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Old 03-02-04, 07:31 PM Thread Starter   #1
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The "I forgot to turn the pump on" horror story ...


Well about thirty minutes ago, I got home from work, quite worn out from a days work. Go to my room, hit the power switch on the case and head to the kitchen to grab a bite.

Roughly 30 seconds later i heard a beeping noise...it took me about 10 seconds to process that it was my temp. alarm. At that point I covered roughly 40-50 feet in 2 seconds...jumping over chairs and dodging my cat. I dont think I've ever moved that fast for anything in my life

Anyway, yanked the power cord out of the wall (had to take a face dive under the table..ouch...) . Waited a bit, turned the pump on, powered up the PC...i never thought Id be THAT glad to hear the annoying beep at boot-up

So far all seems good.

Anyway, though Id share the story while im sitting here mending my wounds...twisted ankle, few minor scrapes...and by morning probly a few bruises.

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PS. dont forget to turn your pumps on if you have em... it really hurts if you dont

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Old 03-02-04, 07:36 PM   #2
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good recovery there man,lol.bet your heart was going nuts for 10 min.great that all is well.
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LOL, when I first built my setup, I didn't tighten the screws in my SLK-947U all the way (for fear of crushing my 2500+, I'm too cheap for a shim) and I'm thanking myself to this day that the first thing I did in my NF7-S BIOS was to set the auto-CPU-shutoff temp as low as it would go(65*C). About 2 minutes into Memtest86+ my comp turns off with the two-tone siren of doom. I promptly pulled the power cord and waited for the siren to die, then I opened the case and tried to reset the CMOS (I don't remeber why I tried to do this). Of course all of my cables have to converge right over the clear-CMOS jumper so it took me about 3 minutes to get to it, which was thankfully enough time for the CPU temp to get back down to safe levels. When I turned it on again I went into PC Health and saw the temps in the high 40s, turn it off, tighten screws, turn back on, goto PC Health, temps in mid 30s. Lesson learned: always set the CPU-auto-shutoff temp as low as it will go!
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Yeah, I owe a cold one to the lads that came up with the "auto-shudown if teh temp gets too high" idea

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my cpu was also saved by the auto shutdown feature, I forgot to plug my cpu fan back in.

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That auto shutdown feature has probably saved many...myself included
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Neomoses once did a write up on the forums about how his rig lasted hours when he tested it without a pump... This isn't as big of a deal as people tend to think - it's not like when your friend passes gas and you have to get your shirt over your nose before you pass out.

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.p...highlight=pump

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