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October 13, 2012 2:44:35 PM

So yesterday I spilled water on my pc and I believe that the motherboard is bad. I followed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4 and my psu is fine. Everything else works (hard drive, dvd player, etc).


I had a MSI H61M-E33 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) In a Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).

I do not like the case at all, for it's too noisy; however, I do not have the funds to replace that right now. My question (since someone helped me build my first computer) is what motherboard can I replace it with since this one is discontinued? Or do you think warranty will work? There are no signs of water damage on it, you think I could send it back for a new from MSI co.?

Thanks

PSU
Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Memory
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS

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a c 435 V Motherboard
October 13, 2012 2:57:25 PM

You can request an rma from msi on their website. Give them 24 hours to respond. Just tell them the board won't post. They will check the board serial number to determine if it's still under warranty. Send them only the bare board packed in an anti static bag and proper box, such as the original it came in or a fedex one. If I use the original box, I cover it with a grocery paper bag and tape it down. I also use a typed label so the post office can read it properly. Write the rma number in legible letters on the front somewhere or it will be rejected by msi. It takes 2-3 weeks to get a replacement board. You can buy a new one now if you can't wait and sell the replacement board when it arrives. This one will do if you want to buy one now:

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

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October 13, 2012 3:21:20 PM

o1die said:
You can request an rma from msi on their website. Give them 24 hours to respond. Just tell them the board won't post. They will check the board serial number to determine if it's still under warranty. Send them only the bare board packed in an anti static bag and proper box, such as the original it came in or a fedex one. If I use the original box, I cover it with a grocery paper bag and tape it down. I also use a typed label so the post office can read it properly. Write the rma number in legible letters on the front somewhere or it will be rejected by msi. It takes 2-3 weeks to get a replacement board. You can buy a new one now if you can't wait and sell the replacement board when it arrives. This one will do if you want to buy one now:

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


thanks for replying so quickly. Do you think i need some of the gray stuff (sorry i don't know the name) for the processor? its the thing you apply after putting the chip in place for the fan.
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a c 435 V Motherboard
October 13, 2012 3:47:50 PM

No. If you don't overclock, you can reuse the old thermal material. I just did this with my used i3, and the idle temp is 49c which is ok. Maximum allowable temp under load is 72c for newer Intel cpus. The old pad/paste will remelt some and form an adequate bond. If you want to replace it anyway, use any number of brands of paste. I apply a single drop in the center of the cpu after cleaning both the heatsink and cpu with fingernail polish remover (acetate). You can also spread it with a single edge razor blade or simply install the heatsink one time only.
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October 14, 2012 12:56:05 AM

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October 14, 2012 12:57:13 AM

o1die said:
No. If you don't overclock, you can reuse the old thermal material. I just did this with my used i3, and the idle temp is 49c which is ok. Maximum allowable temp under load is 72c for newer Intel cpus. The old pad/paste will remelt some and form an adequate bond. If you want to replace it anyway, use any number of brands of paste. I apply a single drop in the center of the cpu after cleaning both the heatsink and cpu with fingernail polish remover (acetate). You can also spread it with a single edge razor blade or simply install the heatsink one time only.


thanks for your help. i really do appreciate it.
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