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Old 06-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default GA-970A-D3 + FX-8350 Constantly Crashing

So, I recently upgraded my computer with a new FX-8350. I updated the bios and the computer crashes so often that it is unusable. The second I put any kind of load on it, it just hard locks. Doing some digging, I found that the VRMs lack any kind of heat sink which allows them to overheat when using any FX-83xx CPU. I just wonder if anyone else has ever heard of this.
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Is this what it looks like?

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/13/11x/29WK61vB/img0202.jpg
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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Enzotech MST-78 Forged Copper Mosfet Heatsink Products Model: MST-78 [MST-78] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Looks like MSI and GIG dropped the ball on vrm heat sinks.
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Yes. I ordered that exact heatsink from Newegg and eagerly awaiting it. For now, I'm relegated to using my spare rig.
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Makes me wonder why something so important as the VRM cooler was left off that board. Odd...
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Same here. Very strange. At one point, Gigabyte was giving them to those who asked so I doubt there were saving any money by omitting it.
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So I put the new heatsink on and still no better.
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Update:

The computer blue-screens with 0x101 A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval.

I re-installed my Phenom II and all seems well so far. The system usually crashed within minutes of boot up. I have the latest BIOS installed as well. Looking more and more like a faulty CPU.
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