An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-13-2011, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
pro2a's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 382
Default An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Thank god I had an extra heat-sink laying around

I bought an extra one one day when my other one in an old tower failed. Long story short, I ended up with an extra because I had bought one by itself, and another came with a CPU I bought for my new machine. I figured I'd keep it as an extra for a "just in case".

Well that "just in-case" happened today. I was rocking out to some tunes when I heard a horrible buzzing sound from my tower. I popped it open to see what it was, then noticed my heat-sink fan was not on. I quickly looked at my temps and they were rising rapidly, and stuff started chunking up bad. I unplugged my tower quickly. I popped the old heat-sink out and popped the extra one in. Everything is A-OK now

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure Just a thought. Keep an extra one around just in-case. Even if it's just a cheap working one is better then a fried CPU.

/End lesson.

pro2a is offline  
Old 03-13-2011, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
patonb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Lucky lucky

Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 03-14-2011, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 12
Send a message via AIM to TK421
Default Re: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

I am quite familiar with the buzzing sound you speak of. To my ears it's like nails on a chalk-board, and sure to make your heart skip a beat!
TK421 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
man eats 15 pound burger!!! ricanflow Off Topic Discussion 11 10-18-2008 11:28 PM
what are British pound sterlings? Norcent Off Topic Discussion 14 08-19-2007 05:03 AM
Cure for vampirism? Mr_Threepwood PC Gaming 17 04-02-2006 03:55 AM
Worm, cure? Jerigorn Viruses, Spyware and Malware 4 05-19-2004 10:10 PM
Passive Spyware Scanning - Prevention is better than cure! Harper Microsoft Windows and Software 1 04-29-2004 03:15 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.