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poured water in the case
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post #132 of 197
1. Submerged my spare PC in Oil.

2. Fold@Home to heat my man-cave.
    
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I used to use Norton (life time free version LOL), what was I thinking.
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post #134 of 197
I once made a homemade waterblock (aluminium) for my GPU... Once I retired the GPU I strapped the block to the Opteron... with zip ties.

The poor thing reached 90ºC in less than a minute. I don't know how the hell it didn't blow.
   
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post #135 of 197
Set my old servers power supply to 115 instead of 240 thinking it didnt make a difference. My aussie power is 240 volts, and the PSU was set to 115 volts, and the smoke and fire and massive pop noise that ruined the PSU followed.
post #136 of 197
Nothing remotely crazy.

There used to be a way to get IE to hang and peg the CPU to 100% on my work PC when I was at the Advance Auto call center. Came in handy a few times when they had the AC turned on a bit too high. Place hands at the exhaust and you have a nice little hand warmer.
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post #137 of 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurodeus View Post
i switched my psu voltage back in 2006. then i got a new system
ahha mee to, so temping to see what that little red switch did.i
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post #138 of 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Set my old servers power supply to 115 instead of 240 thinking it didnt make a difference. My aussie power is 240 volts, and the PSU was set to 115 volts, and the smoke and fire and massive pop noise that ruined the PSU followed.
kid did this at school and got suspended for a potential fire threat.
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post #139 of 197
I hammered the hell into my old Pentium slot cpu, then hammered the Die off and found this big lump of silicon which seemed wet to the touch :/
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post #140 of 197
My most notable lesson learned had to deal with my server.

A few summers ago i found this awesome china hutch at a yard sale for ten dollars. I decided to turn it into this spectacular server case that would hide 80% of my tech equipment and a large file server. Spent days molding this piece of furniture with: 120 mm fans, filter systems, air channeling, duct work, and lastly internal electric and data cable wiring. I put it all together and had the server running almost at ambient room temperatures.

Then while i was away for the day the heating and cooling unit on my house went out. My office was roasting @ 107F degree's when I walked in. The server had shut down, the router was dead, the switch was dead, the battery backup was dead.

Total damage 1 gigabit router/ap a gigabit switch, cable modem, battery backup, 6x2Tb wd's an antec green psu. 2weeks of my time

All because of a 10 dollar damn china cabinet.

Lesson learned. I do not enclose electronic equipment anymore.
Edited by Disenchanterx - 1/12/11 at 4:03am
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