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Compiled by xd_1771 - overclock.net - 2011
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Date (D/M/Y)Motherboard brand & modelProcessor & Stock speed TDPSpeed & voltageCPU coolingLinkPictures?Phase countTransistor infoRated TDPBoard has known VRM issues?Additional info
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28/3/2013GA-990FXA-UD3AMD FX-8350 [125W]5.1Ghz @ 1.5VWatercoolinghttp://bit.ly/YIGGdhYes8+2/heatsinkQuality low RDS125WNoFailed with extremely high OC with IBT AVX
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12/3/2013GA-970A-D3 (rev 1.0-1.2)FX-8350 [125W]StockAir/towerhttp://bit.ly/10h7I5RYes4+1Quality low RDS125WNoWas pushed to full power for a week straight
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11/2/2013MSI 970A-G46AMD FX-8120 [125W]Stock?http://bit.ly/UYP7PTNo4+1Low quality125WNo after BIOS 7693v14BIOS rev unknown
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9/2/2013MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4.1Ghz @ 1.45VNH-D14http://bit.ly/Y49SEaNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!
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11/12/2012ASRock FM2A75M-ITXAMD A10-5800k [100W]Some OCStockhttp://bit.ly/SVirmOYes3+1Low quality100WYes, high fail rate!Caught fire
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7/12/2012ASRock FM2A75M-ITXUnknownUnknownUnknownhttp://bit.ly/SVi3VlYes3+1Low quality100WYes, high fail rate!Caught fire, failed after 5 minutes in BIOS
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6/12/2012ASRock FM2A75M-ITXAMD A10-5800k [100W]4.6GhzCorsair H70http://bit.ly/SVhMSyNo3+1Low quality100WYes, high fail rate!Caught fire, killed graphics card as well
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6/11/2012ASRock FM2A75M-ITXAMD A10-5800k [100W]UnknownCorsair A50http://bit.ly/SViVcKNo3+1Low quality100WYes, high fail rate!
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6/11/2012ASRock FM2A75M-ITXAMD A10-5800k [100W]UnknownCorsair A50http://bit.ly/SViVcKNo3+1Low quality100WYes, high fail rate!Second failure
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10/12/2012Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P rev4/5AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]StockAIr/towerhttp://bit.ly/SQSogtYes3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!Killed while folding. NOTE: Not a problem on rev 3.1
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28/10/2012MSI 870U-G55AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]StockTRUEN/A (PMed details)No4+1/heatsink?125WYes
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25/9/2012ASRock A75M-ITXAMD A8-3850 [100W APU]Stock?http://bit.ly/SQe2wYNo3+1?100WUnknownFailure upon first boot
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15/9/2012MSI 970A-G46AMD FX-8150 [125W]Stock??http://bit.ly/PZImskNo4+1/heatsinkLow quality125WNo after BIOS 7693v14Destroyed CPU in incident
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1/9/2012MSI 760GM-E51AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]~3.8GhzAir/towerhttp://bit.ly/OPJxIWNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Fried the processor
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28/7/2012MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]StockStockhttp://bit.ly/PPJu0gNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Random fail while gaming after 1 year, all stock
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26/6/2012MSI 760GM-E51 FXAMD FX-8120 [125W]??http://bit.ly/PVXOFwYes4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Third transistor failed
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17/5/2012MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]Overclocked?http://bit.ly/PJeq0JNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Failed during attempted auto-OC with Overdrive
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18/4/2012MSI NF750-G55AMD Athlon II x4 640 [95W]??http://bit.ly/IyfqzzNo4+1/heatsinkLow quality125WYes
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5/4/2012MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1075T [125W]3.4Ghz @ StockVRMs cooledhttp://bit.ly/I0DblbNo4+1/air cooledLow quality125WYes, high fail rate!Blown FET, no overvolt, air cooled through CPU h/s
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2/4/2012MSI 870A-G54 (FX)AMD Phenom II x4 960T [95W]3.8Ghz @ +0.1V212 EVOhttp://bit.ly/HgdfEdNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Fried after 2 weeks
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16/3/2012MSI 770-C45AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]4Ghz @ 1.5V?http://bit.ly/IyfgItNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Failed after 5 mins testing - caught fire later on too
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26/2/2012MSI 870-G45AMD Phenom II x6 1075T [125W]Stock?http://bit.ly/wNKNxENo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!2nd time; Replacement failed after 20 minutes
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26/2/2012MSI 870-G45AMD Phenom II x6 1075T [125W]Stock?http://bit.ly/wNKNxENo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Failed after 11 months; degrading likely
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24/2/2012MSI 760GM-P33AMD Phenom II x4 975 [125W]3.6GhzWatercoolinghttp://bit.ly/vZbuWYNo3+1Low quality95WYesFailed after 20 mins; $100+ damage to other parts
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1/2/2012MSI 760GM-P35AMD Phenom II x4 965 [125W]3.8Ghz @ ~1.45VXig GAIAhttp://bit.ly/OuuoeCNo3+1Low quality95WYesCritical failure 2 minutes into test; caught fire
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6/1/2012Foxconn A7DA-SAMD Phenom II x4 965 [125W]4.4Ghz @ 1.36V?http://bit.ly/xiXVn5No4+1/heatsink?140WNoTo be investigated
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27/12/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x4 B55 [125W]3.7Ghz @ 1.35V?http://bit.ly/rsQRNvNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Caught Fire
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26/12/2011MSI X58A-GD45Intel Core i7 950 [130W]Stock?http://bit.ly/xml4KQVideo6+2/heatsinkDriver MOSFET130WPossiblyMight be weak transistors; video http://bit.ly/x3SHJI
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25/12/2011MSI 990FXA-GD65AMD FX-8120 [125W]4.7Ghz @ 1.46V?http://bit.ly/PJfRw6No8+2/heatsinkDriver MOSFET140WNoDied in BIOS at idle. Smoke & fire reported.
