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My computer burst into flames! MSI 890GXM-G65

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The first thing that happened was that a bright flash came from the side of my case, followed by display dropping off.

I quickly jumped around and tried to blow out the flame that had started but it popped straight back up, and there seemed to be an arc coming out of the voltage regulator. I then flicked the switch at the back of my power supply and blew out the flame which had just got up into my PSU fan.

By the time it was out my whole room was filled with smoke!

I'll give my insurance company a call in the morning and see if they'll replace my components.

I'm currently at my G/F's place and will test and see what was damaged. I can imagine this would have lowered the life expectancy of the rest of my rig.

I'm just a bit gutted at the moment tbh..

Here are some pics.






Edited by jacobthellamer - 3/24/11 at 10:20pm
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I would probably also contact MSI about this.
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try warranty before insurance
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I would probably also contact MSI about this.
I might do, I'm sure that this would have been a whole as lot worse had I not been at my computer at the time.
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MSI 4+1 Phase power strikes again.

When are people going to learn that a 4GHz 125w processor wont run on only 4 phases?
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Mention to MSI that it's been posted on overclock.net, and send them the link. There been people who got replacement stuff because the company found out about the postings here
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Mention to MSI that it's been posted on overclock.net, and send them the link. There been people who got replacement stuff because the company found out about the postings here
nvm
Edited by reflex99 - 11/20/10 at 10:17pm
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Well, that upsets me. I own that very same board. Have a Phenom II X4 955 at 3.8, kinda want to back it down a bit now. Sucks though. Good luck with getting everything back up and running.
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My insurance covers electrical/electronic "burnouts" so I will check with them first. I will pop into the store I bought the board from tomorrow as well to see what they can do.
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I'm curious, were you running anything CPU intensive at the time or was the computer pretty much idle?
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