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OT: PC burn out.
The other night my home PC died.
Specifically, my processor fan gave out while I was in the other room and it
overheated. (I left it for a few hours)
Now, when I plug the power supply into the little 12V power jack next to the
CPU, the power supply won't turn on. In fact it appears to be shorting
internally because once I attempt it the power supply won't come back alive
util it has power removed from it, is unplugged from the header, and sits a
This happens regardless of whether the processor is installed or not.
The neither the processor nor the motherboard show any visable damage and they
don't smell like they've been burned.
Given these clues I have concluded that at least my motherboard is fried.
My processor may or may not be fried, I'm not real sure how to check this
short of putting it into a known good motherboard and seeing what it does.
I have ordered a replacement motherboard from newegg(and am wondering why I
ever went with micro ATX) and am debating whether to order a new processor
(AMD 2600)or to risk putting the potentially blown processor into the new
motherboard and try it out.
What do you think?
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