Posted 09 February 2016 - 11:21 AM
CPU - AMD FX-8370 4.0 GHz 8-core
Memory - G.Skill Trident X 2x8gb DDR3-2400
Video Card - XFX R9 280 3gb 1.0GHz
OS - Windows 7 SP1
SSD - AMD Radeon R7 2.5" 120gb
HD - WD Black 2 TB HD
Power Supply - Thermaltake 750W 80+ gold certified semi-modular atx power power supply
Computer Case - Fractal Design Define R5
Fans - 3x Fractal Design 140mm
2x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 140 mm
On Wednesday, my computer shut off while I was working on it. When I tried to turn it back on, it would power on briefly then shut down. After opening the case up I felt the area under my CPU cooler was very hot. I left it to cool down for awhile, then turned it on. I immediately could smell plastic burning from the area around the cooler, and shut it off quickly.
I then proceeded to take the entire system apart. I couldn't find any burn marks anywhere. I put the system back together but replaced the R9 280 with a video card that requires less power so I could test the power supply, and minus the cpu cooler so I could see everything. Within a few seconds of turning it on a fire started so I turned it off immediately. The fire shot out from under the red bar that's between the i/o ports and the CPU socket, where there are a row of round and square capacitors. I have started the RMA process with the MB.
Now I've tested my CPU and RAM in a different computer, and while the RAM is okay, the CPU won't post. I believe that the mobo damaged the CPU. Does that mean the processor's warranty is invalid? Is ASRock at fault, so they need to reimburse me?