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06-05-2010 06:00 PM
knighthawk5 Too all that do not believe that a PC can catch fire, I have seen it first hand. As long as it is not a key component, it can still boot. And for those that say with out a picture it didn't happen. Here is the picture. This thing first sparked and shut down. I was not sure what happened or where it came from, so I checked everything as closely as humanly possible, part by part, then reconnected every thing. With a friend and I watching from a short distance we turned it back on and it started to boot. After about 15 sec, there was flames and sparks for about 3 or 4 seconds (felt like for ever), as I watched my HDD go up in smoke, literally.

The good news was I had a spare drive of the same make and model that we swapped the controller boards on, and was able to recover the data. I learned a lot from that catastrophic event.

04-23-2010 03:33 AM
smash_mouth01 I had also heard this about this board, so I didn't over clock until I had after market cooling.
I think the main issue was the naked mosfets.

But it didn't help matters with that tiny gold NB heat sink that used to burn my fingers at stock settings, but now she lies there waiting for a major suicide run.

This is how she looks now begging to be OC'd again.



The fan came from an old clapped out PS2 and a butchered Noctua L.N.A adaptor to get 7v.





04-22-2010 05:32 PM
KoolGuy
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Originally Posted by FusionFX View Post
I bought a GA-MA790X-DS4 from someone on OCN. It was an impulse purchase and I did not even look at any reviews before hand. When I looked at the reviews on Newegg (normally I don't take them serious) I saw handfuls of bad reviews claiming it caught on fire. As soon as the motherboard arrived at my front door, I smacked some little mosfet coolers on. While it is not on 24/7, I have not had a problem... Yet...
It pretty rare for stuff to fail And even rarer to fail catastrophically. Such as catching fire.
04-20-2010 01:56 PM
FusionFX I bought a GA-MA790X-DS4 from someone on OCN. It was an impulse purchase and I did not even look at any reviews before hand. When I looked at the reviews on Newegg (normally I don't take them serious) I saw handfuls of bad reviews claiming it caught on fire. As soon as the motherboard arrived at my front door, I smacked some little mosfet coolers on. While it is not on 24/7, I have not had a problem... Yet...
04-20-2010 01:47 PM
Grobi What kind of PSU did you have?
04-20-2010 01:44 PM
KoolGuy
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Originally Posted by ElSel10 View Post
When you turn it on, does it still work OK while it's on fire? If so, it might not be that big of a deal. Just keep things that can catch fire easily away from the PC and you should be good to go.

Alternatively, if you don't want it to be on fire (which IMO is pretty cool), you could douse it with water while the fire is burning. Please report back how either of these solutions work, in case anybody else has a similar problem.
This was solved like 4 pages ago.
04-20-2010 01:42 PM
ElSel10
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Originally Posted by funky882 View Post
i can still turn the computer on, it just catches on fire when i do...

ok i take a pic it.
When you turn it on, does it still work OK while it's on fire? If so, it might not be that big of a deal. Just keep things that can catch fire easily away from the PC and you should be good to go.

Alternatively, if you don't want it to be on fire (which IMO is pretty cool), you could douse it with water while the fire is burning. Please report back how either of these solutions work, in case anybody else has a similar problem.
04-20-2010 01:41 PM
KoolGuy
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Originally Posted by iGuitarGuy View Post
I love our names and nice 550 you got there! I have one too, although it doesn't like 3.8ghz unlocked anymore, only 3.6
Thanks for the reminder i need to update the voltage.

Apparently i was a very lucky person. The only problem is that my Chip set is crap so it took for ever to stabilize this.
04-20-2010 01:38 PM
iGuitarGuy
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Hehe
I love our names and nice 550 you got there! I have one too, although it doesn't like 3.8ghz unlocked anymore, only 3.6
04-20-2010 01:25 PM
KoolGuy
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Originally Posted by iguitarguy View Post
^this.
Hehe
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