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its another case of the overconfident n00b recklessly fiddling with things he wasn't meant to fiddle with, and causing untold damage.

well that is a great way to start my week...

unless anyone has any other suggestions, sorry for wasting your time guys and thanks for your help

p.s. is it possible its just the BIOS chip that needs replacing, or the whole mobo for sure? if I am going to get a new mobo, any ideas of a decent one thats not too expensive? in fact, the cheapest that will still let me play games with a bit of overclocking...
Edited by kaii - 1/29/11 at 3:30pm
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Step #1 of all PC Hardware work : Make sure the machine is off, and you are grounded.

lol looks like its fried man. Sorry to break it to you!
yeh before i do any hardware work i turn off the power at the wall, press the power button again, touch the case then do what i want...

true story.
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its another case of the overconfident n00b recklessly fiddling with things he wasn't meant to fiddle with, and causing untold damage.

well that is a great way to start my week...

unless anyone has any other suggestions, sorry for wasting your time guys and thanks for your help

p.s. is it possible its just the BIOS chip that needs replacing, or the whole mobo for sure? if I am going to get a new mobo, any ideas of a decent one thats not too expensive? in fact, the cheapest that will still let me play games with a bit of overclocking...
It's all good mate. Check for burn marks on the place where the scissors hit. You should use this as a excuse to get away from that Q6600, a massive bottleneck on that GTX480.

I have done some stupid things in the past too, we all do it. i set my old power supply back in the day to 115 volts, and it blew up.i killed a phemon I CPU. And i don't consider myself to be a "noobie". It happens man.
post #14 of 42
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thanks for the reassurance

you're right about bottlenecking, which is why I was trying to overclock it in the first place. what CPU would u suggest to partner up with my GPU?

I don't have much money but...where there's a will there's a way...

btw no burn marks
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thanks for the reassurance

you're right about bottlenecking, which is why I was trying to overclock it in the first place. what CPU would u suggest to partner up with my GPU?

I don't have much money but...where there's a will there's a way...

btw no burn marks
No burn marks? In your "Terrifiedness", you probally took out some connectors by accident. Is your 4pin/24pin connected? front panel connectors?

Oh btw, the new Sandy Bridge 2500K seems to be a match made in heaven.
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no I never took those out, I never touched anything except the CMOS reset jumper.

And whatever I touched by mistake to cause the short.

so you think the sandy bridge 2500K is a perfect match for the 480GTX? i might as well see if i have anything to sell to raise the funds for it, as well as a new mobo.

not sure this is going to work
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no I never took those out, I never touched anything except the CMOS reset jumper.

And whatever I touched by mistake to cause the short.

so you think the sandy bridge 2500K is a perfect match for the 480GTX? i might as well see if i have anything to sell to raise the funds for it, as well as a new mobo.

not sure this is going to work
For the mean time grab this
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=14895

It's like 30USD, good temp fix.
Edited by SpeedNuggeT - 1/29/11 at 4:05pm
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wow thanks, does it support Directx 11? As a "temp fix", what are the downsides to it? Doesn't seem that bad at all.
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wow thanks, does it support Directx 11? As a "temp fix", what are the downsides to it? Doesn't seem that bad at all.
its just a motherboard, it supports PCIE, DDR2, and Q6600, the things you need. DX11 will run on your GTX480 fine.

By temp fix, i mean you will end up in the same position you where before you killed the board .

Also, BTW, overclocking is safe, just don't stick screwdrivers in the board while it's still going! I personally wouldn't overclock that Q6600 after you killed a board, but that's just me .
post #20 of 42
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haha yeah. Its a shame though, that board is just as expensive as my old board here in the UK. I never quite realised just how expensive electronics here are until I got into all this.

I am seriously debating selling my old 2D monitor. I wanted to keep it because in terms of brightness and size, it beats my 3D monitor by far (28 inch instead of 24 inch, 500 nits instead of 300). But seems like it wasn't meant to be. If I sell it, and my Q6600, I could probably afford the difference for getting a sandy beach and Asus P8P67 PRO bundle for £350.

If you really think they are a match made in heaven, then I will take ur advice and use this as an opportunity to not bottleneck my glorious 480 GTX.

If I do get the i5, would it still need overclocking to make it work well with the 480GTX? (Don't worry, next time I'll take all the precautions, no matter how impatient I am!)

This is all so fascinating. And i do appreciate you going beyond the call of duty to help me here
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