Originally Posted by Baskt_Case
Because some SO MANY of the MSI 4+1 boards have caught on fire. Usually started at the VRM's, which you cant read temp on. Not with software anyway.
Fixed. See list of horror stories in my article. It's happened so often it's not even funny. It doesn't have to happen at high voltage either, sometimes it happens at 1.4-1.45V. Not necessarily Thubans either, it can happen with any 125W processor. Many of the more recent cases have been with x4s, or x2s unlocked to x4s.
Those big black squares are the chokes, mosfets are smaller ones on mobo just above that (in that picture). They get the hottest.
Air cooling and VRM heatsinks on MSI boards... don't necessarily help. A lot of them with VRM heatsinks (i.e. notorious 890GXM-G65) have blown anyway.Edited by xd_1771 - 2/18/11 at 4:21pm