Reportedly MSI Z790 Motherboard Failures Linked to Cracked Chipsets

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Recent reports have emerged of MSI Z790 motherboards encountering operational failures, with users experiencing boot issues. Investigations have revealed that the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chipsets on these motherboards are showing signs of cracking, rendering the devices non-functional.

    Reportedly MSI Z790 Motherboard Failures Linked to Cracked Chipsets
     
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  2. Excalibur1814

    Excalibur1814 Active Member

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    Every single time someone buys an MSI Claw, an MSI motherboard cracks.
     
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  3. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    As long as we dont know how many boards are sold globally, this might just be a fraction of units actually affected, and MSI not commenting right away,
    might be because they want to find out first whats going on, instead of commenting like ppl did with the princess of wales, only to have to backpedal on their comments.
     
  4. H83

    H83 Ancient Guru

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    How the are the chipsets cracking?
     

  5. rflair

    rflair Don Coleus Staff Member

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    Not defending any corporation but calling out MSI for not have an action plan when the extent or even possible truth to this is still in question is media overhype. We'll see.
     
  6. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    i would not have any trouble about calling them out, as long as its coming from someone actually affected.
    THOSE can actually say anything about a negative/positive response from msi.

    i know +8y ago i had purchased an Asus 32in with 75Hz/10bit/passive 3D panel when ppl were saying to stay away (at least from that model),
    and one hdmi broke after about 1y (used for cable box), and support said to send it in to get it checked/repaired,
    and i complained about time it would take (back&forth) and cost to ship.
    was told they would send me a prepaid 2day UPS label and send one out after they received it.
    one reason (i personally) wont jump on the "asus = bad support" train.
     
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  7. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Maybe too much pressure pushing on the chipset from heatsink?
     
  8. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    would really surprise me on their "better" ones.
    when i switched to x570, was surprised on how "stiff" the board was compared to other brands in same price range.
    unless of course its not caused by design, but manufacturing/QC.
     
  9. Crazy Joe

    Crazy Joe Master Guru

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    If they already knew these screws were a problem and have since replaced them in production, why didn't they issue a recall on the boards already sold that used these screws?
    Instead of having boards fixed in the recall, they seem to have waited for boards to start failing and other parties tracing back the cause to the screws before acting. Even now they just RMA the board that are DOA due to this issue, with leaving customers who have boards with the same screw design used on the heat-sink for their PCH chipsets with a potential timebomb.
     
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    Krizby Ancient Guru

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    Well I have MSI Z790 Carbon motherboard, let see how it turns out :p
     

  11. barbacot

    barbacot Maha Guru

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    Maybe they should cut the nails of that dragon.:D
    I just bought two MSI Z790 GAMING PLUS WIFI at work.
    One of them is still sealed in the box the other one refuses to make a bios update from the button with an USB stick - it needs one for a 14th gen Intel cpu - nothing installed, only power supply attached to it and the light flashes for a couple of seconds and it stays red.
    Hmm...
    I will install it tomorrow with a i5 13600 and see what happens.
     
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    I have been using a z790 tomahawk board since last summer, so far it hasn't given me any trouble. Wonder if this problem can happen over time or is it just DOA boards?
     
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    mackintosh Maha Guru

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    Fight Club explained that rather succinctly. Recalls are expensive. The issue likely isn't widespread enough for them to spend the money to do one, and any rep hit is negligible.
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    most likely scenario, over-torque is a thing.
     
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    Oh well... guess time to switch to Gigabyte. Oh... wait.
     

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