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HELP !!! Oh my god... I blew up my PC

post #1 of 19
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I apologize for opening a new thread, but you can obviously realize how urgent this is.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I blew up my PC.

I was trying to reach the max possible overclock. I was currently testing my 3.8GHz with dual prime95, when suddenly I heard a loud bang and saw a small explosion which I think came from the PSU.

PC is dead...
Is it the PSU that died. If such an explosion occured - do I have a good reason to believe it killed some other parts too?

I thought there are some kind of defense mechanism against those kind of stuff. I mean come on, shouldn't the machine become seriously unstable before it blows up?
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post #2 of 19
It sounds like the powersupply crapped out, not totally uncommon...might explain the bad droop too. Do you have a backup psu?

You needed a beefier one anyways...perfect time to upgrade.

Any way to take pictures?
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post #3 of 19
Im guessing you like russian roulet, you know with having a crap noname psu in your pc!

Its kind of a gamble. The psu may have just died and left the other stuff "alive" or somewhat alive.... OR the psu surged all your components and blew them to smitherines. Only way to know is to test using a different working PS
    
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post #4 of 19
Do you see smoke coming from the other hardware? Do they smell weird? See any black spots on them?
post #5 of 19
Maybe the overvoltaged processor blew it up. If there was an explosion, chances are your motherboard fried cause of the blow and some other components too. I hope the best for you but currently you need a new PSU to check it out.
    
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post #6 of 19
yikes that stinks man, test another psu and hopefully it didnt surge all of the parts when it blew up.
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post #7 of 19
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I would have gotten a different PSU if I had the cash to spare.

This is a new computer, and a new PSU(3 months old). As far as I know vdroop originates from the motherboard, and not the PSU...

I can take pictures tomorrow I guess when I get a hand on my camera, but of what? a shut down PC?

I heard that when the PC doesn't get enough wattage, it shuts down. I never heard of the PSU blowing up. is this really common?

Are most chances it took anything else with it? like mobo or video card?
I guess the warranty question I asked earlier really gets a new meaning now. Can I claim it all back? I don't have any more money left for new hardware.
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post #8 of 19
The ATX power supply specification from Intel states that should the PSU malfunction, it will do so in a way which will not catch fire or harm system components. What a load of shiznit. You will need to replace the PSU and find out for yourself.
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post #9 of 19
I'm selling a 400 W Power supply on ebay for cheap, it will be enough to get at least your PC turned on again.
My reasons to think it wouldn't be a motherboard problem:
When you overclock too much, your PC will not boot, but you can still turn it on and access the BIOS and switch everything back to normal and everything will work. Or worst scenario reset CMOS but it would never cause an explosion.

Not the Video card:
Video card can blow up but wouldn't stop the PC from spinning its fans.
    
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post #10 of 19
I used to use that same PSU. It ate HDD's. 6 HDDs in 5 months.

Get a new PSU.
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