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Jetway also used to make almost all of Sapphire's boards, which were usually pretty good.
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ASRock's high end boards have now been relisted as "125W, OC w/caution" and lower end boards re-listed as such.

Reason: This

I just knew ASRock's cheapness would bite someone hard in the rear someday, but this is an 8+2 phase VRM failure... the first ever recorded
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ASRock's high end boards have now been relisted as "125W, OC w/caution" and lower end boards re-listed as such.

Reason: This

I just knew ASRock's cheapness would bite someone hard in the rear someday, but this is an 8+2 phase VRM failure... the first ever recorded
This means that quality of the VRM should be the first to be had in mind and not necesarelly the number of phases.

It s very easy for this Asrock style brands to start trow at users 8+2 or 20+10 numbers to make them deasy (or diesy) .

Semiconductors used should be the first elements to be looked at ,because they reflect usually the quality of the VRM.

You can t transform crap into gold no matter the alchemy procedure used.

LE:And look at the nice shiny heatsink ,useless though.
I really have the need to see what semiconductors are under it
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post #244 of 1597
Perhaps indeed, this was pretty much at its limits pushing an x6 at 1.5V.... other uses would probably be fine
It might be a loose MOSFET heatsink though (we still don't know that), if it was loose we may have nothing to blame - loose MOSFEt heatsink is worse than none at all
post #245 of 1597
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God, how many times do I have to say it...

1 failure is not a trend.

If you looked at that 3dmark01 record I posted, it was supporting a 6ghz x6 through a 5+ min. Bench.

If that isn't good, idk what is.
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xd 1771, he makes a good point, but I really appreciate you watching for potential issues and keeping everyone aware. Sure, 1 issue is minimal, but it is a cause for concern. What we don't know on a lot of these issues is whether the user is doing things that are not smart in the first place.

If I pump 1.5v into my X4 today and don't say anything, there surely is going to be some very high stress on my power components. Then later, when my board fries at 1.4v, I may not say, "I uh pushed 1.5v through it 2 weeks ago."

You may be the guy that spoils the fun sometimes, but I know you just don't wanna see us frying parts and losing money. Your research is very appreciated.
 
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post #247 of 1597
*Bump*
This needs another decent boost, perhaps an update esp. in the AM2+ section. However at the moment I have a few of my own projects kicking - including a new Google table for the VRM horror stories list with more info, and a new "List of AMD unlockable CPUs" (because there's a whole bunch of models you don't even know about)
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yea, I am extremely busy ATM, but once my life calms down a bit, i will get around the the AM2 list.

And to go along with that, i am getting an am2+ board. Foxconn destroyer
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I heard a good oldie on the radio today...


Burnin down the house... lol
 
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So there are no mATX that has more than a 4+1 power phase?
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