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I recently fried my MSI GTX 460 Cyclone while overclocking it (didn't go above 1.087v and temperatures never went above 83c, which was right before it fried). Ever since I think it's smelled a little bit like burnt electronics. The computer has been running fine off of an old Nvidia 7300 GS without random crashes (except while overclocking the CPU) and moderate temperatures in HWMonitor. Anyways, because my graphics card already got ruined, could this be a power supply issue? Should I be worried, or is it just smell from the fried 460? Considering that was about 5 days ago that seems unlikely to me.

I should mention that the whole system is pretty much brand new, except for the case, case fans, HDD, and optical drive. I tried to locate the source of the smell but I can't find it, I really hope I'm imagining it and am just being paranoid.

Oh I forgot to mention, I just reapplied thermal paste to my cooler (AS5) yesterday. I don't know if that could have anything to do with it.
Edited by Buuntu - 8/16/11 at 7:43pm
    
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The burnt electronics smell can linger around for a week.

Give it time young padawan.
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The burnt electronics smell can linger around for a week.

Give it time young padawan.
I'm still a bit nervous, I think it does smell stronger when it has been on for a while, and it seems like 5 days with open windows for a good part of the day should have cleared out the smell...

I was thinking about getting a 850w Corsair and returning the one I have anyways, since it might be more future proof.
    
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The burnt electronics smell can linger around for a week.

Give it time young padawan.
Yea nothing like burnt Silicon. I hope you are running that case without covers otherwise is gonna take forever to disipate that smell.
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If you haven't then remove the covers so air can move around every bit of the case.

Smell of burnt silicon takes really long to go away, it was for quite some time in my oven after a failed baking attempt.
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Yep, just want to add my vouches to the accounts above me. I've burned more than a couple of things before and I had to sleep in my living room cause my power supply exploded in my bedroom. Couldn't sleep in that room for a solid week.

Keep your room well ventilated and the smell should dissipate in another couple of days.
    
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Yeah I don't keep the panels off because it sits on a carpeted floor and I am afraid that static from the carpet might short out something (and I have a curious cat). The funny thing is that the smell started after the video card was fried but I couldn't even find any burn marks on the card. Anyways, I hope you guys are right that it's just left over smell. Until then I might play it cautiously and try not to run it all day or fold with it.

EDIT: And maybe "very light smell" doesn't do it justice... maybe more of a light or moderate smell
Edited by Buuntu - 8/16/11 at 8:17pm
    
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