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Motherboard failure Dear sirs, In mid October I had had assembled a PC using the following parts: Motherboard: MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum. CPU:9950 AMD Phenom x4 Processor 2.6 Ghz Graphic Cards: Two Nvidia GTX 280 Geeforce in SLI configuration. RAM: 4x Kingston KHX6400D2/2G. Power supply: Thermaltake Cablemanagment 1500W. During the first month, the 1st motherboard was burned. It was replaced by the local dealer using the warranty. Two weeks later the 2nd motherboard burned too! A week before the 3rd motherboard was burned!!! All three motherboards were burned during the use of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X through Vista Ultimate operation system. Somebody could tell ''do not use FSX again'', but that is the reason that set up that machine! It is like someone is pulling the power cord. There is also a smell of burning plastic for some seconds. Can you make an estimation of what is possibly destroying the motherboards? Thank you in advance. George from Patras (Greece).

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  • gtsimis Mar 12, 2009

    Dear sirs,

    In mid October I had had assembled a PC using the following parts:
    Motherboard: MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum.
    CPU:9950 AMD Phenom x4 Processor 2.6 Ghz
    Graphic Cards: Two Nvidia GTX 280 Geeforce in SLI configuration.
    RAM: 4x Kingston KHX6400D2/2G.
    Power supply: Thermaltake Cablemanagment 1500W.
    During the first month, the 1st motherboard was burned. It was replaced by the local dealer using the warranty. Two weeks later the 2nd motherboard burned too! A week before the 3rd motherboard was burned!!!
    All three motherboards were burned during the use of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X through Vista Ultimate operation system. Somebody could tell ''do not use FSX again'', but that is the reason that set up that machine!
    It is like someone is pulling the power cord. There is also a smell of burning plastic for some seconds.
    Can you make an estimation of what is possibly destroying the motherboards?

    Thank you in advance.

    George from Patras (Greece).

  • gtsimis Mar 12, 2009

    Dear sirs,

    In mid October I had had assembled a PC using the following parts:
    Motherboard: MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum.
    CPU:9950 AMD Phenom x4 Processor 2.6 Ghz
    Graphic Cards: Two Nvidia GTX 280 Geeforce in SLI configuration.
    RAM: 4x Kingston KHX6400D2/2G.
    Power supply: Thermaltake Cablemanagment 1500W.
    During the first month, the 1st motherboard was burned. It was replaced by the local dealer using the warranty. Two weeks later the 2nd motherboard burned too! A week before the 3rd motherboard was burned!!!
    All three motherboards were burned during the use of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X through Vista Ultimate operation system. Somebody could tell ''do not use FSX again'', but that is the reason that set up that machine!
    It is like someone is pulling the power cord. There is also a smell of burning plastic for some seconds.
    Can you make an estimation of what is possibly destroying the motherboards?

    Thank you in advance.

    George from Patras (Greece).

  • gtsimis Mar 12, 2009

    I hope it will work when I'll get the new replacement motherboard.

    Thank you!

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Sir,
It all depend upon with settings. It run only on high with AA enabled, running at 1024x768 and I get around 10-40FPS.  high (aircraft ultra) settings DX10 with AA and get anywere from about 25 FPS to 80FPS. Check with settings and bios for fan speed....

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Dear gtsimis , Thursday 03-12-2009 2:37PM EST USA

Large industrial and military computers are super-cooled for just this reason.
The game you want to play is awesome and hot! It runs fast and it runs hard! It uses more electricity (heat) the faster it goes so.....

Listen to the other FixaYa Experts and COOL THAT BABY DOWN!

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I don't see a problem with the components you have listed. Tell us about your computer case. This configuration needs a lot of cooling, tell us about your processor cooling, video card cooling, and case cooling.

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RE: "During the first month, the 1st motherboard was burned. It was replaced by the local dealer using the warranty. Two weeks later the 2nd motherboard burned too! A week before the 3rd motherboard was burned!!!"

The only parts that can cause this problem are fans and the power adapter.
Fans are rather unlikely, as the motherboard will shutdown before blowing when overheating is detected.

If your motherboard is blowing the on board video chipset , then add an additional fan on the video chipset.

If the motherboard is blowing on any other point, then replace the Power Supply Unit, that is the only part that can cause the MB blowing in this way. In rare circumstances I know that a faulty CPU can blow the motherboard, but I have never seen anything like that in 20 years repairing, while I have seen a lot of bad PSU blowing the motherboard.

That should have been done immediately after the first motherboard blew.

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Hi,
This is the Problem with your power supply.
Please check your power supply and it should be compatable for this motherboard.
Thanks!!! PREM

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Get your whole machine checked at any local repair center as what is getting short and where the circuit is getting short .the fault will be easily located as when checked with a multimeter as what is getting short in the circuit.

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Hi there,

make sure that a proper / correct wiring on the mobo was installed. esp on the auxilliary USB port

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    you must also provide or install an additional blower / fan to give a air supply and exhaust the heat outside

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    micromaster Mar 12, 2009

    on what part or specific area that the mobo has been burned? is all of the 3 mobo has all the same affected part

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    micromaster Mar 12, 2009

    are using a USB joystick?

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    micromaster Mar 12, 2009

    the FSX has nothing to do for the accidental burn / malfunctioning of the mobo. this is all hardware issue compatibility of the parts

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    micromaster Mar 12, 2009

    can you please attach photo here, as we can see how your CPU has been set up.

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    micromaster Mar 12, 2009

    good to know..

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What type of case are you using? itss is so very important when you have a system like that to vent it very well. the system runs more efficiently the cooler it is, and when it gets hot, has to work harder, therefore producing even more heat that can eventually burn your board. thats why you smell it for a few days before it stops working.
i suggest adding some additional exhaust fans and posibly aliguid cooled system.


but for now you can always do the gamer thing, take off the side panel and point a fan at the motherboard. that should hold you over till you get the chance to make the necessary adjustment.

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U are causing to much heat to build up during the use of the flight sim, either stop using the sim or install the biggest case fan you can fit in, also make sure the processor has the very best cooling u can buy, remember heat is the worst enemy of all electronics, the more air flow the better, fans are cheap.

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    up grade the cooling of the case and circuits and your problem will go away, flight sim's use a tremendous amount of computing power, that means lots of heat, do as I suggest u won't be sorry.

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Its the power supply problem that is getting overheated and burning all the mother boards.replace the power supply as well as power cord.

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How old is the main board?
ask for warranty if you have.....

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  • remoteserver Mar 12, 2009

    you can use master cooler cabinet to control overheating.


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More likely you have a bad IDE cable or hard drive causing a short and murdering the IDE port

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  • SAM ANDERSON Mar 12, 2009

    It is definitely issue of cable or hard drive fault in your system due to which *********** board is getting burned .

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