Allow me to add another horror story, and this one is really ridiculous (on my part and the boards). I use an MSI 760GM-P35, because I couldn't afford better. I was doing a stability test for a modest 3.8Ghz OC on my Phenom II 965. I had the voltage set to auto, because that made the most sense at the time. The range of possible values was something like 1.3-1.55, but I didn't think that the board would apply more voltage than it could handle. I was wrong. A couple minutes into the test, I get a critical failure and a restart. It POSTs and boots up fine. So I'm thinking that was weird but that it shut down to prevent any damage. Again, after a few minutes the same thing happens, but I notice a smell this time. Something definitely fried. I go to check and I see two chips burnt and smoking. I didn't know what they did at the time, until I did a bit of research. Makes perfect sense now. Could've been worse; RMA took about 3 weeks, though. Here's a picture I took.
- Feb 1, 2012
- MSI 760GM-P35
- Phenom II x4 965BE, 3.4GHz (125W)
- Running at 3.8GHz @ ~1.4-1.5V
- Xigmatek Gaia Cooler