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currently have 3 dead/damaged rex here. 

#1 - dead vcore fujitsu + some conductive thermal paste near NB shorting the nb vrm. Board appears to be working fine again. 

#2 - dead vcore fujitsu, vcore shorted to 12V. Found dead mosfet, replaced it + driver + controller, it blew straight up again. with lab psu it goes beyond memory training during post, so I assume with proper epower it should work properly. 

#3 - dead vcore fujitsu, vcore not turning on. lots of corrosion. With controller removed + epower it doesn’t attempt going beyond 00. other unnecessary chips have been removed. tried powering SB with lab psu to check current draw, it only draws 15mA at 1.05V which seems very little. Suspicion is dead SB but beyond that no idea. 

 

resistances appear normal on all 3 boards after faulty parts have been removed/fixed. 

 

Board #2 :D 

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Here's another puzzle.

Was benching E8500 with RE on cold. Got a shutdown with no load, board did not react to anything anymore. Dried it up, turned it on next day - CPU Fujitsu exploded. Removed the Fujitsu and now board does this:
without CPU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPjkpKS5dUU
with CPU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQFnkCpdekc
In both cases it powers on itself as soon as it gets power from PSU. The LED shows PLL voltage.

CPU, PLL, VTT, NB and SB resistances are within 10% of working boards.

Any ideas what it could be?

 

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On 7/24/2020 at 12:58 AM, TaPaKaH said:

Here's another puzzle.

Was benching E8500 with RE on cold. Got a shutdown with no load, board did not react to anything anymore. Dried it up, turned it on next day - CPU Fujitsu exploded. Removed the Fujitsu and now board does this:
without CPU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPjkpKS5dUU
with CPU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQFnkCpdekc
In both cases it powers on itself as soon as it gets power from PSU. The LED shows PLL voltage.

CPU, PLL, VTT, NB and SB resistances are within 10% of working boards.

Any ideas what it could be?

 

have a similar board now. vcore vrm is dead, 12v vcore now and does exactly the same as in your videos... also the already replaced fujitsu exploded again :D these boards are a nightmare

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1 hour ago, 4n0nym0u5b3nch3r said:

Damn shame there is no boardview available for the REX.

 

Some ideas can still be sourced from P5Q3 Deluxe boardview. Though quite different (chipset, layout and missing rog chips), they utilise same concept. 

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10 hours ago, 4n0nym0u5b3nch3r said:

Damn shame there is no boardview available for the REX.

 

I have boardview for REX, but i can't share it with you.

Just PM me and I can help everyone with repair :)

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