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Old 4th March 2004, 23:37   #21
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That little thingie scared the sh*t out a me
Old 4th March 2004, 23:58   #22
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Originally posted by B|oweFish
That little thingie scared the sh*t out a me
that's a tiny capacitator, only a centimeter tall. go figure if those HUGE capacitators in your PSU blow up

hmm, perhaps it's an idea again for a [M]ad movie. in school i'm learning about power supplies

change the direction of the diodes in the PSU, so the electrolytic capacitators get the voltage in the wrong direction. this makes the liquid react wrongly with the metal in the capacitator and it forms a gass. the gas creates a huge pressure in the elco. if we cover the breather hole (it lets the gas get out in case stuff goes wrong) it'll give us a nice BANG
Old 5th March 2004, 16:10   #23
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Originally posted by Tum0r
Don't be to lazy to reset the bios when changing cpu's
same but with memory: put it in SPD before switching ram.
Old 13th March 2004, 11:39   #24
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Be careful removing a hdd if there isn't much room too slide it out. I turned it and cut a trace (twice ) and now it only works as slave.
Old 19th March 2004, 08:07   #25
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make sure fan leads are insulated, shorting the red and black can mess up a psu

(possibly not kill it, but takes about a day for it to recover)
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