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    Trying to get this build in order.

    Story so far:

    Had 3 DFI lanparty JR AMD boards die on me I decided I had to act. The system:

    Phenom II 940 BE
    DFI LP JR 790GX
    4GB Corsair Dominator PC8500C5
    2x HD4870 1GB Crossfire

    Now I sold.... All of it. Well the motherboard got refunded by scan and the rest of it I was able to get decent value on and moved to the following:

    Core i7 920
    Asus Rampage II gene
    6GB Corsair DDR3 1333
    1x HD4870 1GB

    Notice the one card still sitting there, well I intend to replace that with 2x HD 4770 soon but ofc they are not out yet.

    But now the asus board died on me This time I plan to take steps. Before I just removed the stock NB cooler with a zalman one, you can just remove the top piece and keep the heatpipe and stock power cooling in place.
    This time I am going to get a thermalright PWM cooler, the type 2 is the largest one and fits so thats the one I am getting. The NB cooler will be put staight onto the NB.

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    I was only running one graphics card and had no voltage/power down issues so I do not suspect the PSU. Combine this with the fact that I have been using the same backup Mobo/CPU (P5k-VM + Q6600) without issue between the failures also suggests the case is fine.

    I was not even running the voltages on the board out of intel spec either, 1.3v cpu and 1.3v VTT with everything else at stock and the cpu @ 3.8ghz. I am hoping with the new cooling the new board should be fine.

    Sorry for the rambling post, just in system limbo atm while I wait on the new board and the GFX cards to be released

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      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
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    Re: Trying to get this build in order.

    First thing i would do is get a multi-meter onto that PSU.

    Secondly, i would test the 'cleanliness' of the power you are getting from your sockets.

    Its got to be one or the other.

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    • Meaker's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P55M-UD4
      • CPU:
      • i5 750 (4.34ghz)
      • Memory:
      • GSkill 1600 Ripjaw @ 1333 6-6-6-22 1.5v
      • Storage:
      • 2x 320GB Western Digital RE3 Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD5830 1GB @ 1000/1375
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 600W silent pro
      • Case:
      • Antec P180 mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21.5" Benq 1920x1080 LED + 19" Hanns-G 1440x900
      • Internet:
      • 16Mb O2

    Re: Trying to get this build in order.

    This Q6600 is running at 3.6ghz being delivered by a 3 phase power system and is fine and has been for long periods of time on the same PSU at the same wall outlet.

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    Re: Trying to get this build in order.

    The boards cooling solutions were fine.

    Either the PSU is dodgy and is fluctuating or you are over-volting something.....or are the unluckiest person ever when it comes to motherboard deaths.

    Of course, it could be the old case of nylon underwear
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
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      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
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      • GTX 285
      • PSU:
      • Enermax MODU 82+ 625W
      • Case:
      • Antec Nine Hundred
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    Re: Trying to get this build in order.

    Of course, it could be the old case of nylon underwear
    I forgot about the Hessian Undergarments issue

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • i5 750 (4.34ghz)
      • Memory:
      • GSkill 1600 Ripjaw @ 1333 6-6-6-22 1.5v
      • Storage:
      • 2x 320GB Western Digital RE3 Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD5830 1GB @ 1000/1375
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 600W silent pro
      • Case:
      • Antec P180 mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21.5" Benq 1920x1080 LED + 19" Hanns-G 1440x900
      • Internet:
      • 16Mb O2

    Re: Trying to get this build in order.

    My case is grounded and grounded well all over.

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