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    QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    We don't want to tempt fate, but have you ever experienced a dead board?
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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    I have had a few motherboards fail, but luckily they have all been under warranty when it happened.

    My current MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM failed and had to have the CPU socket replaced because the connections failed behind it.
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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    I've got away with Motherboards failing outright in my own collection.
    I had an issue for years with my current ASUS where it would occasionally fail to post from a cold start. I had to turn off/on again, upon POST would report a false claim that I was overclocking then reset the BIOS back to defaults. However, that hasn't happened for ages now so in this instance it seems to have repaired itself.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Not that I can recall on my own, but two brand new Gigabyte boards with which I did a recent build were pretty janky, and subsequently karked it during the Windows post-install updates.
    Reports from other users suggest it is a known and common flaw with those boards, though.
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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    I've had several fail over the years. Normally after a good few years (things like USB stopped working/LAN broke - that sort of thing), but I had a Z87-SOC by Gigabyte that was RMA'd twice - that was a real POS that board.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Yep, had a few where they just start to randomly restart, as they heat up, which gradually gets worse over time. Maybe 3 or so in 20 years?

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    No. I failed it playing around with some cables from the PSU resulting in smoke and both fried. Other than that I've had many problems with motherboards, mostly Gigabyte ones but none dead per se. Lately no problems whatsoever, tech has evolved incredibly and the rate of failure is much smaller nowadays.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Only the one and it was a low grade intermittent failure in my media centre and that was going back a good few years. At first thought it was the GPU as it would go away when I swapped it for a spare one I had lying around. Six months later crash/blue screen/random restart swapped it out and been steady ever since (an mATX Asus affair).

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Yes a Gigabyte GA-8KNXP R2.0 just died one day with no post on either BIOS, replaced with a second hand Intel D875PBZ which still works.

    Numerous Abit boards due to badcaps.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Had 2 MB fail due lightning (generally PSU fault) surge. In early 2000 also had 1 fail due crappy condensator.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Yes, when I was at uni (about 20 years ago) I had a dual socket athlon MP system and the motherboard/psu decided to fry itself at the power connector socket, melting the socket etc. Looking back at it I'd blame the psu being 'cheap' but wasn't quite as knowledgeable about building pc's back then.

    Luckily everything else was fine and I just had to replace the motherboard and psu, to say I wasn't impressed was an understatement, seeing as it was built by a 'professional' company. Cost about £1000 to get it fixed along with an upgrade in ram to the grand total of 1.5GB... (that was a lot back then lol)

    After that I started building my own pc's and one of the first things I decided was I wouldn't skimp on 2 areas, cooling and psu's.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Not since an Intel DX38BT (overclocked to death). Aside from that a Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3 had completely useless USB 3 (Renesas D720200 chip kept glitching). Certainly nothing of note.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Three times to my own boards but not recently. The first was a MSI socket 754 board which one day decided it would not post ever again and was replaced under warranty. The second was a DFI socket 775 board that was only 2 weeks old when killed by a exploding Hiper Type R 580w psu. Hiper basically told me to do one and ended up replacing it out of my own pocket. The third was a MSI P45 Platinum that somehow managed to kill it's Northbridge chip. That was the last time I ever bought MSI and although it was replaced under warranty I paid extra for a Asus P45 Pro Turbo.

    I have also replaced a few MSI boards for other people when they had failed. This led me to avoid MSI after my P45 Platinum failed. I hope things have changed recently because I have taken a chance on a MSI B450M Mortar Max for the wifes new build.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    No personally i have never had a motherbord fail, not even back when i soldered additional components to them ( to push them harder )
    But i have experienced a "Bermuda" board in a build for my friend, which as it turned out was also fine it was just RAM incompatibility with that brand / model board.
    But before we found out of that it cost my friend untold amounts of grief, and to be Honest i was amazed he dident axe it,,,,,,, literally CUZ he do not do well when some things go against his will.

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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    had a dfi board fail .. but that was many moons ago .. nothing since then ..
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    Re: QOTW: Has your motherboard ever failed?

    Touch wood no. GPU, PSU tick tick but other than that I’ve been lucky - oh apart from quite a few HDD’s !!





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