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  1. evangilder

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    So I leaned over my PC this morning to plug in a USB cable and something smelled like it was burning. It was...my PC! It's been giving me trouble for a few weeks and I thought I could limp it along for another month or so. Nope. I shut it doen and pulled the cover. It was like Spiccoli's van door opening in Fast times. A puff of smoke, and it didn't smell good at all.

    One of my Intel chips bit the big one...bad! Here is the evidence. Thank god my drives weren't effected. So my new machine is downloading the data while I use my old trusty spare. It wasn't in the budget for a new computer this month. Well, it is now.
     

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    Evan.

    The chips are cooked. :p :lol: :rolleyes:
     
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    I'll say! Man, that really stinks. I had forgotten how bad.
     
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    Send a quick note to Santa! I'll vouch for you being good! :D
     
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    Good??? Pfftttt.......

    Santa knows whose naughty and nice, and I can vouch for this board that NO ONE is on the nice list....

    Bummer Eric about the comp.... Quality control aint what it used to be huh???
     
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    Nice Eric ;). Mine hasn't done that yet (although I did lose my hard drive last year - and most of what was on it).
     
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    Eric: I have a question.... doesn't that chip have cooling fins or a fan ?
    Seems odd....

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    Not all chipsets have a cooler.Some of them are working without, Charles.
    My first proc.Athlon looked like this chip when had burned.

    Condolence Evan.:(
     
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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... fire roasted chips
     
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    :lol: Intel or Motorola?
     
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    The machine was about 3-4 years old, so it was probably about 6 months overdue for an upgrade. I typically go about 2-3 years between PC changes. Oh well. The only bummer is that this happened after Hanukkah, when I could have maybe gotten a few upgrades.

    So far, so good. My F drive, with 125G of pictures lost a total of 5 pictures, which were edits of originals, so I didn;t lose any photos from that one. One more drive to go, the C drive, which worries me. I was about 2-3 months behind in backing up the pictures there. My fingers are crossed. I will be putting it in the new machine shortly....

    The chip wasn't the main processor, so it didn't have a heat sink or anything. I had three fans in that chassis too!
     
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    damn sorry evan, I better clean the fan in my comp soon! I was supposed to do it about 6 months ago.....
     
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    Bummer!


    I regulary clean my computer mind its in a dusty area. Hope its not harsh on the wallet.
     
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    I do blow the dust out every 3-6 months and check the fans. You just never know when a component is going to fail. This one went out with quite a bang. The replacement was a bit of a bite, but not terrible. Thankfully, they are more of a commodity these days.
     
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    So you don't have to go to good ol' UK for some fish and chips when you're on the go then....? Sorry to hear about your wee mishap mate...
     
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    Damn Eric that sucks. I am limping my computer along at the moment as well. Going to have to buy a new one next month.
     
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    I was hoping to go into the new year. So my new lens for the photo business got put on hold. No biggie.
     
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    It seems like laptops break down faster. We have had two computers die because the motherboard melted or somthing like that on them.
     
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    That's one of the reasons I don't get laptops. I don't need one, the cost more than desktops and because they are smaller, are more heat sensitive and more fragile. This is the first desktop that I have ever had that happen to.
     
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    A Royal pain in the Imperial *ss none the less matey....
     

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