Discussion in 'Modding' started by Sc0rian, 23 Apr 2003.
lol to late for him now!
ok here goes,
killed three gfx cards, a 7900gs, mad overclock + stress test = major screen corruption, rma'd got a new one no probs.
killed a ati x800gto16 water leak lol, major screen corruption, still worked tho you could see the screen with the water lying on it. rma'd got the 7900gs as a replacement lol.
Killed a nvidia 5600 gpu mad overclock killed it eventually never ried rma'in it.
killed a tagan psu, lay under my bed for a year then rma'd got a new one
Calm down on those gfx card overclocks darren1678.
Ah well, usually dont spend more than 100quid on a card, and like to get every ounce of performance out of it, gotta a remember that this was over a 4 year period.
with many gfx's in between that where bought used and sold with no probs.
I turned one of these Seagate External HDD's into this
Problem was - I was doing a favour for a mate, I tripped on the cord and pulled the running HDD to the ground.
Starting making a funny noise.
For some reason I thought these things had a fan in it, so I took it apart, but alas it was the HDD.
Boy does a 300 Gig HDD make some noise or what ?
Anyway the moral to the story is dont let others let cables laying around.
Well unfortunately it seems i have broken my X-fi Music! Of course I'm going to try and RMA it if it doesn't sort itself out.. cant really think of much to fix it though, tried reinstalling drivers so now ill just try airing it out in the cupboard.. not that my watercooling leak has anything to do with this..
i cut apart my brand new (at the time) AIW X600 video card because i didnt realize shuttles have a small flap door to put the screw tab thing through. i cut it all to hell but it has always worked fine.
I was overclocking an old pc just to see how far i would get befor burning
To help with the cooling i set some fan's to 24volt they made a lot of noise and didn't last very long but were cooling as hell
I once was repairing a computer and spilled my coffee all over it while it was running and ruined an athlon 64 motherboard and the cpu a sound blaster audigy 2 card and I had to explain to the guy I was fixing the computer for why it would take me another couple hours to fix it lol
just bended the sh*t out of an old p2 motherboard
the connections from the pci and agp slot make a nice "pling" sound when they come out
ive fried a few mobos+p3s in my time.. ive fried some power supplies trying to start up a faulty motherboard.. rofl
Last night I was moving the HDD in my PC one slot up in the case. Being such a simple adjustment I didn't bother to unhook the SATA power connector from the drive. There was almost enough room to pull the HDD back and slide it into the next slot up. Almost. Broke the SATA connector on the edge of the soundcard PCB. Nothing major, but it would have been so easy to just unplug the power connector...but I tried to save one step. Shortcuts.
Oh well, life is a learning experience they say.
ZOMG maxtor replaced the HDDs i blew up
both of them woot
Maxtor are awesome with returns. I blew 2 x 250gb and a 1x 120gb drives by shorting them (somehow..). I got shiney 300gb / 160gb drives back
I overclocked my p4 chip that the psu/motherboard/cpu blew!
Yesterday night my overclocked 6800GT died.
I started playing some splinter cell double agent and after a few min. BAM black screen. At first I just thought the game crashed again but after a restart the screen was still black. Tried my old graphics card and it worked. I think I fried it somwhow, allthough it ran stable with overclocked settings for 2 years or so.
Now I run a Geforce 4 ti 4800se
I haven't killed anything yet.
However I did witness someone fry a Quadro PLEX VCS Model II.
I'll leave you to imagine the company president's reaction.
So what does $20K burning smell like?
about the same as a 486 or E6600, but some brimstone in there (and I don't think that was from the VCS)
definitely expensive smoke.
Well, I've just killed yet another hard drive.
250GB this time.
I shouldn't have brought that portable drive to a St. Patrick's Day party.
This time I was the one who dropped it as I stumbled home.
When will I learn that computers and alcohol are not a good mix?
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