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Bowl a pho for what??? Lol
Eating obviously. Nice hot tasty bowl of pho
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post #22 of 29
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Eating obviously. Nice hot tasty bowl of pho
Man makes me hungry for some now....

Oh btw it's ok I just recently short circuit my free and mobo by accident with a screw driver lol :3 but I'll post pics later
post #23 of 29
LOL I have that same board for my AMD rig and I'm running a B55 at 3.8ghz. I was warned about the weak vrm's so I put heatsinks on them and have a fan blowing at them as well.

Been going strong for 5 months now.
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heatsinks are your best friend even the self stick single enzotech ones
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So who around these neck of the woods has the ability to test those burnt out componants and would be willing to share by making a how to that can be stickied for the do it your self shade tree mechanic type of PC tech junkies like my self ?
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So who around these neck of the woods has the ability to test those burnt out componants and would be willing to share by making a how to that can be stickied for the do it your self shade tree mechanic type of PC tech junkies like my self ?
I actually have a buddy that knows a lot about electronics, I'll see if he can find out what exactly is wrong with the board and ways to go about narrowing down the source of the problems.

No guarantees though.
post #27 of 29
things like this is why I always stick with stock voltage overclocks on standard boards, just not worth it.
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I actually have a buddy that knows a lot about electronics, I'll see if he can find out what exactly is wrong with the board and ways to go about narrowing down the source of the problems.

No guarantees though.
Cool I'll keep sub'd just for that
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Zalman cnps9700
Curious, why do you ask?
Exactly what XD_1771 said.

I fired up discussion on thss subject in XD_1771s thread about VRMs yesterday..

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...l#post12592327

Seems to me that the majority of failures that occur are on water cooled rigs, with rifle coolers being the next in line for failure rate. Very few VRM failures are mentioned on rigs with down-blowing or stock fans or where the user intentionally added a fan over the VRMs to counteract the loss in cooling from after-market cooling.

When looking at failure modes in a modified [insert anything here], one can often find answers by going back and studying the stock configuration. Stock CPU coolers provide excellent air flow over the VRMs.

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