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post #11 of 25
its easier to shut down and connect than replacing something broken
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post #12 of 25
Last time I tried it, my comp reset halfway through a DVD rip, and cleared my CMOS.
post #13 of 25
I've done it before and nothing happened. Now I have a fan controller and it starts beeping if I do :S
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post #14 of 25
I've connected fans while PC was running, but only had problems when doing it on a mobo fan header. Straight to power/molex adapter or fan controller worked OK, but swapping on a header caused the above problem & gave me a brief panic attack.
Edited by Dorkseid - 1/13/11 at 2:54pm
post #15 of 25
Perfectly fine to do so. You just don't hot swap hardrives lol
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post #16 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick911 View Post
Perfectly fine to do so. You just don't hot swap hardrives lol
You can hot swap hard drives if you're in AHCI mode
post #17 of 25
i do it all the time to take off my side panel. nothing happens lol
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post #18 of 25
God no you might blow up your computer...

Really it's pretty harmless until you do it with your fingers near the blade...
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post #19 of 25
I did it many times without problem. Then I saw paint on some contacts, scraped it off, accidentally touched adjacent contacts . . .

Now the speed control doesn't work on the cpu header of my lovely Gigabyte P55A-UD3P. I got this As.s P7P55D-E Pro, which sux by comparison.

Now I turn my rig off to plug/unplug fans.
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post #20 of 25
Its ok. I have done it many times and nothing bad has happened.
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