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22/12/2011Gigabyte X79-UD3Intel Core i7 3960X [130W]OverclockedCorsair H60http://bit.ly/ucuZMdVideo8+2+1/heatsinkQuality low RDS130WNoProbably due to power load, hints at airflow need
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20/12/2011MSI 890GXM-G65AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]Stock?http://bit.ly/tEHgawNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes3rd time for this user
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18/12/2011MSI 870S-G46AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]4.2Ghz @ 1.49VWatercoolinghttp://bit.ly/uLRQzfNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Silent fail, during stress test
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17/12/2011MSI K9N6PGM2-V2AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]Stock??http://bit.ly/vKHyEONo3+1Low quality95WYes
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17/12/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x2 555 [80W]3.4Ghz @ 1.35VStockN/A (PMed details)No4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Second time failure after return from RMA
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11/12/2011MSI 970A-G45AMD FX-8120 [125W]4Ghz?http://bit.ly/vBpKPANo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes, high fail rate!
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8/12/2011MSI NF750-G55AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]3.95Ghz @ 1.51VAir/towerhttp://bit.ly/rvMLgbNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality125WYesVRM sink hot after final shutdown
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30/11/2011MSI NF750-G55AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]StockStockhttp://bit.ly/vLV60aNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality125WYesOnly 1 APS light ever on. VRM fail
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26/11/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x2 555 [80W]3.4Ghz @ 1.32VStockhttp://bit.ly/sAAmo3No4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Went up in smoke; worst recorded failure case yet
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16/11/2011MSI 870S-G46AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]??http://bit.ly/PJf7auNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!"Literally exploded and caught fire"
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13/11/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]3.8GHz?http://bit.ly/rVkjUjNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Failed immediately; 20 mins into P95 test; sparked
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9/11/2011MSI 880GMA-E45AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]??http://bit.ly/urUDBKNo3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!Caught on fire every time
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9/11/2011MSI 880GMA-E45AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]??http://bit.ly/urUDBKNo3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!Caught on fire every time
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9/11/2011MSI 880GMA-E45AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]??http://bit.ly/urUDBKNo3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!Caught on fire every time
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4/11/2011MSI 970A-G45AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]3.5GHz?http://bit.ly/pH6n72No4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes, high fail rate!"Slight" bump in volts
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4/11/2011MSI 970A-G45AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4Ghz @ 1.45VCorsair H60http://bit.ly/pH6n72No4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes, high fail rate!1st recorded MSI 970A fail; unchanged design
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3/11/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]Stock?http://bit.ly/s1HWoqNo4+1Low quality140WYes, high fail rate!Failed after 6 months
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18/10/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]StockWatercoolinghttp://bit.ly/uq1EnFYes4+1Low quality140WYes, high fail rate!Third transistor failed after 1 yr w/stock cooling
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11/10/2011MSI 870A FuzionAMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]3.7GHzhttp://bit.ly/tY9s20Yes4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes
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8/10/2011MSI 970A-G45??Mugen 2http://bit.ly/tvsGsqNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes, high fail rate!This is a review. Board failed 2 days after.
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1/10/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]4Ghz @ 1.41VHyper 212+http://bit.ly/qXGJGHNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!
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29/9/2011MSI 785GM-P45AMD Phenom II x4 840 [95W]OverclockedHyper 212+http://bit.ly/nEcgtnNo3+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!
