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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    By the crack dealer

    Exclamation Holy sh!t

    Man, I just made my new computer. It has no RAM yet but it has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Antec Mini 300 case, a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R mobo and an Antec Earthwatts 650v power supply. It also has an Asus Radeon 5770 video card.(also a USB keyboard) No RAM and no CD-ROM. I tried to run it without em, and it didn't work. I pulled out the main power supply to the motherboard and the lights flash and the fans whirled. I stuck it in partway and after some adjustment it worked, but the power was about halfway in. The fans went on and the lights went on, but the processor fan didn't go on. I was about to hook up the monitor... I had been working on this all day so I looked out the window, raised my fists and yelled "I WIN!!!!" Then, a sizzling sound. I'm like "What the hell?" I looked at the computer and... son of a gun.... it was on fire. It was really only sparking, but the motherboard is scorched. It is only by the blue block next to the USB header on the mobo.
    Any idea what is up here? I dont want to try starting it again unless I have a good hunch on what to do.
    PS- That keyboard is toast.

    EDIT - The keyboard works again, I think the cable wasn't in all the way
    PPS - I still want advice, not just a poll!
    Last edited by Tweeker_Tweeker; 12-17-2009 at 12:52 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    Look in your motherboard manual in the back for Gigabyte's contact info, and RMA your motherboard.
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
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    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
    Logitech G500 USB mouse
    Monitor: CMV937A
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  3. #3
    flyfisher is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    South Central PA

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    I think you should buy a Dell.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    ^ Alien is better
    Last edited by Igorek; 12-17-2009 at 09:46 PM.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    1. Lack of descriptive thread title does not help your cause.

    2. Touching components without disconnecting power supply first? A big no. That does read in the manual of every component.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Central Alberta , Canada

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    What was the point of trying to boot without the RAM? You were playing with the power connections while they were plugged in and you planned to hook up the monitor while doing so??? WOW! I usually encourage people to build their own computer but in your case I suggest that IF you can get your motherboard replaced that it may be best to find someone with experience to do the actual assembly. Hopefully no other parts got fried (such as videocard and power supply unit).
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    J'Habite En Angleterre

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    I say this with all due respect: If you can cause a fire assembling fool proof components that run on relatively low voltages then for yours and your families sake do not ever attempt to assemble your own PC again. I say this for your own safety and not out of cruelty.

    Please take the remains of your charred rig to a qualified service engineer. A good PC guy/girl will be able to get the rig running without ripping you off with too many extra components. It may actually take a while before you get someone that will even consider repairing it though. This kind of job is the kind I instantly say no too. Not worth the hassle when I have to tell the owner that they've fried the board CPU and RAM and it'll cost 250+ plus labour to put right.

    Dell/Gateway/Packard Bell may be a much safer option in the future, or if you're in the UK then drop me a line and I can supply you with a rig to your specification, rare rather then well done.
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    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
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    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

  8. #8

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    First of return board for a new one

    with all due respect pay some one or sit down and read direction fully and follow them
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    Wonder why no one has stated the obvious here??? Why, why, why, should gigabyte, or ANYONE else rma/exchange this guys board??? Obviously from his post, he should'nt even be allowed to have a pocket calculator.... Asemble stuff with NO ram, then fool with power, and then ASK what you should do next???? As Mr. Foxworthey would say "Here's your sign"........
    Gigabyte X79 UP4
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    Win10 64

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Default Re: Holy sh!t

    Because he is probably not going to tell Gigabyte how it all happened.
    1) Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (rev 1.1, bios F9) E8400 @[email protected] bios, TRUE 120, Scythe UltraKaze 44cfm, 4x2gb GSkill 8500, Visiontek 3870, Corsair TX850, Antec 900, Win7-64 Home.
    2) Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (rev 1.1, bios F9) E8400 @[email protected] bios, TRUE 120, Schythe UltraKaze 44 cfm, 4x2gb Buffalo FireStyx 8500, XFX 5770, Corsair AX850, CM Scout, WinXP Pro/Win 7-64 Home.
    3) Gigabyte P55A-UD4P (rev 1.0, bios F5) i5 750 @[email protected] bios, CM Hyper 212+, 4x2gb G.Skill Ripjaw 1600, 7900GS, Corsair TX750, CM Scout, Win7 Pro-64.
    4) Asus P8Z68-V Pro (bios 0801), i5-2500K @[email protected] cpuz, Megahalem rev.B, 4x4gb GSkill Sniper 1600, Corsair AX850, Antec 902, Corsair Performance 3 128GB, Win7-64 Home.

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