• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

Scratch on motherboard - is it fatal?

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

yoadknux

Member
Joined
May 6, 2016
My friend upgraded his PC and I was gonna give his Z390 motherboard an OC test, problem is he scratched the motherboard in the socket area.
I have no experience with this type of damage, is it usually fatal? I attach the images he took.

dE1mhmk.jpg VbO0ebl.jpg

Would appreciate your knowledge!
 

JLK03F150

What have I done! Member
Joined
May 17, 2005
Location
Georgia
Hopefully those two traces just have the insulation scraped off & they are not shorted or open. Only one way to find out if it still works, set it up & start it up. :chair:
 

Woomack

Benching Team Leader
Joined
Jan 2, 2005
Looks like the traces are fine but without tests hard to confirm that. If I'm right then the traces are for RAM slots so if you don't have any other way to check it, then run some RAM stability tests on all slots. Also as ihrsetrdr said, coat the scratch with nail polish or something similar.