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my friend was trying to measure his voltage level on his 7900gt ko, and he said when he put the readers on the card, one of the chips burst into flames LOL. how could this have happened? he said he did everything right in the tutorial he read. anyone have an idea?
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Pictures? He must have done something wrong. I assume he was using a multimeter? Did he set Amperes or Voltage readings?
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He most likely plugged the test wires into the wrong place. I did that once or twice on my psu and it shut down.
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Ya probly and maybe he grounded it to wrong thing. When i check my video cards voltage i snap my neg to the case and then use the pos on the check gpu voltage or check memory voltage spots.
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my friend was trying to measure his voltage level on his 7900gt ko, and he said when he put the readers on the card, one of the chips burst into flames LOL. how could this have happened? he said he did everything right in the tutorial he read. anyone have an idea?
Ha... noob. This is why computer enthusiasts should be forced to take a course in electrical engineering. He might have shorted something - who knows without actually seeing where he measured from though.
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