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I was playing zork nemesis when all of a sudden I smell smoke. I look at my computer and the motherboard and CPU were on fire. It wasn't much and a turned off my computer and put on a glove and put it out with my hand. I got my CPU to 1.8GHz which is the highest I have ever gotten it to. Please help I have to get back to zork soon.
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post #2 of 108
pictures? you most likely fried your motherboard so its best to just buy a new one with better specs + new cpu and ram.
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-4 for the troll.
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Were you using stock cooling...?
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post #5 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam3ron View Post
I was playing zork nemesis when all of a sudden I smell smoke. I look at my computer and the motherboard and CPU were on fire. It wasn't much and a turned off my computer and put on a glove and put it out with my hand. I got my CPU to 1.8GHz which is the highest I have ever gotten it to. Please help I have to get back to zork soon.
Did you use fire extinguisher?
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post #6 of 108
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Originally Posted by Cam3ron View Post
Case
HP Display Case (Stolen from IKEA)

LMAO


Yeah.. this is obviously a troll post
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post #7 of 108
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Originally Posted by caffeinescandal View Post
pictures? you most likely fried your motherboard so its best to just buy a new one with better specs + new cpu and ram.
But I can only play zork on this computer. My camera is broken so I will have to borrow one from a neighbor.

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Were you using stock cooling...?
No, I took the cooler that was on the northbridge and reapplied it to CPU, then I stuck a northbridge cooler from an older motherboard on to the northbridge.
Bob the Computer
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 C3 MSI 790FX-GD70 MSI Radeon HD 6850 Power Edition 1GB 2x 2GB G. Skill RipJaw 1600 
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Bob the Computer
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 C3 MSI 790FX-GD70 MSI Radeon HD 6850 Power Edition 1GB 2x 2GB G. Skill RipJaw 1600 
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500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda Sony Optiarc DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/ AS5) Windows 7™ Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19" Dell E196FPb 1280x1024 Wireless Microsoft Keyboard 550W OCZ Fatal1ty Cooler Master Storm Scout Mid-tower 
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post #8 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBigC View Post
LMAO


Yeah.. this is obviously a troll post
That was funny, didnt even see that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam3ron View Post
But I can only play zork on this computer. My camera is broken so I will have to borrow one from a neighbor.



No, I took the cooler that was on the northbridge and reapplied it to CPU, then I stuck a northbridge cooler from an older motherboard on to the northbridge.
Well troll is a troll and you can smell them miles away.
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post #9 of 108
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Originally Posted by TheBigC View Post
LMAO


Yeah.. this is obviously a troll post
I am serious. I have a better computer, but this one is the only one with zork on it. The case was laying in the trash besides IKEA, so I just picked it up and used it (only had to drill some holes for motherboard).
Bob the Computer
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 C3 MSI 790FX-GD70 MSI Radeon HD 6850 Power Edition 1GB 2x 2GB G. Skill RipJaw 1600 
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500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda Sony Optiarc DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/ AS5) Windows 7™ Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19" Dell E196FPb 1280x1024 Wireless Microsoft Keyboard 550W OCZ Fatal1ty Cooler Master Storm Scout Mid-tower 
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Logitech MX 620 RF Wireless Laser ALLSOP Widescreen SuperPad 
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Bob the Computer
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 C3 MSI 790FX-GD70 MSI Radeon HD 6850 Power Edition 1GB 2x 2GB G. Skill RipJaw 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda Sony Optiarc DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/ AS5) Windows 7™ Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19" Dell E196FPb 1280x1024 Wireless Microsoft Keyboard 550W OCZ Fatal1ty Cooler Master Storm Scout Mid-tower 
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Logitech MX 620 RF Wireless Laser ALLSOP Widescreen SuperPad 
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post #10 of 108
Pictures? We get too many trolls around here.

EDIT: Wow you guys are fast at posting. YESH, Me no troll. Me take NB cooler and put on CPU.
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