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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
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honestly this is pretty true about the LE model...the 3-way wasn't bad and the classy was great but this board was designed to be cheap from the start. hence cheapness showing when you put a monster of a CPU that draws a LOT of power overclocked into it.
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What happened:

Cheap Mosfet on cheap motherboard failed shorted from too much load. Caused parasitic short with some other component on motherboard. This caused massive current from the +12V of the power supply to render the motherboard extra crispy, and the lack of over current protection on the PSU's +12V rail meant that the power supply did not shut off when it should have. Massive current flowed until the motherboard burned/melted enough that the short circuit was broken.
post #103 of 190
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
What happened:

Cheap Mosfet on cheap motherboard failed shorted from too much load. Caused parasitic short with some other component on motherboard. This caused massive current from the +12V of the power supply to render the motherboard extra crispy, and the lack of over current protection on the PSU's +12V rail meant that the power supply did not shut off when it should have. Massive current flowed until the motherboard burned/melted enough that the short circuit was broken.
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post #104 of 190
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post
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I do not use generic parts for a computer

If he would have got a POWER supply with Short circuit protection his computer would not have caught fire in the first place.

it would have shut off with in a few milliseconds of the short.
i.e not enough time to start a fire
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post #105 of 190
What Phaedrus said, and have a look at the link in my sig - even if it's more of an AMD guide, just look at it.
Yeah, cheap motherboard with inadequate VRMs... really bad PSU.... and a ridiculously expensive processor... they just don't go together
post #106 of 190
[QUOTE=OrangeSVTguy;12427934]Well just upgraded to a 970, popped it in, set my clocks and voltage and restarted, nothing came up on the screen. Hit the power button again to turn it back on and then my computer just went up in flames. The 8 pin power connector was burned completely off. Nothing was touching or grounded, all I did was swap CPUs. CPU was tested in another system prior to installation and my computer had been running completely fine a few hours earlier with no problems.

So now this comes down to the culprit. I hope my brand new CPU is not fried. This was an RMA EVGA motherboard so I don't know what to do. I need to have all my other components checked now to make sure nothing else got effed.

Boy this pisses me off

From looking at the pictures, it looks like to me that a VRM went then melted your 8 pin off.... :/ hope your chip didn't get ruined. If it did you can always trying sending it in for am RMA >.>
 
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post #107 of 190
i got no pleasure out of them pics they made me want to cry

im so sorry for you man
hope you get it all worked out
post #108 of 190
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Originally Posted by louze001 View Post
Yeah especially when water cooling or using a h50/70 the vreg cooling can easily get disregarded.
Yup, I had to do this ghetto mod to lower my temps from 95c to 55c!


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What is vreg temp and how do I check it/lower it as I am all water.
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threaten to sue if they don't replace everything within 10 business days
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