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LittlePiggie

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I just finished lapping my hs and I put it back on, but forgot to plug in the fan!!!!! I tuned it on and it booted halfway into windows and froze. I was like "huh??" so I reset and it didn't even get to the windows splash screen. I was scared by now, so I reset and tried to go into bios, and it wouldn't even post. I turned it off and looked in and guess what!! No fan. I touched the hs for kicks and burned myself. Smelled the pretty odor of char and plugged the fan back in. Guess what?? It still works!!!!!!!!!!!!! The temps after I restarted were: 88C cpu 32C case. Whooo. Close call....
 

Seal

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... which is why i always used to turn on the auto shut off on fan faliure option in bios. It would start up and if fan wasnt detected within the first .5 / 1 second of it booting it would just auto switch off.

I cant now though because im watercooled! - having to remember to turn on the pump every time i use the computer is a bit of a burden though...

Joe
 

wildfrogman

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personally i would plug a case fan into the fan header of the mobo, use a 4 pin fan for the cpu. Also possibly a hardware temp alarm attached to the heatsink. I have had to many people i know break~bend, software in sleep mode turns off fan, also people fry the header from to powerfull of fan or otherwise make it a nightmare to get the board to just boot because of that "feature". Its not really fun to solder traces back on a mobo or such. Personally it may be a good idea to do what dell and other big companies do, they duct a fan through the heatsink or have more than one in series etc. I am working on a ducting setup right now and maybe if your really carefull with the cpu fan header everything will be fine.
 
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LittlePiggie

LittlePiggie

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seal said:
... which is why i always used to turn on the auto shut off on fan faliure option in bios. It would start up and if fan wasnt detected within the first .5 / 1 second of it booting it would just auto switch off.

I cant now though because im watercooled! - having to remember to turn on the pump every time i use the computer is a bit of a burden though...

Joe

I thought it was on. I had it on before, but i forgot to turn it back on after i reset the bios. Better be more careful.

*Update*
It's now retarded.
It slows down terribly in games, and gets hot easy...
time for a new one
 

wildfrogman

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hmm, thats really to bad for your chip. If its "retarded" from getting cooked could you just try and either undervolt it till its unstable and see how low it will go. And then go crazy on the voltage if the chip didnt like low voltage.
 

NBK19

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Did the core melt ? "Just a little bit" I have heard if your CPu gets over 85C the core will begin to melt.
 

Mr. $T$

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You probally burned up a few of the 35million transistors in side the die. That sucks man I guess it is time for a 2400+ :D
 

nut581

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hmm .. i hear newer Mobo has some sort of protection that automatically turn off the PC at certain high temp ... your mobo looks new to me .. does it not have one?
 
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LittlePiggie

LittlePiggie

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nut581 said:
hmm .. i hear newer Mobo has some sort of protection that automatically turn off the PC at certain high temp ... your mobo looks new to me .. does it not have one?

I accidentally had it turned off...:bang head:dumb! dumb! dumb!

I know it is lame, but it's what happened. weeeelll that's #2 to add to the keychain collection. maybe i'll make a folding rig seeing as how it works and all, just a little...challenged...maybe it will be dumb at games, but a genius at folding...:rolleyes: