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Has anyone elses ds3l burnt up like this? Guess i wont leave the pc on when i sleep, maybe i should buy a nice heatsink for them. Just crazy
    
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Originally Posted by smokinbonz View Post
Has anyone elses ds3l burnt up like this? Guess i wont leave the pc on when i sleep, maybe i should buy a nice heatsink for them. Just crazy
Imagine he was sleeping and it went on fire....
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I am i have that board... Oh so do you......
    
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post #64 of 86
After reading this thread, I think I'm gonna put some ramsinks on my voltage regulators. Don't want that happening to me.

You did have a quad though, which would stress the reg's twice as much as if you had a dual core.
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After reading this thread, I think I'm gonna put some ramsinks on my voltage regulators. Don't want that happening to me.

You did have a quad though, which would stress the reg's twice as much as if you had a dual core.
Yah really...I am too.
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This gives me a reason to change my mobo
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post #67 of 86
I have to admit. I am a pyro. This makes me want to set one of the old junker mobos in my basement on fire.
 
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Imagine he was sleeping and it went on fire....
I was thinking the same thing. I'll leave my computer running overnight sometimes when I'm testing a new overclock under load. I was very lucky that the side of my case was off and I was literally looking right into the case when it happened. If the side was on and I didn't do anything until I smelled something, I would've lost more than a motherboard I'm sure. This is a good lesson learned for me though and I'm glad it happened on a cheaper board. You know when you up your voltage you think about the main parts like NB, RAM, CPU, etc.., but it's easy to forget that other parts are getting stressed as well. I had 6 case fans when I was air cooling my CPU. Since I switched to water I now have 2, one at the front (intake) and one at the top (exhaust). Not that it was necessarily the reason, but that was a big mistake now that I look back on it, especially because my NB was very hot as well. There will be a fan or two blowing across the MB next time.

Oh well, X-38 on the way now. Hopefully, I can keep it from catching fire for a few weeks at least.
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post #69 of 86
Ive got to rep for the sacrifices youve made on behalf of the community.
Just curious what the sacrifices are exactly.
Did the ram make it?
Video card?
What was still connected for the reenactment?
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Ive got to rep for the sacrifices youve made on behalf of the community.
Just curious what the sacrifices are exactly.
Did the ram make it?
Video card?
What was still connected for the reenactment?
Everything was disconnected except for the RAM (totally didn't pay attention)
during the reenactment. I won't know if anything else blew until I get my new motherboard. I luckily have a laptop that I'm using now.
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