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Old 06-19-2011, 12:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Motherboard fire!

It's burnt right below the main 24-pin power connector. My P8P67 Deluxe mobo is oriented more or less exactly the same. I think I'll buy a bicycle inner tube and glue a piece of it right below that spot just for good measures. It's also a good idea to remove power from the computer whenever your working on it.

I looked a little closer and it's burnt right below the memory power circuitry. If some of the contacts in one or more of the slots were spaced or stretched a little to far apart, or if a stick was seated good enough to work but still not fully seated it could cause the power circuitry to run hot trying to supply voltages through a weak connection.

I have to say I'm not a fan of the Asus memory clip system, only one clip locking the module down. But I haven't actually had a problem with it, so I can't say it's the problem or that it's even a problem. But I am going to glue some rubber to my case behind that area.
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