Question What is this SMD (Z690 Formula)

Feb 28, 2022
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Hi all. I was doing some cable management and stupid me wasn't very careful when I started moving cables around. An RGB cable got stuck on a SMD and managed to break it, and honestly I am not too sure what this even is. I did a quick boot test and it seemed to work fine, but would like to know what this even is. I have attached some pics; the little gold thing was sticking up from the board component at about a 45 degree angle (at least that's what I see in pictures online) and that's what the cable caught on to and seemingly broke and yanked out of place.










View: https://imgur.com/a/W84MpdA


Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!!!!
 

Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

If the system doesn't exhibit any issues during boot up, idle or under stress, I'd say to leave it alone. I can't find schematics for the board but that doesn't appear to be part of the power delivery area of the CPU unless it's a thermocouple/bimetallic strip.
 
Feb 28, 2022
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

If the system doesn't exhibit any issues during boot up, idle or under stress, I'd say to leave it alone. I can't find schematics for the board but that doesn't appear to be part of the power delivery area of the CPU unless it's a thermocouple/bimetallic strip.
Thanks for the kind welcome!! And yeah, I plan to just ignore whatever this thing is assuming I don't encounter and weird issues in the future. If I try to follow the trace visually (no guarantee I'm even tracking it properly, as multilayer PCBs hide a ton), it does go to the 8+8 pin EPS area, but yeah, your guess is as good as any honestly. Thanks for the help!
 

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