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June 10, 2012 2:28:24 AM

Hey guys I need your advice here.

Here's my system before anything else:


Intel i5-2500K
8gb Kingston ram
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC
Intel DP67 BA-B3
Western digital 500gb sata hdd
Corsair TX750 power supply

Hyper 212+ as heatskink
Coolermaster cm 690 ii advanced with 7 120mm fans cooling my components

So I was playing BF3 on high (with some ultra) settings and suddenly my computer crashes. It just turns off completely. So I waited a few seconds and tried to turn it on again. It didn't. My assumption is there was a short circuit and the power supply was protecting itself thus not turning on.

Long story short, I tested and checked every component and found out it was the motherboard. Now here's my question. Where I live you get 30-34 degrees ambient temperature. And Battlefield will certainly heat up my processor, ram and video card. But could it be that my motherboard got overheated to the point of burning? I didnt smell any burning at the time. I took all the precautions and inspected my computer soon after it crashed.

I RMA'd it and they've sent a new one back. But will it happen again?. If yes then I'll buy a new one (not going wiith intel again) but do you guys think it won't and it was just bad luck?

Obviously I will be upgrading to something like this, since im on a budget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks and all help is appreciated.
a c 435 V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 2:38:07 AM

I would rma the power supply also to be safe; could be a surge on one of the ps caps caused the failure.
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June 10, 2012 3:10:36 AM

o1die said:
I would rma the power supply also to be safe; could be a surge on one of the ps caps caused the failure.

I dont know about the power supply. I tested it on a another computer and it worked fine. Also it's never given me any kind of problem before. Also I forgot to say that I only had the motherboard for 6 months.
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a c 168 V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 3:21:13 AM

It's very unlikely that your motherboard was cooked under normal operating conditions. It is extremely hard to destroy devices unless they are overvolted because the thermal management hardware will kick in long before any damage occurs. Motherboards also don't put out much heat at all, they're usually rated at <10 watts and would have to reach temperatures of over 90 degrees Celsius before physical damage became probable
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June 10, 2012 3:52:20 AM

Pinhedd said:
It's very unlikely that your motherboard was cooked under normal operating conditions. It is extremely hard to destroy devices unless they are overvolted because the thermal management hardware will kick in long before any damage occurs. Motherboards also don't put out much heat at all, they're usually rated at <10 watts and would have to reach temperatures of over 90 degrees Celsius before physical damage became probable


Well, I guess I might aswell test my PSU with a multimeter or get a power supply tester.
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a c 168 V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 12:58:45 PM

carlosb said:
Well, I guess I might aswell test my PSU with a multimeter or get a power supply tester.


http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=18688&vpn=A2358&manuf...

I have this one. It's no multimeter or oscilloscope so it won't tell you if the power fluctuations are out of whack but it will tell you if all your rails are running properly. I've used it to diagnose several dead power supplies
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June 10, 2012 4:54:37 PM

Thanks for the link. It seems kinda basic. I was thinking more along the lines of something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anyways I will test the psu and see if that was it. If not I'll probably just use the new mobo they sent me and see if it was just bad lluck.
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June 10, 2012 4:55:02 PM

Best answer selected by carlosb.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 11, 2012 11:53:24 PM

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