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Post by Pararaptor on Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:52 am

And now I have to post this from a laptop.

Anyway, in an effort to combat my desktop's ridiculous, escalating & unsustainable overheating issues (around 70 degrees celcius while idle, went up to 85 when I tried to play Crysis) I hooked up a new fan to the motherboard, & lo & behold the thing won't even boot properly. Starts loading, takes ages & then freezes halfway through.
So I take the new fan out & the same thing happens. Nothing is working to get this thing to actually run Windows.

I'd be pretty safe in wagering that I've fried my motherboard, right?
Can anyone point me in the direction of a new one that doesn't double as fission reactor? Or indeed, anyway to fix this piece of shit that doesn't involve building a new one?

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Wayward on Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:57 am

You probably already checked this, but did you clean out the original fan?

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Pararaptor on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:08 am

No need. I took both fans out & now not only is it working but it's also cooled down by almost 10 degrees.

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Wayward on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:15 am

Glad to hear it's working!

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Pararaptor on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:17 am

Mmmm. It's given me sooooo much fucking grief over the past 5 years though, I'm thinking it might just be easier in the long run to build a new one anyway.

Crysis pushed it to the mid-seventies again but it's creeping back down.
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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Wayward on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:22 am

It does seem like knowing the cause of the problem would still be useful, in case it starts running hot again.

Wish I could be more helpful, but I haven't known shit about computers since the 1990s.

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by MilkyFresh on Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:45 pm

Pararaptor wrote:(around 70 degrees celcius while idle, went up to 85 when I tried to play Crysis)
WHAT

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Pararaptor on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:20 pm

Yeah. It's crept back up to 70 degrees idle again, no fans.

I don't know what to do with it, it had overheating problems with the old Nvidia card but they weren't nearly as bad as the ones that came with this ATI. And if I can't get it cooler with fans, what the hell else am I supposed to do? I practically freeze my room, wrapped up in a polar fleece under a blanket & this shit just persists.


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Re: Computer got fried

Post by MilkyFresh on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:21 pm

It will melt and then you won't have a computer, you'll have a puddle.

Take it to a computer tech man.

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Pararaptor on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:23 pm

Have done, on several occasions. I don't trust them at all, all the businesses I went to replaced parts that fucked it even further & the only dude I do trust doesn't do a thing to help it.
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Post by MilkyFresh on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:49 pm

Mmmyeah, techies are by far the sketchiest profession out there. We're lucky enough to have a good friend who's an IT guy, we pay him for repairs in whiskey. Good arrangement.

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Pararaptor on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:51 pm

I'm gonna move it to a much bigger case sometime, see if that changes anything. If not, time for a new motherboard.

I just had the biggest attack of dyslexia then. None of that sentence made sense whatsoever for a few seconds.
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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Furburt on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:53 pm

MilkyFresh wrote:Mmmyeah, techies are by far the sketchiest profession out there. We're lucky enough to have a good friend who's an IT guy, we pay him for repairs in whiskey. Good arrangement.

That's how the technician in STALKER: Call of Pripyat works. He works better the more vodka you give him.

Until he passes out.

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Post by MilkyFresh on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:54 pm

Haha, that rocks. The more I hear about Stalker the more I want to play it.I'll wait until it goes real cheap on Steam.

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Re: Computer got fried

Post by Pararaptor on Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:56 pm

I got SoC & CoP for $5.

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