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Here are some more pics, I really want to have a look under the heatsink. Apparently in a lot of these boards there is not full contact with the fets causing them to blow.






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post #82 of 300
ouch... yeah. That board is basically beyond repair.

Wish you all the best with you RMA.
how that looking btw?
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Yea, just looking at that board I would not want to push the clock too much on it. Not that it is a terrible board, just not one for overclocking a high watt CPU. Bet they get good results using A IIs on this mobo.
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That acutally looks more like you toasted your 4 pin connector than you fried a VRM.

Im betting that you exceeded the amount of power that a 4pin connector can provide.

This is a common cause of burning
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That acutally looks more like you toasted your 4 pin connector than you fried a VRM.

Im betting that you exceeded the amount of power that a 4pin connector can provide.

This is a common cause of burning
The connector is still pristine, all the damage/burnt board is under the sink.

Notice the bad solder joint, I wonder if that had anything to do with it? Arrows are the pointing up for reference.

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Jacob, I dont see the joint you're talking about!

If you're talking about that tiny dot, that is no longer silver - no, that wouldnt have hand anything to do with it.

On second thought, the board may NOT be beyond repair...
All I see is a burnt cap - I'm not discrediting your saying that one of the VRMs burned up, its just that I dont see it.

The printed circtuitry on the back,seems also to have not been affected.
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Ok maybe i was wrong there, It is a VRM

I would just RMA the board, MSI is pretty lax about their Warranty. (I didn't even give them a reason, and they replaced my GTX 470s)

Then just don't OC as much. Maybe see how far you can get with less than stock vcore? undervolting ftw
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On second thought, the board may NOT be beyond repair...
All I see is a burnt cap - I'm not discrediting your saying that one of the VRMs burned up, its just that I dont see it.

I would absolutely not attempt to use that board again. Submit for a replacement.
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You should of let it burn you a little bit and then you could sue. Big time.
    
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Pics! Or it didnt happen!

oh wait... >.>
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