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post #1 of 17
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Hey,

Tried Asus Core Unlocker on my sig'd rig, it rebooted and I smelt a faint burning smell, no POST. Switched it off at the PSU quickly and cleared CMOS. All's working perfectly now but whenever I "Press 4 for Asus Core UNLEASH" it'll switch off straight away.

Is it known for doing this? I'm not too bothered, was just trying to unlock some L3 but I doubt it could happen on this Propus.

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post #2 of 17
that usually means theirs nothing to unlock
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Ah fair enough, a burning smell though? Surely just a message would've done the job?
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well ive never experienced the burning smell but for me it just wouldnt post when i tried it lol maybe it was just breaking it in
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Not sure but getting a bit worried now, can't stay in the BIOS for more than a few minutes 'cause this burning smell starts getting strong if this board goes I'm getting a netbook
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post #6 of 17
Err...I hope you've checked to see what is burning? It could be the psu connector melting or something...
post #7 of 17
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Already checked mate, nothing is visually burnt.

It's passed 20 runs of IBT and is running perfectly but the smell still lingers, can't figure out where from though. Reckon I've got away with it or am I likely to face problems again down the line?
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Think I may have found the cause. Realised the HDD light wasn't working; considering its wire is housed behind a set of brackets I'm guessing it's snagged on one of them and the voltage is just going into my case and messing with the grounding, cba to flip the other side off and take a look, but my guess is that's what happened.

Unplugged its connector but I'm still hesitant to try ACC again.
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post #9 of 17
burning smell would indicate that the locked cores are locked because of their power circuits having a defect. So when you tried to unlock it , motherboard tried to power each core with voltages and ended up getting a short on a mosfet and as a safety feature, shut itself off, so the brief short of mosfet is what gave you burning smell..
post #10 of 17
You have a quad core?
And your trying to unlock it to what?
a 6-core?
It cannot be done.
    
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