Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Nick259, Apr 15, 2012.
i should probably sleep.
Sorry I can't see the one you're talking about. Would it be too much hastle to download the pic and circle it in paint?
EDIT: sorry i'm a dumbass I see it marked now. I'll try and fiddle with it now.
I did LOL look athe the pic again lol
Yeah sorry see my edit
try bending a bit fixing this pin to align the grid properly may be its messing around.
they don't need to be perfect but you don't want them to overlap when in the DOWN position
Don't push down on END OF THE PIN them and don't pry up on the END OF THE PIN if you can help it they break ever so easily
msi overclocked hd 6850 (power edition), works fine on my low end 450w ordinary psu by Intex then why the heck would be 520w not enough to run 5850.
I had it connected it up to my corsair HX 520W power supply (spare psu just upgraded to an antec HCG 750w) and when I switched it on after fiddling with that pin it just sparked and there was a sort of burning smell. Then I plugged it into my pc and it booted it up fine, just came back after dinner to test it again and there was another spark. I'm pretty sure the power supply is fucked, i'm not testing it out on my pc again as I don't want to destroy it. Shit...
A PSU that I was about to sell for £40 blown testing a shitty faulty motherboard worth nothing. Dammit. What are the chances that the PSU is still ok?
Sorry guys just venting here i'm a bit pissed off atm.
EDIT: There wasn't any smoke if that makes a difference?
Try to test the PSU with the paperclip trick. Don't put the paperclip in while the PSU is on! See whether the PSU turns on or not.
And if you still want to test the motherboard, this may be handy for testing the pins. But I guess it's time to buy an other socket 775 motherboard, it's much safer this way. How much did your friend pay for that nForce 590 SLI motherboard? Anyway, try to find a used Intel 965P, P35 or P45 chipset based socket 775 motherboard, e.g. this Asrock P5B-DE.
Ok using the paperclip test it sparks and then the fan begins to spin. I switched it off as soon as it sparked so i'm not sure what would happen after that.
Currently i'm looking at the G41 motherboards as they seem to be ~£30 and have DDR3 support.
mmm once the mystery smoke escapes theres no putting it back in
There's no smoke but I think you're right
I don't think just that one pin could kill a PSU unless is a no name psu without any circuit protection. I have grounded Molex 12V before by mistake and it just shuts the PSU off.
if it was a power pin and it shorted the VRM out it could have
if that happened he has a dead board AND A dead psu
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