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13/9/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]3.8GhzAir/towerhttp://bit.ly/qrrCQANo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!May have also killed PSU
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11/9/2011Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2HAMD Phenom II x4 B50 [125W]3.8GHz?http://bit.ly/vsFz3VNo3+1Low quality95WYes
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11/9/2011MSI 880GM-P51AMD Phenom II x4 B50 [125W]3.8GHz?http://bit.ly/vsFz3VNo3+1Low quality125WYes
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11/8/2011MSI GF615M-P33AMD Phenom II x4 [Unknown]??http://bit.ly/nqFSnONo3+1Low quality125WYes"Went poof"
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30/7/2011MSI 790GX-G65AMD Phenom II x4 965 [125W]3.9Ghz @ 1.47VNinja 3http://bit.ly/qJzo8lNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality?140WYesShut off after 1 hr Prime95 small fft; molten MOSFET
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30/7/2011MSI 880GMA-E45AMD Phenom II x4 965 [125W]3.6Ghz @ ? VXiggy DKhttp://bit.ly/p55zYpNo3+1Low quality95WYesOCed with auto Genie feature, went out with smoke
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26/7/2011MSI 880G chipsetAMD Athlon II x4 [95W]4Ghz @ 1.4VAir?http://bit.ly/mWnuBcNo4+1 or 3+1Low quality-YesVRMs blew after 1 hr of Prime95
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26/7/2011MSI NF980-G65AMD Phenom II x4 970 [125W]4GHz @ 1.475VWatercoolinghttp://bit.ly/ojV5PaYes4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes, high fail rate!NB phase fail (CPU phase potential fail also)
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24/7/2011MSI 880G chipsetAMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]4GhzHyper 212+http://bit.ly/rpN0IsNo4+1 or 3+1Low quality-YesFail during stress test
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21/7/2011MSI 870-G45AMD Phenom II x6 1100T [125W]UnknownUnknownhttp://bit.ly/qg1qfYNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Motherboard smoked, set off apt. fire alarm
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18/7/2011MSI 790FX-GD70AMD Phenom II x6 1075T [125W]StockStockhttp://bit.ly/q98wa3No4+1/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET140WYes, high fail rate with x6
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18/7/2011MSI 790FX-GD70AMD Phenom II x6 1075T [125W]StockStockhttp://bit.ly/q98wa3No4+1/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET140WYes, high fail rate with x62nd time for same user; same symptoms
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18/7/2011MSI 790FX-GD70AMD Phenom II x6 1075T [125W]StockStockhttp://bit.ly/q98wa3No4+1/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET140WYes, high fail rate with x63rd time for same user; same symptoms
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18/7/2011MSI 790FX-GD70AMD Phenom II x6 1075T [125W]StockStockhttp://bit.ly/q98wa3No4+1/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET140WYes, high fail rate with x64th time for same user; same symptoms
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17/7/2011MSI 870-G45AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]4Ghz @ 1.425VWatercoolinghttp://bit.ly/mS2X5INo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Fail after 2 weeks on relatively low voltage
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13/7/2011ASRock X58 SupercomputerIntel Core i7 930 [130W]4Ghz?http://bit.ly/rdpHSINo6+2/heatsinked?130WNoSymptoms, then failure after 2 days
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8/7/2011MSI 880GMA-E45AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]??http://bit.ly/pbJQBcNo3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!
