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Possible dead mobo/CPU

Aug 26, 2013
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System Name EVGA-FX | Lenny (Lenovo Y480)
Processor AMD FX-8320 @ 4.5GHz 1.416v | i7 3610qm
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Memory 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600 | 8gb DDR3 @ 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX780 Classified @ 1228MHz 1.615v | GT640m LE
Storage Crucial M500 480GB, WD Caviar Blue 500GB, WD Scorpio Blue 750GB | Samsung 250GB 840
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 1440p | 42" Vizio 3D LCD TV 1080p
Case CoolerMaster HAF XB Evo
Power Supply Seasonic G-650
Software Windows 6.3.9600
I used the ones that come with the case, and my graphics card is a perfect fit. If I'd put taller standoffs in, I don't think I'd be able to screw my graphics card on. I have been Google-searching about my mobo model, and it turns out I'm far from the only one that has experienced this problem with their I/O shield. Must be a manufacturing error on Asus' side. Most people just ended up with not using one at all, I as said tried modding it, but I guess I'll end up not using one as well. I suppose it's not a big deal, where I live there are no bugs really, and the only other trade off is a bit more dust getting in the case.
Have you tried to see if Asus will send you a new I/O shield? Maybe the next one will fit better. Couldn't hurt right?
Oct 7, 2009
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System Name Just A Gaming Rig.
Processor AMD FX-8320 @4.1GHz, 1.268V
Motherboard ASUS M5A97 Evo R2.0
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 8 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Club 3D R9 280X 3GB royalQueen, @1115/1615MHz
Storage OS+Often used stuff: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB, Mass storage: WD Blue 1TB
Case Zalman Z3 Plus
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply Corsair CX600M
Software Windows 8.1 64-bit
So, finally had time to put the rig back in the case. Put washers between the mobo and the screws, didn't install the I/O shield, and it works just fine now. So I'm pretty sure it was the I/O shield that caused this. Luckily it's not too big of a deal to run the rig without one. Thanks to everyone for their input, I'm a bit of a newbie, so couldn't of solved this without your guys' help.
Have you tried to see if Asus will send you a new I/O shield? Maybe the next one will fit better. Couldn't hurt right?
They won't send me a new one, because I didn't file a complaint within 7 days of purchase... Which is BS, cause I bought it on the 9th of December, but the store didn't ship my stuff until like the 20th of December because of some availability hiccups. Oh well, there are pretty much no bugs where I live so it's no biggie.
Oct 21, 2005
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System Name Small ATX Desktop
Processor Intel i5 8600K / 4.8 GHz @ 1.2V
Motherboard Asrock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE + Prolimatech MK-13 / Thermalright TY143 / Corsair SP-120L / Yate Loon D14BH-12
Memory G-Skill TridentZ 2X8GB DDR4 3200 CL14 F4-3200C14D-16GTZ
Video Card(s) PNY Geforce GTX 770 XLR8 OC 2GB
Storage Seagate 600 240GB SSD + 2xWD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Data
Display(s) Asus PB258Q 2560x1440 + Asus VH242H 1920x1080
Case Lian Li PC A05NB (Inverted Mobo)
Audio Device(s) Audiotechnica ATH M50X, Antlion Mod Mic 4, SYBA SD-CM-UAUD
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 660 Watt Platinum
Mouse Zowie EC2A Mouse, Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse, Corsair MM600, Inateck 900x300 mouse mat
Keyboard Filco Majestouch II Ninja TKL, Goldtouch GTC 0033 Ten Key
Software Win7 Pro 64 (Installed on Coffee Lake using PS/2 Emulation mode)
Glad its working now. IO shields are sometimes on eBay, however this depends on your geographic area.


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Jul 25, 2008
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Louisiana -Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Processor Core i7-3770k 3.5Ghz, O/C to 4.2Ghz fulltime @ 1.19v
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Pro Gen3
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-3 1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G LE
Storage 1x 250GB MX200 SSD; 2x 2TB WD Black; 1x4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 25VX 25" IPS @ 1920 x 1080
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Logitech G500
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
Glad its working now. IO shields are sometimes on eBay, however this depends on your geographic area.
You can usually find just about any IO shield you need on ebay. If there isn't one for yours today, try again in a couple days. PAtience will win you your prize!