Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

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




  1. #1

    Default

    Here is a subject that i want to ask the moderators if it is ok to go ahead with this thread and ask for their agreement to provide more useful information on importances of using hardware. But what about all the other novices, intermediates, and even experts that can make this a specialist subject. So ppl do not to make mistakes with new or old hardware or take it too far like to the extreme or generally beyond hazardous - dangerous. I mean... even experts make mistakes right.... I intend for this subject to be shared on vital information that is missed out and general blunders usually not thought out properly before you go and tweak something. To try and make it as advisable, friendly, ans stressing the important facts about health and the safety of yourself and your hardware. Whether this is a good idea i don't know but i would like feedback from other ppl to see what they say - WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Well I can't honestly think of anything that I've destroyed though I have on the odd occassion forgotten to fit a connection that was soon put to rights after slappin' myself once or twice. I do thoughly research things before buying and touching things though (some strange and wacky PC's have turned up here of late).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    111

    Default

    if you are using industry standard hardware which has been approved my either mobo or processor manufacturers, it is pretty difficult (if not impossible) to hurt hardware or yourself.

    Two exceptions to the above:
    For certain oem manufacturers: Before replacing a power supply, check the colour coded wiring on the mobo harness to see if it is the same as the new psu harness. I found a dell comp wired up differently.

    Before replacing an agp card: check agp voltages on both the slot and the vid card, then check mobo for backward compatability.

    I can't think of anything else cuz the connectors make it bulletproof.

    as for o'clocking, watch your heat and voltages.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    1,636

    Default

    With AT, black wires on the inside! hehe
    Oh yeah, test your watercooling outside of the computer for any leaks for a day or two. :thumb:

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fincastle, IN, USA
    Posts
    3,776

    Default

    Dont let the screwdriver slip when you are applying a Socket 462 HSF, AND dont push down to hard as you could scrach the circuitry on the mobo Also be careful to install it properly but the new pads do make it harder to damage your core. On older Socket7 boards make sure the cpu type is corect P55C AMD/P54C Intel. As with any oard that has jumpers, make sure you know what they're for. On 486 make sure you got the cpu corner in the right spot. IF you live somewhere where you get 220/230in wall sockets make sure the switch on your psu is set to that, if its set to 110/115, you probably gonna fry when you start up. NEVER force a cpu into a socket, if it doesnt slide in its not lined up properly. Make sure your ram is lined up properly when you put it in.

    Just a fraction of the many things you can do to screwup a piece of hardware.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    1,296

    Default

    kane2g

    The oddball of the ATs were some Packard Bells. They put the black wires on the outside!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fincastle, IN, USA
    Posts
    3,776

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjackusa
    The oddball of the ATs were some Packard Bells. They put the black wires on the outside!
    I had an old AT mobo like that too

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    1,636

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjackusa
    kane2g
    The oddball of the ATs were some Packard Bells. They put the black wires on the outside!
    Packard Bell! AH yes, it was my first PC. And their tech support (or lack thereof) is why I know so much about PCs.
    But thanks, I didnt know that.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Just look at Dell as they don't use a standard wired ATX power connector either. :(

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    17

    Default

    Dont let the screwdriver slip when you are applying a Socket 462 HSF
    I did that once, luckily I was able to exchange it!



    Just look at Dell as they don't use a standard wired ATX power connector either
    Ah yes, another money-making scheme:D .

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •