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post #1 of 9
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Four pins go BOOM!!





And no, there was no dmg to the mobo or processor.

It was a thermaltake 500Watt power supply and it got replaced by an OCz of similar size.
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Sweet
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You're lucky it didn't take anything down with it.
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You're VERY lucky it didn't take anything with it
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yeah, although i wouldn't have been too upset. It would have given me an excuse to build a new box. This one is starting to get behind.

I build this guy when it was one of the very first with a spiffy new "dual core" processor... back when amd still pwned intel.

but alas, i'll be stuck with it for another year or so

edit: OHH i should update that "TR2-500W ATX 12V 2.0"
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post #6 of 9
i just gave that same PSU to my brother :X
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Originally Posted by alwaysAMD View Post
i just gave that same PSU to my brother :X
It was good.

It lasted almost 3 years on a VERY VERY hot computer (that little 830 is a freaking flamethrower)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by forcemasteryoda View Post
It was good.

It lasted almost 3 years on a VERY VERY hot computer (that little 830 is a freaking flamethrower)
Maybe that's why we now use 8-pin EPS plugs!
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post #9 of 9
Had the same thing happen to my 24pin....


Mmm....Burning plastic!
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