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post #21 of 50
Like I said, damage isn't necessarily visible. A lot of 790FX-GD70 failure cases have no visible symptoms.
4-pin vs 8-pin CPU connector makes no difference
post #22 of 50
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jumped the power supply and plugged it in, and the PSU and all the fans, water pump, etc. fired up fine. So I reconnected the 24 pin connector to the motherboard while leaving the 4 pin CPU connector unplugged, pressed the power button and the system fired up
That statement alone makes me 100% sure its the mobo

His psu clearly works.


The exact same symptoms were seen with my friends setup, the dead mobo looks like the day it was born.
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op...your board is out. your vrm gave up. start the rma process and dont waste your time figuring out what it is. its the board. happens to most of my customer build. its due to the 4+1 power phase. i kinda stray away from msi for now with the old board. im pretty sure they fixed this with thier new boards. =) test this. pull out the cpu pin and see if it boots up. it should boot up normally.
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post #24 of 50
I don't think it's your power supply either, since you already turned it on, but without the CPU 4-pin plugged in.

I think it's the motherboard, too.
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On the other hand, in honour of my commitment to preventing future disasters...

lolol I'm blue and I'm underlined now click me! DO ET
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On the other hand, in honour of my commitment to preventing future disasters...

lolol I'm blue and I'm underlined now click me! DO ET
Is that stickied ? It should be.
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post #27 of 50
What? I only completed it about 10 minutes ago!
But yeah, this definitely beats screaming and waving my arms at people in warning in every single situation I see... or watching with worry after disasters do strike...
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Ok, I was testing my overclock using Intel Burn Test and my system just shut off. I thought this was strange because usually on unstable clocks, I just get a BSOD or the system restarts. This time it just shut clean off, and the power LED on my case was blinking. I unplugged my computer, waited a minute, and plugged it back in. Pressed the power button and the only thing that happened was the LED in my PSU fan blinked on for a fraction of a second. I tried clearing the CMOS. I unplugged the 24 pin connector and the 4 pin CPU connector from the motherboard, jumped the power supply and plugged it in, and the PSU and all the fans, water pump, etc. fired up fine. So I reconnected the 24 pin connector to the motherboard while leaving the 4 pin CPU connector unplugged, pressed the power button and the system fired up (of course there was no POST with the CPU power unplugged.) So my system won't start up with the 4 pin CPU connector plugged in. Is my CPU a paperweight? Or could it be my motherboard?

Thanks and sorry for the wall o text
Exact same thing happened to me on a MSI 790fx. Using ITB at 1.56v trying to stabalize 4.4ghz, shut down and never posted again.
post #29 of 50
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Like I said, damage isn't necessarily visible. A lot of 790FX-GD70 failure cases have no visible symptoms.
4-pin vs 8-pin CPU connector makes no difference
One of my chips in the VRM section actually looked like it was wet.
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MSI = Fire
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