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by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Urgent help needed
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Urgent help needed

okay I would like to thank everyone for the fast and thorough responses :), I will let you guys know how it goes tomorrow afternoon.
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Urgent help needed
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Urgent help needed

you can see in the second picture how one spot is clean and one is dusty lol, around where the F from Formula is was where the worst of the water hit
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Urgent help needed
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Urgent help needed

lol well hopefully it will work tomorrow :P, it seems pretty like it really dry, btw i also set the heater in my room to the max so my room is really warm and the comp seems very dry ... ill take some pictures http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh243/maj0r_pawnage/DSC00478.jpg http://i258.photobucke...
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Urgent help needed
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Urgent help needed

so um, i used the drier for like 15min but on both the vid card for like 3-4min and blowing it over never focused on the mobo for like 10min ( not all at one time either @ intervals), so whats the risk? (i was holding it about 2-3feet away from the mobo so it was blowing warm air on the low setting ...
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Urgent help needed
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Urgent help needed

thanks for all the quick replys :), i just took off the vcards hsf and the card itself is dry(took this opportunity to apply arctic silver :D) only a narrow band of the mobo was actually soaked though, i can take a picture for you guys to see, it actually looks pretty dry, but ill use the hair dryer...
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Urgent help needed
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Re: Urgent help needed

yes im sure it was rainwater because the window was open and its been raining like crazy and its not sticky :P, i cleaned up most of the surface water with a napkin, but i think there is water inside the heat sink/fan, the part where the power cable goes into the mobo wasnt wet at all, the only part...
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Urgent help needed
Replies: 48
Views: 6237

Urgent help needed

Long story short, my computer was shutdown and the power cable was still in, but the power supply was not turned off, and i was away last night, and i came home to find half my motherboard and video card covered in rainwater(but the cpu/hard drive/power supply/ram were dry), is there any hope of sav...
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed May 21, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: AMD 5000 X2 series vs ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4938

Re: AMD 5000 X2 series vs ?

i heard the new lower end c2ds can't oc as well, if this is true just get a e6300 or q6600 with a good aircooler the total should be ~150 for e6300
by maj0r_pawnage
Sat May 17, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

I guess its because my fan broke and im using the 120mm fan that came with it instead of the scythe, but the weird thing is... when i first installed it, the temps were in the mid-high 30s not mid to high 40s?
by maj0r_pawnage
Fri May 16, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

okay well i got it back, the temps seem kinda high though, 46-48C idle? Should i try to refit it? with thermalright 120 extreme with 120mm fan
by maj0r_pawnage
Thu May 08, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: First Intel Build, Recommendations Welcome.
Replies: 23
Views: 5029

Re: First Intel Build, Recommendations Welcome.

isn't ati releasing a refresh this month? if the supposed benches are correct than the 4870(single) would blow the gx2 out of the water...(which seems unlikely?)but it may be worth the wait
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed May 07, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: ?? Will "Too Much" Memory Degrade Performance ??
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: ?? Will "Too Much" Memory Degrade Performance ??

no it won't, it will just be unused if there is excess
by maj0r_pawnage
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

so i guess ill just return the ram as well to get that out of the way, the smell didnt seem like it was coming from the whole board but more from the bottom end of it towards the gfx card area,guess this should be a good learning experience lol,q6600+3870=300-400 ish worst case scenario... hopefully...
by maj0r_pawnage
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

So only the motherboard would be killed not any of the other parts? well i packed up the mobo and will be returning it tomorrow,,, and still got warrenty on ram, psu seems fine, dunno about video card or cpu though, guess it wouldnt cost that much to get a q6600/3870 if they are burned out, on a bri...
by maj0r_pawnage
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

well dont be so glad lol i think i fried my system :-(... well as i was installing the new hsf my the mobo was kind of resting ontop of the case pin things but not locked into its normal position, and the extreme 120 fan set up was pretty odd so i decided to see which way the fan blows air before i ...
by maj0r_pawnage
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

well i would imagine that the heat would rise ? since the case is on its side all the heat is going up/out
by maj0r_pawnage
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

i think on a sub conscious level i knew summer was coming and I wouldn't be able to sustain the same oc with the same cooler, so maybe i "let" it break so i would have an excuse to buy a new one :O
by maj0r_pawnage
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Re: Close Call!

Hopefully you don't work on computers for a living. :mrgreen: I would have avoided answering the door until the problem was fixed or had the machine shut down. Hey! why were you in there with the machine running open case anyways??? :-k i dunnno, i just let the wire drop, and thought to myself, wha...
by maj0r_pawnage
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Close Call!
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Close Call!

Whew, well heres the story(two parts)my comp is on its side with the case open, so somehow my earphone wire gets stuck into cpu fan, and it stops and then someone knocks @ the door so i go to open it(somehow completely forgetting about the cpu thing) i come back 15min later to see that its almost on...
by maj0r_pawnage
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: New computer Build up and running, with some kinks
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: New computer Build up and running, with some kinks

maybe he is using old parts for a new build :p