Re: How scaed have you been?
i posted a software scare before, so sorry about not following the topic, so i'll make up for it with a hardware scare. Wen i was younger, just starting to get into computers, i took the processor from one packard bell (yup, i said packard bell) which was a 133 MHz pentium, and moved it to an older computer that originally had a 100 MHz in it, figured i could speed it up. Yea, i sped up its life expectancy, i hit the power button (which was the old AT power supply with the hard-wired power button) it made some noise, nothing came on the screen so i was looking behind the monitor and whatnot, not paying attention to the tower, smelled something, and the tower was BELLOWING smoke. needless to say that computer was history.
I'll also add this one in so i don't double post, but the first time i installed a liquid cooling kit, i was freakin out. I had never done it before and i didn't pressure test it like i should have. Started up fine, then i had to move the computer, i CRAWLED making sure to keep it upright and scared as **** there was a leak. after about 6 hours of closely watching the tower, i finally came to the conclusion that everything was alright.
3 days later, i find out the liquid is non-conductive...
needless to say i was hitting my head against the desk.
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Mobo
AMD X2 64 bit 4600+ O.C. 15%(from 2.40 GHz to 2.65 GHZ)
4X1GB Crucial Ballistic Tracer O.C. to 880 MHz @ 4-4-4-12
2 - 500 Gig Seagate 7200 RPM HDDs
2 - 160 GB WD 7200 RPM HDD in RAID 0
NVidia GeForce 8800 GT with 512 megs of RAM
Liquid Cooled Processor
Windows Vista Ultimate 64