Originally Posted by Jstn7477
I've been folding and crunching like crazy lately with the hardware in my sig. My 20 day old GT 440 already has a brown PCB spot around the Vcore mosfets so now I have a 120mm fan sitting on top of my SFF PC and blowing on the video card/PSU inside it.
I'm also surprised that my A770DE+ has held a 3.9GHz overclock at 1.5v for over a month without blowing up. The Dell/Lite-On 350w PSU powering that rig with its 5770 + 6670 still runs like a champ too at the office, despite the internal fan being maxed out.
Bad news, guys. I got to work this morning, and my dad and one of our employees told me my computers were off. They attempted to turn them back on, but the neon-lit switch on the 10 year old power strip somehow catastrophically failed, and my 2nd rig (crunch/fold 2 w/ A770DE+) powers up to a blank screen and an unresponsive keyboard. My secondary "Shoebox" SFF PC, which houses an AMD E-350 driving my GT 440, still works, thankfully. I have no idea WTF happened, whether a big fucking power surge came out of nowhere (no storms around) or my probably overloaded A770DE+, the screamin' 350w Dell PSU or something blew up and backfired through the mains and killed the power strip. Crunch/Fold 2 will be down until I can figure out what the hell happened, and I'll probably be rebuilding either my Crosshair III Formula with both cards or popping the 5770 in my recently acquired Intel X6800/ASRock G41M-S3 depending on what was damaged.