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Thread: Hardware failure - everyone's worst knightmare? - a failsafe




  1. #11
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    Dont let the screwdriver slip when applying a socket 462 HSF
    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedFreak
    I did that once, luckily I was able to exchange it!
    I did it, but luckily it didnt damage anything, but i was worried it had, as it normally does

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    I did it, but luckily it didnt damage anything, but i was worried it had, as it normally does
    You got pretty damn lucky:D !

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    It would be cool if mobo manufacturers all agreed to leave some space without any circuitry right around where the hsf attaches so that if ur screwdriver slips there's nothing you can break :thumb:

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    But then they couldn't make money from people sending them in to get 'em fixed!!:D

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    Oh i did that aswell. I used a Flat screwdriver and I let slip on a socket 462 Abit board. No serious damage though and believe it run cooler the second time. ha..ha!!
    Lian LI PC60
    (2 intake 80mm ADDA/3
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    Asus A7N8X Dx ver2.0 C1007 latest bios
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    Xms Corsair 3700PT TwinX paired 2x512@200mhz
    200mhz X 11.0 = 2.205GIG
    creative audigy 2
    Asus V8460 U Ti 4600 Dx
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    So in summary:
    1) dont buy oem
    2)dont let the screwdriver slip

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    I'd disagree with the OEM bit as it depends on the part but definately stay away from OEM mobo's.

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    OEM components CAN BE better value but are not neccesarily better than retail components if purchased seperately. But in my opinion, I'd prefer to buy some OEM parts than retail and some retail parts than OEM, because this gives me more of a choice. with guarantees, warranties, value etc...
    Lian LI PC60
    (2 intake 80mm ADDA/3
    exhaust 80mm ADDA)
    EG465P-VE Enermax Dual fan PSU 465watt
    Asus A7N8X Dx ver2.0 C1007 latest bios
    AthlonXp 3200+ Barton
    Xms Corsair 3700PT TwinX paired 2x512@200mhz
    200mhz X 11.0 = 2.205GIG
    creative audigy 2
    Asus V8460 U Ti 4600 Dx
    CPU full load 28C
    Case full load 24C
    Western D HDD 120gb
    XP Professional current best- crap
    11682 marks=xp best performance settings @ 2500+ 166mhz x 11.0X = 1.83GIG

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    in canada, oem is not the better value. it must be a different world where you live.

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    OEM CDROM's and CDRW's are fine when ya just replacin' one that has gone bye bye on ya but ya don't need the software or parts that ya'll use for overclockin' like AMD CPU's and ya plan on usin' a HSF which leaves the retail HSF in the dust, etc, etc, .... but ya do need to do ya homework 1st. Just leave OEM mobo's well alone.

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