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More horror stories!? eek.gif
Oh boy...
This is why you never use cheaper GIgabyte 3+1 boards with 125W procs

The disappointing thing is that nowadays these horror stories are appearing almost daily now...
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/28/11 at 11:58am
post #12 of 29
What kind of heat sink was on the CPU at the time of failure?
     
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post #13 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdocod View Post
What kind of heat sink was on the CPU at the time of failure?
Zalman cnps9700
Curious, why do you ask?
post #14 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
More horror stories!?
Oh boy...
This is why you never use cheaper GIgabyte 3+1 boards with 125W procs

The disappointing thing is that nowadays these horror stories are appearing almost daily now...
Less horrifying if it happens to everyone.
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post #15 of 29
I was reading reviews on Newegg about the MA790X-DS4 I have. Lucky for me, I had some Enzotech VGA memory heatsinks. Those have been sitting on the mosfits ever since I bought the board.
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Well at least it didn't catch fire.
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post #17 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phoriver View Post
Zalman cnps9700
Curious, why do you ask?
Tower cooler = no air to MOSFET area at all
Combine that with no heatsink to at least radiate some heat = no heat dissipation
Combine that with 3+1 phase on a 125W overclocked processor = mmm toasty
post #18 of 29
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Tower cooler = no air to MOSFET area at all
Combine that with no heatsink to at least radiate some heat = no heat dissipation
Combine that with 3+1 phase on a 125W overclocked processor = mmm toasty
With everything working against it I'm surprised it lasted so long. 2 months and he rarely turns his computer off.
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oh man i want a bowl of pho so bad right now..
Mmmmmm
     
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oh man i want a bowl of pho so bad right now..
Bowl a pho for what??? Lol
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