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Fireborn

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    Ouch---When bad goes to worse
    « on: July 15, 2009, 07:54:27 PM »
    Kept trying to power up the computer-see latest posts:   

    http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,87693.0.html

    All of a sudden the motherboard started to power up, and the chip that reads "Nividia nForce" next to the graphics card started to smoke.  Shut down the system.

    Not good. 


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      Re: Ouch---When bad goes to worse
      « Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 08:50:37 PM »
      The good news is we have a new suspect!  Sorry about the vid card.

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      Re: Ouch---When bad goes to worse
      « Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 08:58:42 PM »
      where does the video card come in? the nForce chip is ON the motherboard...
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: Ouch---When bad goes to worse
        « Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 09:01:40 AM »
        Time to start shopping for a replacement motherboard that won't require buying all new perifs as well.

        Still puzzles me why this happened??? 

        Makes me wonder if it would have been better if I left the computer on while I was out of town.

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        Re: Ouch---When bad goes to worse
        « Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 09:08:50 AM »
        Hmm, couldn't say why it happened. Probably was better that you had it off while you were away- imagine if it did that when you were away... could have set your house on fire. :o

        As far as replacement motherboard... just make sure it can accept your current CPU; or get both a new CPU and a new motherboard... heck use this for an upgrade oppurtunity (if you can afford it).

        Hard drives, optical drives, and expansion cards would likely work in any motherboard.

        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.