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Old 08-16-2008, 10:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: Suspected processor failure...Help Plz

Originally Posted by JogaBonito1502 View Post
I thought processors turned off when they got too hot to prevent them from frying
I'm not sure about AMD, but Intels do a few different things. First they'll slow down, then it either freezes, or shuts the computer down (It could be possible for the fans to still be spinning though)

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Old 08-17-2008, 03:27 AM   #12
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when that happened to me my cpu fried and so did my motherboard...

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Old 08-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #13
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Thanks for the advice gentlemen. I've discovered that the 4-pin connection to the motherboard is fried, yellow tarnishing and all. Oddly enough it didn't emit smoke or a smell, it just melted. Even more surprising is that it was my 1000w Antec true power PSU that cause all this. Now I have to warranty my PSU and get a new mobo (unless antec covers damage caused by their products)

(10 minutes later...)

Woah horrible design. Apparently the "4-pin" motherboard connection has a black cap over the other 4 pins for an optional 8-pin configuration not mentioned in the manual. Given the motherboard itself is the same shade of black I had no clue that was there. Perhaps to much voltage through to little of a surface area.I now blame ASUS! (or my lack of investigative skills >.>" )

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