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post #11 of 24
He hooked something up wrong when he switched to onboard, something shorted for sure.
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post #12 of 24
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He hooked something up wrong when he switched to onboard, something shorted for sure.
Yep, even a blown capacitor I doubt would do that. It looks like a short that kept going and going ....
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post #13 of 24
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Yep, even a blown capacitor I doubt would do that. It looks like a short that kept going and going ....
Yeah, he needs to come clean and tell people what he did.
Might help someone out in the future.
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post #14 of 24
It's an nFarce 680i, those things can catch fire. Another member is this forum got the same thing from his eVGA's nFarce as well.

Then again, I'm not surprised.
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It's an nFarce 680i, those things can catch fire. Another member is this forum got the same thing from his eVGA's nFarce as well.

Then again, I'm not surprised.

nFarce
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post #16 of 24
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Wow I heard they run a little hot...but that's HOT
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one hot board and not in a good way
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post #18 of 24
One day they'll implement smell over the internet... smoip...

As i doubt the pictures truly do the experience justice. Hmmmm, burning PCB...

Also interested to know what he did to the poor thing.
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by MADMAX22 View Post
Yep, even a blown capacitor I doubt would do that. It looks like a short that kept going and going ....
blown capacitor won't cause fire. the top end of the capacitor may pop and the worse will be a leak.
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post #20 of 24
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That sucks

I wouldn't blame Vista though. It doesn't seem possible to me. As already posted, crappy capacitor that just happened to go at that coincidental moment.
Yeah its impossible. A software update, specifically an OS, couldn't burn up his mobo at all.
    
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