My motherboards on fire

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  1. Öhr

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  2. Extraordinary

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    RIP

    On the bright side, your house didn't go up with it
     
  3. Öhr

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    sure smells like it though...
     
  4. ---TK---

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    My mb is over 3 years old. Hate to see it taking out my components.
    RIP.
     

  5. Öhr

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    question is, how do i test the remaining components? hdds should be safe. gpu and cpu might have been damaged as well as my PSU. sound card (the one in the pick) is probably toast...
     
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    You'd have to put them in another working machine, or get another board and rebuild

    Sure there ought to be some sort of claim you could make, out of warranty is one thing, almost killing an entire family is another
     
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    if i hadnt had a smoke alarm (and someone with a keen nose), it might have turned out real bad. by the time i flipped the switch, the pc was actually still running - no visuals though, so probably frozen or gpu dead already...
     
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  8. BLEH!

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    Sad times. Happened to one of my old boards, once. Gigabyte GA-7NNXP, SATA controller fried and took the CPU with it.
     
  9. Öhr

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    just calculated the potential money that i have to put in there (not counting those with warranty), and it should come down to about 600€, though I really dont wanna replace anything yet:
    my 2600K was perfectly fine and running awesomely fast and cool
    my gtx480 I was gonna replace once the 800 series is out, but its not quite here yet
    my RAM is plenty and fast enough for everything i throw at it
    my mobo is toast. okay, that i srsly have to replace

    hopefully, all my drives survived!
     
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    Is that cobwebs I see on that switch? That dust MAY be the probable motherboard murder weapon. The next motherboard you buy you may want to use canned air more often.
     
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  11. Öhr

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    not cobweb no, just some dust. also its mostly the lighting that makes the accumulated dust that visible. its really not much on there.

    also, i use dust filters, but even they arent perfect :)
     
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    Kind of reminds me when I had my central air conditioner first installed, an spider soon set up house in the outdoor controls in the condenser unit and got between the contacts in the relay, sure enough the outside unit wouldn't start and when the service tech came to fix it (under warranty) he started laughing his ass of, I asked him what was so funny and that's when he showed me the dead spider between the contacts of the relay (he did replace the relay with an improved relay that was sealed).
     
  13. thatguy91

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    Where exactly on the board does it appear to have originated from? Even though it's the board that copped the damaged it could have been caused by something else. For instance, a faulty PSU can do that to a motherboard, likewise a faulty GPU could, maybe, cause that. If there's a short on the PSU that causes a cross between the PCI-E power connectors and the motherboard supplied power, I don't see this out of the realms of possibility.
     
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    Damn man that sucks. I never seen that happen before. I hope that you get another rig back up and running.
     
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    Happened to me to my old MSI P35 Neo3 due agressive overclock.

    RIP.
     

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    I feel sad for that SB Z. :( But now you have an excuse to upgrade. Playing with new hardware is always fun.
     
  17. Veteran

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    Just WOW!
    I never seen that before.
     
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    Indeed same as Veteran said never seen that before,maybe you can find a cheap second hand p67 or z68 board just to test if the 2600k still works.
     
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    There is a chance your CPU, RAM and GFX card MIGHT still be alive.
     
  20. StewieTech

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    OP, did you abuse on them volts? One time i put 2v on a ddr2 memory and right after saving settings all i hear was a few pops, burning smell and lots of smoke coming from the ventilation on the top of the case.:)
     

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