Originally Posted by Mergatroid
SnickerIn any case, I do agree that some people just should not be doing any overclocking (or even system building). There was a guy on another forum who was talking about blue smoke, two video cards, three main boards and CPUs all messed up and he was STILL returning product and blaming everyone but himself. "I think I'll blame this one on ASUS" and such. If I was his local store, I would give him all his money back and ask him to go shop somewhere else. Some people should just not be playing around inside any electronics. The only time over the years I have seen anyone complaining about smoke on a mainboard or sparks or anything it's ALWAYS been user error. We even had an engineer bring back a board mounted in a case. He mounted it, and he shorted a corner of the board and fried it. Of course, he was trying to get US to pay for it....fat chance...
If that guy keeps getting his money back or parts replaced he must be a very lucky dude, or buying the parts in different stores, or under another name not his own...
When my LGA1366 setup burned during a night i called Asus, e-mailed intel and BFG, went to the electricity company, and even the insurance guy for some kind of compensation, but i had no luck whatsoever. A whole PC just doesn't burn up randomly, but still, no-one would assume an error and blame it on me, f*****s, LOL
I was testing a small OC (small=150FSB in a i7-920) with prime95, one out drinking a few beers with my friends, when i came back the whole thing was in flames, and about 1200 euro down the drain. I was lucky that it didn't flame the entire place, as i had to unload a whole fire extinguisher on that thing
I wish Asus would take the blame for a faulty board, but it didn't, and i never discovered the origin of the fire, the wall plug was fine.