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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 09:51 AM - Thread Starter
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i need some help from you guys more than ever!!!
this morning i was on the computer and it freaking caught on fire!!!
smoke came out the back of it and i unplugged it.

now the fire was small, but it was still a freaken fire!!!!

it took me awhile but i finally got it to turn back on, and i took the side off to see the damage.
nothing was wrong with it from what i could see, so i watched it as it was running.

then it happened again!!!
it started sparking and smoke came out but i saw where it was happening!

i upload the picture of my motherboard and the sparking is happening to the left side of that asrock heat sink above the processor slot.

God i knew when people said computer could catch firethat they were joking.... my GOD!




it looked fine
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MOSFET probably blew... can your RMA?

Hope your CPU is fine...

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A bad cap maybe?

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Where was the fire coming from?
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@ OP That's not a picture of YOUR motherboard. It's a picture of the model of your motherboard.

An actual pic from your mobo would definitely help.

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i can still turn the computer on, it just catches on fire when i do...

ok i take a pic it.

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i can still turn the computer on, it just catches on fire when i do...

ok i take a pic it.
... stop that!
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To answer most of your questions: (1) a fridge cannot cool a PC (2) 64-bit OS for over 3.4GB (3) If a PCIe card fits, it should work (4) Resolution, not screen size (5) Report, not respond to Spam (6) Single-Rail/Non-Modular PSUs are not always better than Multi-Rail/Modular (7) Sequential does not matter as much as random for OS drives (8) Requirements come before hardware for servers

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i can still turn the computer on, it just catches on fire when i do...

ok i take a pic it.
Yeah... dont turn it on anymore. Contact the company to see if you can RMA.. Best of luck.

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I don't usually do the sig thing, and dang you duckie for being faster than me.

That one is just too good to pass up.

I am sorry for your plight and I'm not jabbing you.
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i cant find my camera!

well theres no dust or anything!
i just dont know why it would catch fire....

dang my dad is gonna be pissed....

just bought the thing like 2 weeks ago and he hates when i get on it...

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