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about 3 years ago I purchased an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe mobo. Since then, i've used 4 different power supplies. Every once in a while...my computer would shut down all of a sudden, and when i'd try to restart it, i'd hit the power button on my computer and the lights would flicker for a second and the fans spun around once but my computer would not start up. When I would use a different power supply that hadn't been used on that computer before, it would start right up. Well a few days I go I was using a POWERMAX 350W psu. I set my bios for my computer to be overclocked by 60%. I did not mess with any VCORE voltages or anything, i had them all set on auto. When I restarted my computer it turned off. I went to turn it back on, the lights flickered for a second and fans spun for a second but my computer did not start up. I purchased an Antec 2.0 550W psu the other day..hooked it up..hit the power on button..and my lights flickered and fans spun for about a milisecond. Out of frustration..I held in my power button for only a second..and my fans and lights were flickering and having a hard time getting going..then all of a sudden it started right up. A voltage regulator(i believe it was) shot a bright white flame up about a foot for a few seconds and then it subsided. My computer continued running even after it had caught on fire until I shut it down a few seconds ago. Both the POWERMAX psu and my new ANTEC work perfectly when it comes to turning my computer on. Only problems are, even though the NUM lock and caps lock lights all flash when I first turn my computer on, the num lock light doesn't stay on the way it used to, and my monitor is getting power..but no video. My monitor is telling me to check my computer. Is it possible that all along my mobo has just had an faulty voltage regulator and that since it's been damaged my agp slot no longer works?
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post #2 of 29
Ermm... your motherboard caught on fire, it is more then likely bricked. Time to invest in a new one... and maybe throw away that powmax psu... ughhh. Anyways, I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable using a board that has caught on fire once.
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Pictures?

Please don't use a motherboard with components with blow parts. Voltage regulators help control power. You can and will burn out your components pretty quickly.
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post #4 of 29
ah

powmax psu's suck.

They always explode and damage stuff.

Too bad you got a crappy PSU on a mobo that is *(currently) worth 120-150.

I would just bget a new system since its 478 or get my MSI 865 mobo.

It is nice and I can give you more info through a P.M.
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Ermm... your motherboard caught on fire, it is more then likely bricked. Time to invest in a new one... and maybe throw away that powmax psu... ughhh. Anyways, I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable using a board that has caught on fire once.
I bought a p4(531)3GHz cuz it was so cheap instead of a C2D for now. And I have an Asus P5B Deluxe mobo coming. Sound like a good combo?
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ah

powmax psu's suck.

They always explode and damage stuff.

Too bad you got a crappy PSU on a mobo that is *(currently) worth 120-150.

I would just bget a new system since its 478 or get my MSI 865 mobo.

It is nice and I can give you more info through a P.M.
I was going to try and soder the broken tracer on the voltage regulator and see what that does. Also, do you think that even If I can't repair the board myself that I can sell it on EBAY letting people know that it is REPAIRABLE?
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Whoa dude.. O_O

I'm no expert but perhaps either your AGP or video card is busted (most likely the card, hmm?) If you can, try another card (a cheap one).
But why it would burst into an infernal fire of damnation is another story, a story I can't answer...
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AHHHHHHHH

not worth it selling it. I j=hav seen people do it and you canmnot guartee a repair. Unless you know what your doing do not older it. It is not worth the risk of making your other components explode if you solder wrong.

where did you get that combo. I WANT THAT BOARD
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AHHHHHHHH

not worth it selling it. I j=hav seen people do it and you canmnot guartee a repair. Unless you know what your doing do not older it. It is not worth the risk of making your other components explode if you solder wrong.

where did you get that combo. I WANT THAT BOARD
I'm ordering the P5B and p4(531) separately on ebay. The voltage regulator is located just next to my CPU base. The P4C800-E I also bought on EBAY
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Whoa dude.. O_O

I'm no expert but perhaps either your AGP or video card is busted (most likely the card, hmm?) If you can, try another card (a cheap one).
But why it would burst into an infernal fire of damnation is another story, a story I can't answer...
It was only one little voltage regulator by my CPU that caught on fire..nothing else caught on fire. But my question is..how come my PSU's that weren't working before are all a sudden working now after my mobo caught on fire?
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