Hey guys, was as you can probably tell by the title I am worried I may have been a little over zealous screwing in my motherboard. First off I am not sure if this is really a problem as it is just at the screw points and doesn't effect any of the traces. However I was wondering if it could affect the ground (I doubt it but that's why I am here!) All mounting points look similiar the pictures are probably of the worst one. The computer itself actually turns on and runs fine however after two weeks of running it this way I have had some problems. First off I can hear the telltale signs of a dying hard drive. The drive is about 4 years old though and has saw heavy use. The second more major issue in the last two weeks has to due with my gpu. While gaming my gpu completely dropped signal to my monitor at which point I noticed an awful smell of burning plastic / rubber (maybe a capacitor not sure what those smell like). I isolated to the card by removing the card and running on integrated graphics. This confirmed it was the gpu. The harddrive is a seagate and the graphics card is a EVGA 770 sc. Oh, and the card still worked (but still smelled) after restarting the computer while trouble shooting. The card was only about 1.5 years old. There is a possibility both the card and harddrive got damaged when my last motherboard failed. Still not sure how my old motherboard failed. I left the pc running while I went to do errands and came back to no signal to the monitor from my EVGA 770 and after trying to restart and pulling different parts and trying different ram slots that board was throwing all kinds of beep codes such as memory codes, gpu codes ect... My 770 is getting replaced by warrenty however! Basically I am wondering if running this overtighting the screws on my new motherboard could have taken my gpu out or if there is any other reasons why it would be better to get rid of the motherboard in favor of a new one. Thanks you very much!
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