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Killed 4 Motherboards In A Month - Help!


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#1 Tetrahyde

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:51 AM

I decided to build a relativity low-priced PC and have nothing but problems. I literally just killed my 4th motherboard and have no idea what's going on.

Here's how my 4 attempts went:

1st Mobo: Lasted 2 days
2nd Mobo: Lasted 1 week
3rd Mobo: Lasted 30 Min
4th Mobo: Lasted <30 Min

Here's a list of parts that I'm using:

MSI K9N6PGM2-V V.2 GeForce 6100 Socket AM2+ MB
AMD Phenom X4 9850 2.5Ghz AM2+ CPU
System Builders CPU Cooler 754/939/AM2
ASUS 24X DVDRW SATA
Patriot Signature 2048MB DDR2 800MHz
DIABLOTEK CPA-0170 DIAMOND 400W ATX MID TOWER
EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0
Linksys WMP54G PCI Wireless Adapter

In the last attempt, I used this PSU and RAM (brand new):

Patriot Signature 2048MB DDR2 800MHz
Cooler Master Elite 460W ATX +12V V2.31

I'm really not sure what's going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by hamluis, 13 April 2011 - 11:05 AM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware.


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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

You are running a 125 watt CPU in a 3 phase motherboard rated for a 95 watts max CPU. Chances are your Vregs near the CPU overheated and died. MSI has had a few boards lately that have even had problems even running a 95 watt CPU. Gotta be careful when using low end MSI AMD boards lately.

If you ran the "Diablotek" PSU that came with the case with your first boards, it certainly did not help the situation.

EDIT: I take that back, it might be a 4+1 phase mobo.

Edited by dpunisher, 13 April 2011 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

Check the mounting of the board carefully inside the case. Make sure there are no extra stand-offs that can be shorting the board out.


What failures are you seeing with the motherboards?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:48 AM

I agree with dpunishner and think its also related to an overpowering issue to kill a board in under 30 minutes would be indicative of power related issues. I would also inspect how the components mount inside the case as well for any areas that could be prone to shorts.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

Check the mounting of the board carefully inside the case. Make sure there are no extra stand-offs that can be shorting the board out.


What failures are you seeing with the motherboards?


The failures that I'm seeing is that the computer will just shut off and won't turn back on - even after taking out/off everything expect the essentials. The only thing that'll get it start again is replacing the motherboard.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:55 PM

After reading Dpunishers' post, I would agree and suggest a better motherboard.....

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:25 PM

Replace a motherboard that is compatible with the CPU.

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