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10-24-2007 05:12 PM
KloroFormd These new chips require smoke to run. Downside is once the smoke leaks out, it's impossible to put back in.
10-24-2007 05:09 PM
aleiro Did you take pictures? Thermal paste isnt going to short out the mobo unless you were extremely careless with how you applied it.
10-24-2007 01:09 PM
KIND
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Phew, Ok so I told my boss about the problem and he calmly takes a look at it and suggests we unplug the video card and the sound card and try to isolate the problem. We did that, and the fans started spinning and power LEDs were lighting up, so something worked. Then we put the parts back in, and as he goes to reconnect the PCI-express power connector, he points out that there are 6 pins on the card, but 8 pins on the cable... Whoops! Looks like I plugged in the wrong power cable.

So everything is working fine now... Man I'm embarrassed!

Thanks again for the replies
-EJ

glad u got it fixed MAN
10-24-2007 01:08 PM
KIND this happen to me once but not the video card it was ram i did not push the ram in far enough and i strated up the comp and it smeelllllllledd soo BADDD so i hurried and turn the comp off and open the crappy case and the ram so was freakin HOT it brun my finger kinda but it still worked after i push it in more
10-24-2007 01:01 PM
EvilJoe Phew, Ok so I told my boss about the problem and he calmly takes a look at it and suggests we unplug the video card and the sound card and try to isolate the problem. We did that, and the fans started spinning and power LEDs were lighting up, so something worked. Then we put the parts back in, and as he goes to reconnect the PCI-express power connector, he points out that there are 6 pins on the card, but 8 pins on the cable... Whoops! Looks like I plugged in the wrong power cable.

So everything is working fine now... Man I'm embarrassed!

Thanks again for the replies
-EJ
10-24-2007 11:27 AM
EvilJoe Hmmm, a bit scared to put that 8800gts in another mobo because if that messes up some computer then I'll REALLY be in trouble. I guess maybe the safest thing to do is go ahead and RMA those parts for a refund and buy a Dell instead of trying to build anything more and screwing up.

I think I might continue building my own PCs for my personal use, but don't think i'll do it for work again since it's a big deal if a machine is down for 2 weeks.

Thx again for all the help!
10-24-2007 10:29 AM
sli_shroom
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There are some things that smoke can come out of and still be good, for instance, a bong. Bad things for smoke to come out of, computer parts.


lol...sigged
10-24-2007 10:16 AM
rx7speed simple electric knowlege. teh smoke is how it conducts electricity. if you let the smoke out the part is done for and will not work. and sorry not you can't just put the smoke back in. I've tried it doesnt' work.


I would search for burn marks to verifiy if it was the gpu or not. if so replace with cheapy video card and replace psu and test again.
10-24-2007 10:16 AM
h00chi3 make sure you test that 8800 in another motherboard to see if it still works
10-24-2007 09:46 AM
xenophobe
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It's a video game company
LOL! I eat my words. haha. Still don't quite understand why you want RAID 10 on a workstation, but hey whatever your boss likes.

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Well one more piece of information- the insulation on one of the wires on the PCI-express connector that was plugged into the 8800gts is all messed up, looks like there was some melting action.
Ouch... not good. Try using a different PCI-E connector? Or buy a new power supply and return it, or RMA that one and then keep it as a spare...
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