[SOLVED] My Motherboard is Dead AGAIN

jordanblaze

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I've had a motherboard die on me in the past which was the one o have since i built ny pc December 2017 it barely lasted 5 months when it dies i thought it was the PSU. BUt it was indeed the motherboard so i replaced it with a new one!, this one however only lasted about a year sadly. So my question is what is the causing my Motherboards to die?! Is it my PSU, overclock, or what?!
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Ram:some cheap crucial 2x8gb
Cpu:ryzen 3 1200
Mobo:eek:ld one: asus prime b350e new one:asrock b350m-hdv
Psu:EVGA 5002 80 plus white
Gpu: rx 560
 

jordanblaze

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What i just realised this morning is when i press the pwr button the led's ike the led on the power button and fan led's flash once then nothing happens. This is a day after i cleared cmos and all the other mobo recovery steps. Could this be a sign that the that's it's the psu this time and not the motherboard? The fans attempt to spin to
 

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Was the computer plugged into the same outlet as the one that killed the last motherboard? I really don't know how common/possible it is, but maybe you have a faulty outlet or home wiring.

You should probably get a surge protector if you aren't using one already.
 

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I am using a surge protector yes the same outlet. I guess the best thing to do is to get a new motherboard, better quality psu and surge protector. But the power didn't go off that night. I also did the psu test with a paper and a fan it worked, but that doesn't mean its fully functional.
 

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1.5V is really, really high. You shouldn't be going much over 1.4V for regular use. And even that is mostly with higher-end motherboards with more stability for overclocking. And you should really never overclock on a low-quality power supply; it's the equivalent of having a heart problem and running a marathon. You're most likely murdering your motherboards.
 

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1.5V is really, really high. You shouldn't be going much over 1.4V for regular use. And even that is mostly with higher-end motherboards with more stability for overclocking. And you should really never overclock on a low-quality power supply; it's the equivalent of having a heart problem and running a marathon. You're most likely murdering your motherboards.
Damn "murdering" hit me hard. But that makes the most sense that's what i will assumed that happened. I shall buy a new motherboard and not oc untill i get a better psu or not oc at all
 

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Damn "murdering" hit me hard. But that makes the most sense that's what i will assumed that happened. I shall buy a new motherboard and not oc untill i get a better psu or not oc at all
It's not certain, but it's quite likely, especially with most of the easier solutions looked at. That's a lot of voltage and certainly a LOT of voltage to only get to 3.6 GHz. Remember, CPUs in the base tier aren't chosen for their ability to overclock well. You won't hit the silicon lottery on many Ryzen 1200s because the ones with only four suitable cores that clock well are going to tend to be binned as 1300x CPUs. Cranking up the voltage doesn't get around this issue!
 

jordanblaze

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It's not certain, but it's quite likely, especially with most of the easier solutions looked at. That's a lot of voltage and certainly a LOT of voltage to only get to 3.6 GHz. Remember, CPUs in the base tier aren't chosen for their ability to overclock well. You won't hit the silicon lottery on many Ryzen 1200s because the ones with only four suitable cores that clock well are going to tend to be binned as 1300x CPUs. Cranking up the voltage doesn't get around this issue!
Noted, probably should've researched looked up a oc guide for it sooner or left it. It not certain yes but one thing i will say is on the old board i had it oc'd to 3.9 at 1.8 much higher than this one so that's probably why this one lasted longer
 

DSzymborski

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1.8! That should never be happening. I definitely would recommend you not overclock until you sit down and really read up on the process. I know it's hard to say this without sounding jerky, but I rather you be slightly offended and not having to keep buying stuff than being unoffended and losing money left and right!
 

jordanblaze

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Trust me i'm not offended. I'm just little more pissed at myself. Oh and another thing does overclocking the gpu affect mobo as well?The next motherboard will be a little more exspensive with some sorta vrm cooling and so on for the future.
 
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Well guys i got a new motherboard, it wored of course. I will now onow to be safe next time i oc if ever again lol. Thanks for all the help and responses 👍
 

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