holidays, and every point/WU counts. Hopefully you all will pick up the slack for me.
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Yeah, it's nice to have a bundle of computers running. It's really only an inconvenience to lose one, though it's a bit more painful since it's the main one (I'm sooo close to finishing Far Cry ). The big thing is the loss of the 550-600 points per day in folding. I have a feeling our folding team will be hurting a bit over the holidays, and every point/WU counts. Hopefully you all will pick up the slack for me.
Ahh yes folding. You might lose your rank 17 on the team (temporarily at least). :O

We can hold up the team I'm sure, after all I'm averaging 1/3 to 1/2 a WU a day (lol).

Oh yea and do you think Far Cry is any good?
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I'm not so much concerned about my folding rank as I am the contribution I was making to the team. I'm still turning out 450-500 points per day, so that at least helps.

Yeah, I'm enjoying Far Cry pretty well, and I'm not a big FPS fan. I'm way behind the times playing it now, but I got a free copy thanks to my office ordering some RAM from Crucial (they gave a copy away with each order over a certain dollar amount). Even for a non-FPS fan, the game is easy enough yet not so easy that there's no challenge. The story is solid, and there is a lot of eye candy (the shadows are amazing). All in all, I would recommend it.
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When I get the mobo back (assuming the RMA goes through), I'm going to take the ground pins and connect them to the case instead of to the mobo. That should do the trick. I personally don't see how the rear USB ports are any better grounded than the front ones, at least in an all aluminum case, but then again, electricity is not my strong suit.
It kind of just depends on where asus grounded the rear ones to. They probably ground to somewhere completely different than the connectors for the front usb ports, and maybe have better ground. Well actually I'm sure those usb casings on the back, since they're part of the mobo, ground differently than the front ones. Maybe it depends on the case you have. I've never bothered to look into it, but don't usb use that outer surrounding casing as their ground? Or maybe one of the pins goes to ground, like I said never bothered to find out, never actually heard of a usb grounding problem lol. Sounds like they just grounded the front connector ports to somewhere stupid, there's a ton of things on a mobo that need a ground and most of them don't have issue. Although many of those things probably don't handle as much juice as the usb's and also aren't subjected to hotplugging like that. Not to mention of course not everything even interfaces with the southbridge anyway. Didn't you say too that what you read says the problem seems to be exclusive to those front port connectors? That's the impression I got from your post anyway.

That's kinda why I wondered about the other p4p boards anyway, cause I noticed that the p4p800 and the se version seem to have the same circuit layout. But the deluxe has some components placed and connected differently, so perhaps (doubtful I guess I'd have to follow the traces to find out) the deluxe grounds these front usb ports to somewhere else better, maybe not exploiting this weakness in the southbridge so much to make it blow. Your probably right though, it probly affects all the p4p boards, so I'll just be careful and try not to use them. I don't feel like taking the time to bother giving them better ground to the case, I just don't really ever use them myself.

I was just being kinda sarcastic about the mobo for xmas I meant your mobo that you're gonna send to asus, but I know with only 5 days til xmas it ain't gonna happen. So maybe a late xmas present anyway . Asus err Santa won't forget about you I'm sure though, his fat ass will just be stuck in the chimney for a couple weeks.


ooo000ooo I just noticed I'm about to break 200 on the folding ranks, right on
    
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Wow that is crazy. I'm gonna ground the metal on the USB plug to the case from now on before I plug my card reader in the port on the front of my case!

Good luck with that RMA Taeric!
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