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8/7/2011MSI 880GMA-E45AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]??http://bit.ly/pbJQBcNo3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!Second time
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6/7/2011MSI 790FX-GD70AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4.4Ghz @ 1.4V?http://bit.ly/rgUVxnNo4+1/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET140WYes, high fail rate with x6Blew after 15 minutes of prime
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6/7/2011MSI 790FX-GD70AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4Ghz @ 1.4V?http://bit.ly/o1S6OqNo4+1/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET140WYes, high fail rate with x6Killed a 700W PSU out of warranty
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27/6/2011MSI 880GMA-E45AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]3.8GhzHyper 212+http://bit.ly/ifOiDQNo3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!Over TDP limit; failed 30 minutes into testing
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23/6/2011MSI 760GM-P33AMD Phenom II x4 B55 [125W]U/L at stockStockhttp://bit.ly/lYMbzMNo3+1Low quality95WYesFailed during unlock w/stock cooler during game
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22/6/2011MSI 785GM-P45AMD Phenom II x4 840 [95W]3.5Ghz @ stockHyper 212+http://bit.ly/ldLtU9No3+1Low quality95WYesFailed during very first phase of auto-OC (201Mhz FSB)
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21/6/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]Stock?http://bit.ly/jQmgGpNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality125WYes, high fail rate!Second time, failed at stock & w/added VRM cooling
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21/6/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]Overclocked?http://bit.ly/mlGoZANo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!First time, overclocked/no VRM cooling
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20/6/2011MSI NF980-G65AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4Ghz @ 1.41VH50N/ANo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality140WYes, high fail rate!Details revealed thru PM with OCN user "Rayleyne"
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17/6/2011MSI 870-G45AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]StockAir/towerhttp://bit.ly/mfPL0MYes4+1Low quality125WYes , high fail rate!Sparks once; then 2nd boot, pop fizzle fail
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11/6/2911ASUS M4A785-MAMD Phenom II x4 965 [125W]4.1Ghz @ 1.58VAirhttp://bit.ly/mbGglRNo4+1Quality140WNo - VRM protected1.5V northbridge; 4 potentially killed by VRM fail
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11/6/2011MSI 790XT-G45AMD Phenom II x4 965 [125W]4.1GhzAirhttp://bit.ly/moMRYkNo4+1Low quality140WYes3 potentially killed by VRM fail
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9/6/2011MSI P55-GD65Intel ?? @ 1.45VAirhttp://bit.ly/nZN3vyYes5+2?/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET95W+Infrequent fail rateDriver MOSFET fried while web browsing!
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22/5/2011MSI 790FX-GD70AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4.4Ghz?http://bit.ly/jWtNZ5No4+1/heatsinkedDriver MOSFET140WYes, high fail rate with x6
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22/5/2011MSI 870-G45AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]3.8Ghz @ 1.43V?http://bit.ly/mA9XvzNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!Comp turned off after 45 mins Prime95
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18/5/2011MSI NF750-G55AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4Ghz @ 1.5VCM V6GThttp://bit.ly/izudLVNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality125WYes
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24/4/2011MSI NF750-G55AMD Phenom II x6 [125W]UnknownUnknownhttp://bit.ly/liq3SKNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality125WYesBooted without 4-pin = VRM failure. CPU unknown.
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18/4/2011Gigabyte MA78GM-S2HAMD Phenom x4 9950 [140W]Overclocked?http://bit.ly/jlK9DeNo3+1Low quality95WYes
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15/4/2011MSI MotherboardAMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]1.2VStockhttp://bit.ly/vHb0gHNo???Evidently!!!UNDERVOLTED CPU FAIL!!!
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10/4/2011MSI 870A-G54AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]4Ghz?http://bit.ly/jawYXSNo4+1Low quality125WYes2 MOSFETs fried
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4/4/2011MSI 880GM-E41AMD Phenom II x6 1055T [125W]OverclockedStockhttp://bit.ly/mFiGX2No3+1Low quality95WYes, high fail rate!Dead, burnt smell. MSI did not offer support.
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24/3/2011MSI 870S-G54AMD Phenom II x6 [125W]Unknown?http://bit.ly/j03yF6No4+1Low quality125WYes
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23/3/2011ASRock 880G-Extreme3AMD Phenom II x6 1090T [125W]1.5V?http://bit.ly/khULg8No8+2/heatsinked?140WNoFirst 8+2 phase failure recorded
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13/3/2011MSI P67A-GD65Intel Core i3/i5/i7 LGA1155??http://bit.ly/spzwmLNoSingle phase-NoDisabled all but one phase... killed CPU, $250 850W PSU, INSTANTLY. Very bad idea.
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13/3/2011ECS P55H-AIntel Core i5 750 [95W]4Ghz?http://bit.ly/jGu290Yes4+2/heatsinkedLow quality95WUnknownScroll down for photos
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13/3/2011MSI motherboardAMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W]Overclocked?http://bit.ly/m9fDxSNo???LikelyHeard a "spark pop sound"
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12/3/2011MSI 870A-G55Unknown??http://bit.ly/iwQkGvNo4+1/heatsinkedLow quality125WYes, high fail rate!Burned after sleep mode. CPU Unknown
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6/3/2011MSI P67A-GD80Intel Core i7 2600k??http://bit.ly/uRvXDmNoSingle phaseDriver MOSFET-NoEnabled max power saving... killed 2600K ES
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6/3/2011MSI H67 boardIntel Core i3/i5/i7 LGA1155??http://bit.ly/uRvXDmNoSingle phase??Probably notPerson disabled all but one phase... bad idea
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2/3/2011MSI 870-G45AMD Phenom II x4 955 [125W] 4Ghz @ 1.4VCorsair H50http://bit.ly/mp2d8VNo4+1Low quality125WYes, high fail rate!
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