Hello guys, my computer blew up and I will be inactive for some time, a long time perhaps, maybe 1-2 months.
Let me tell the story
I was sitting down and I clicked the power button on my computer, all of a sudden the fan started making a loud noise and BOOM. Sparks and smoke went everywhere. I dont even overclock! : (
So anyway I'm getting a better computer by 1-2 months. I just wanted to tell you this guys cause I have nothing better to do.
Old PC SPECS
1.9ghz P4 1 gig ddrpc800 ram Ati radeon 9550 39 gig harddrive
New PC SPECS
X2 AMD 3800+ 2 Gig DDR2 pc800 Nvidia Geforce 7900GT 120 gig harddrive
As you can see it is a huge change for me = P
Go from snail to road runner, big change indeed.
I'm curious on how it actually blew up... O.o
Resynchronizing with RealitySorry, You're Not a Winner
18th April 2006
Yes, that it certainly a big change. I suppose the computer was nearing the end of it's life, hence why it "blew up". I hope you have better luck with your new computer. ;)
No seriously, I can't make sense of it. Nothing to my knowledge inside a computer would randomly start producing enough heat to create sparks and smoke just from turning on the power. Anyone have any ideas?
Btw, that new computer sounds sexy Rommel.
I think Mary Poppins is fit.
13th July 2006
I feel scared now. The computer i'm using right now is seven years old. I once took the tower apart to have a look inside and there was a mountain high pile of thick grey dust. That was two years ago. Imagine it now. Apparently, it's a fire hazard. Oh bother. Maybe i should just stick to my laptop and let old betty retire.
Hey...sounds like a good thing then with those new specs.A good computer indeed.
Sorry for short post , cant stay long , computer might explode!
It blewing up sounds odd indeed, but sadly things like that happen, a few years ago I had an old floppy disk drive burn some power cords and as far as I remember the motherboard. It made quite some smoke, I thought it was going to actually start burning but bringing the fire extinguisher turned out to be unnecessary.
Dr.Riot;3535636I feel scared now. The computer i'm using right now is seven years old. I once took the tower apart to have a look inside and there was a mountain high pile of thick grey dust. That was two years ago. Imagine it now. Apparently, it's a fire hazard. Oh bother. Maybe i should just stick to my laptop and let old betty retire.
Clean it. Now. ;)
Huffardo;3535676Clean it. Now. ;)
Compressed air ftw! :D
Well I found the problem, I took off the motherboard fan and I saw roasted dust, I wish I had a cam because damn, side of my desk has burn marks. It seems the huge clob of dust stopped the fan, the heatsink took to much heat and blew.
Tip for you guys, clean out the back.
And if your wondering how I'm communicating, im using the nintendo wii and its a bitch to type.