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Graphics Ahh! my computer set on fire.... and the replacement came :P

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by webbyman, 1 Apr 2006.

  1. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    ok.... :worried:

    i was just playing age of empires 3, on a single player skirmish only for a few minutes... lets say about 10minutes....

    untill shock shock horror horror ahhhh! my f***king computer is smoking and why can i see a 5-10cm flame inside my computer....

    luckily the computer was just under the desk i had the side of the case off and i reacted pretty much instantly as you can see by only minor damge to the graphics card... :nono:

    i blew the flames out :p with big blows of air :brrr: :baby: :D

    it was a XFX 6600GT ill get some pics, but i need to take them with my phone and put them on my dads computer (which im using now)
     
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  2. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    :worried:

    What area of the card were the flames at?
     
  3. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    :jawdrop: bloddy hell. guess that wont work anymore!!!!

    what the hell did you do to it????
     
  4. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    who knows.... im trying to install the nokia suit on ym dads pc to post pictures :O

    it's on the far right side 2 thirds of the way up to the top of the card, a bit below to where the extra power would go too if it needed loads of juice it's

    i've just done a little bit of drawing on another card, as nokia drivers are being annoying to install im still trying to getpics though :D

    im thinking of testing it in my pc, since i did for some stupid reason turn my pc straight on after i blew the fire out lol but quickly ripped the power out as i thought 'what am i doing?!'

    i forgot to mention ^ the power suddenly tripped on my pc too

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    April fools?

    If not, pics.
     
  6. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    Ok... I don't believe you :phow can a GPU set a light? short circuit?
     
  7. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    [​IMG]
    best image i have, but ill post more if anyone wants...

    ( ^ i didn't say the gpu caught fire)

    looks a bit more fierce in real, and the pic isn't all that clear


    heres another...

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    Ok so I should of said graphics card. By thoses pics the componant looks like a voltage regulator (VRM) it looks like it's overheated and some how caught on fire, I think you could RMA the card still.
     
  9. hitman012

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    Fr4nk is right - that particular component is a power MOSFET (IRF7807Z), which helps to regulate the provided voltages down to the appropriate ones for the card's components. If it malfunctions or fails in any way, you might well get a nice burnout like that which should be covered in warranty.

    Incidentally, what power supply were you using at the time?
     
  10. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    Didn't bigz have this trouble with 2x 6600's in SLI?
     
  11. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Interesting, looks doctored but interesting....
     
  12. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    Almost as doctured as the card that had contacts trimed to fit the agp port.
     
  13. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    it's a pcie card and im using a pretty good power supply Enermax 485 watt psu it's an atx 2.0 jobbie

    rest of system dfi ultra D mobo, 2 x 512mb corsair pc4400 stuff, 3000+ winnie cpu

    none of which were overclocked i should mention.
     
  14. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    I've heard of something similar. A guy on another forums mobo went on fire, he actuall had a camera video of it, so he wasn't making it up. These things do seem to happen, very very rarely, but they do.
     
  15. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    doesn't fill me with much faith in modern electronics.
     
  16. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    and whats quite scary to me is, as i had the computer running while i was out for a few hours it could have happened then :O

    i could have easily left the game playing while i was making dinner :worried:
     
  17. dogbait

    dogbait What's a Dremel?

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    Good thing you caught it in time then! :) It's an XFX card so RMA should be a cinch, their UK support is very good indeed.
     
  18. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Yes, I had big plumes of smoke coming from a pair of 6600 GTs.
     
  19. Shadowed_fury

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    Thats pretty scary.
    What did the manufacter have to say about that? :miffed:
     
  20. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Ok ill believe you, but just this once :miffed: :eyebrow:
     
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