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Today I was being stupid and I tried to plug these lights into my molex connectors while my computer was running. I know you're not supposed to do this, but I did anyways. After messing around for awhile I got shocked and the computer froze up. I restarted the computer and there doesn't seem to be any issues with any hardware, everything is functioning properly. My question is, could I have damaged anything other than molex connections? Nothing is hooked up to molex in my computer aside from a case fan and it's still running. I have a 400W Corsair.

Thanks!
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 9/6/12 at 12:40am
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post #2 of 7
well yes you are not supposed to do it this way but i've done it before (ex hooking up a fan while the PC is running) i am guessing the PC froze because of the sudden electric circuit change / burst of electricity.

if you have rebooted the system back again and have no problems then you should be good if you dont see any dramatic changes when it got back up again. thumb.gif
post #3 of 7
you got shocked by 12v?
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

you got shocked by 12v?

Whatever current runs through the Molex/Peripheral yes. I was attempting to plug in some LED lights that have the same power plugs and fans but I wasn't sure which molex holes to plug them into and I shocked my finger. I also saw a white current come out of the peripheral. Right now I am running Prime95 for maximum power draw and and no issues so far. I basically want to know if the current from the molex could have traveled through any other connection and damaged something on the motherboard or CPU that I wouldn't notice right away. I haven't noticed anything. Plan to run Prime95 for awhile and see if any issues occur.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 9/6/12 at 1:19am
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Whatever current runs through the Molex/Peripheral yes. I was attempting to plug in some LED lights that have the same power plugs and fans but I wasn't sure which molex holes to plug them into and I shocked my finger. I also saw a white current come out of the peripheral. Right now I am running Prime95 for maximum power draw and and no issues so far. I basically want to know if the current from the molex could have traveled through any other connection and damaged something on the motherboard or CPU that I wouldn't notice right away. I haven't noticed anything. Plan to run Prime95 for awhile and see if any issues occur.

wow, that's a lot of current. you might have accidentally shorted out something that's why your PC froze. i've been plugging and unplugging my fans and leds while the PC is on, nothing bad happened.
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Nah, don't worry. All should be fine.
   
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Well, I know the Corsair PSU's all have over-voltage protection, I suppose I just wanted extra assurance.
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