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    Exclamation [dead asrock a75 extreme6]

    Hi everyone. It's been over 2 years since I last posted at TT. I was then, as now, doing my first build from the motherboard-on-up. My old PIII kept hanging in there however, and so after another few attempts at getting even one of the onboard buttons to light I finally just gave up. If you look at my profile you can see my TT posts: I performed the paperclip test on the Cooler Master PSU originally intended for this build; it was indeed dead (no surprise); shipped back while still under warranty; operational following repair; no help getting my Asrock A75 Extreme6 to light up; and certain I was being punished for purchasing a cheap power supply forked over $200 for a quality Enermax Platimax 600 PSU. When my Asrock still wouldn't light I performed the paperclip test on the Enermax PSU and (no surprise) it worked beautifully. By the way . . . what a quiet PSU! Wow.

    My PIII having now officially died last week I summoned my courage to return to the Build-From-Hell but this time I pulled out my old Supermicro manuals and studied their troubleshooting section. They begin with an extremely logical flowchart graphic with dozens of branches. The first branch asks : Does the motherboard have power? and that is when you notice that all of those troubleshooting branches are on one side only. If you answered No to Supermicro's first question on the flowchart (does the motherboard have lights) their answer is perfunctory: Replace Motherboard.

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

    I'm at the library typing this because I have no computer. I've got about half-an-hour more on their internet connection and then have to wait until tomorrow (Sunday, and thank God they have hours on Sunday!!) to read your replies. I am certainly out of warranty, so while I wait for your replies to this thread I'm going to anticipate that Asrock's repair cost will be so prohibitive that I might as well buy a new motherboard and go shopping with the 20 minutes remaining to me. I'll build this computer one way or another with this same motherboard but the experience has been so frustrating (and costly) that I'll never buy an Asrock motherboard again. This was supposed to be an exciting moment for me building my first computer and the experience will always be accompanied by my memory of the brand that turned it into a nightmare.

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    And yet you don't give thought to the CoolerMaster PSU possibly being the cause of your MB woes? ........

    I'm not saying that the MB might or might not have have been DOA, but .............
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    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    And yet you don't give thought to the CoolerMaster PSU possibly being the cause of your MB woes?
    Wardog, I forgive you that comment. Not only did I have the CoolerMaster repaired, when the Asrock still wouldn't light I purchased a high-end Enermax Platimax 600. Paper clip tests on both; repaired CoolerMaster functioning; new out-of-the-box Enermax Platimax functioning.

    I did however learn one thing from this experience:
    Buy your board factory-refurbished because the Asrock brand coming out of Asia is of dubious quality so unreliable, in fact, as to presume the reason why their RMA instructions are so punitive, adversarial and defensive is due to the sheer volume of Asrock boards arriving to the U.S. DOA.

    Fortunately I live in Silicon Valley and have access to motherboard repair services from really, really skilled tech engineers armed with soldering guns. Jesus wept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semicodin View Post
    Wardog, I forgive you that comment. Not only did I have the CoolerMaster repaired, when the Asrock still wouldn't light ...........
    My point. Consider the CoolerMaster took the MB out on your initial installation/building.

    Fortunately I live in Silicon Valley and have access to motherboard repair services from really, really skilled tech engineers armed with soldering guns. Jesus wept.
    I myself would prefer a reflow station over a soldering gun. Heyzeus played.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
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    Default Re: [dead asrock a75 extreme6]

    FYI: 2014 Motherboard RMA Rate (new update from Hardware.fr) | TechPowerUp Forums
    2014 Motherboard RMA Rate (new update from Hardware.fr)

    note: The forum member in the TechPowerUp thread, post #3 produced some charts that are easy to read.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: [dead asrock a75 extreme6]

    I began using ASRock MB's as a less expensive alternative.

    Now though, although their pricing is somewhat lower, I buy them because they simply work and the features offered don't differentiate too far from the others. Gigabyte MB's here seem to have the highest defect rate.

    There are many good things to take away in that link. For instance when the AMD FX 125w CPUs came out, there wasn't a manufacturer one that did not claim their 970 boards could handle the FX's 125w. We now know that is complete bull sheet. The VRM's got hot and either cut back, or worse, and more predictably, simply burnt out when they became stressed and overloaded due to heat. ASRock is just as guilty of this as is the others. BIOS release trying to quell the overloading, limit the max CPU, etc etc .... The list went on and on but in the end they all admitted their 970 board just couldn't keep up with the 125w requirements of the FX's.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be your PSU at issue.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

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