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Once I accidentally plugged in an 8 pin cpu plug into a video card's 8 pin power socket. Scary stuff, man.
post #22 of 64
Hit my heatsink and wiggled it when resetting cmos and reapply the thermal compound. It stopped registering my second stick of RAM. Upon inspection, i figured i bent a pin (since that has been a issue)

after a complete rebuild, it started to work again:D
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Mistake #1: Buying a computer from Dell.
Mistake #2: Setting AGP aperture way too low, resulting in a 30 second post.
post #24 of 64
I've Learn everything by my self , but my first mistake was to touch my old computer CPU pin with dirty hand ..
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My first build, I never plugged in the 8-pin for the mobo, took me 20 minutes to figure out blushsmiley.gif
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post #26 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13411010 
When I built my first rig I must have been doing some cable management and managed to knock the front panel connector loose but it still looked connected.

So when I first tried to power the system up on a fresh build nothing would happen! I went ballistic. Cursing and the such. Ended up taking every cable off the motherboard and stumbled upon the front panel connector cocked ever so slightly to one side indicating it wasn't fully connected, kinda like it was looking at me funny as to say "haha, idiot."

Taught me to never overlook the little stupid things.

I did the exact same thing while putting my sig rig together a few weeks ago! Got everything put together, hit the power button and........nothing! Took a good 30 mins of ranting and raving to realize that the front panel connector had come loose when I moved the box from my work bench to my desk....
post #27 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by returned4good;13411216 
Once I accidentally plugged in an 8 pin cpu plug into a video card's 8 pin power socket. Scary stuff, man.
How'd you manage that? They should fit unless you force it.
post #28 of 64
Whenever I add a new component to my system I ALWAYS forget to plug my PSU back into the wall. And I mean every time too. It's ridiculous. I mean, I add a new component pretty much monthly. You'd think I'd remember at least once.
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post #29 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Garnet;13411304 
How'd you manage that? They should fit unless you force it.

Mine fit perfectly. Beats me.
post #30 of 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmasherBasher;13411165 
If you've never made a mistake, you've never properly built a PC

Agreed, and to add to that wisdom:

If you don't ever make new mistakes, you aren't learning anything.


Computer kept hard reboot (no BSOD) dying on me last week but only randomly.

Turns out everything was perfectly setup, so I bought a new PSU.

Anyways, in the midst of a complete computer rebuild I am going through, I notice one of my PCI-E 8 pins (6+2 pins) connected to the modular PSU had gotten the +2 part jammed sidewise, thus not entering with its 6 other friends, so it was really just a 6 pin powering up my dual GPU. Serves me right for rushing.
Edited by RagingCain - 5/6/11 at 7:44pm
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