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did my motherboard burn

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  1. adiwitko New Member

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    Hi guys I wanted to ask if my motherboard burned so the story is today when finaly I got windows 7 in my mail i did start my computer the second time from time I finished building it and when I clicked my power on button I heard a zap noise and when i opend my pc one of the cables from the psu was burned it was one that all the fans been plugged in to and it was plugged in to my motherboard so I'm asking if my motherboard might of been burned or may be some other parts as well.

    Thank you for reading and please help
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    There is no way for us to know that. I would get another psu and try to spread the fans out on the cables. Te4st with a new psu. You will be able to see what has been fried or not.
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    Agreed, no way to tell. If it was a cheap PSU, very possible that it took other parts with it. DON'T SKIMP ON YOUR PSUs! It's like feeding cheetos to an olympic athlete!
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    I'm a bit confused here, you said the PSU cable that all of your fans were plugged into burned. I assume they're 4-pin molex cables, so how was that plugged into the motherboard?
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    Can you take a picture so we can get a better understanding of your cable connections?
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    And some specifications, PSU mobo and so on.
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    Specifications are CPU:Intel core I5 3rd generation overclocked to4.6 ghz
    GPU:Gainward GeForce GTX 560
    Motherboard:Asus P8Z77-V LX
    PSU:OCZ coreXstream 500w
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    And the cable that was pluged in was the fan control cable
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    Case fans can be powered by connecting them to motherboard headers or by connecting directly to the PSU through molex or connecting to a fan controller which has to be powerd by a molex from the PSU.
    What have you done?
    You have a separate fan controller? What make is it, how many fans you have connected to the fan controller?

    This is a good test to see if your PSU is dead from whatever you were doing:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4
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    I did connect them in to the power supply and then there was a three pin plug left so I conntected it and the plug .said chassi fan
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    I did connect 3 fans
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    And a think my PSU is dead because one whole cable is burned to the copper wire and its split in half
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    I'm not sure what fans and what motherboard you used, but if you pulled more than the typical 1A-1.5A on your motherboard's fan header then you probably blew the fan header. If it's a cheaper board then it could be possible that it took the motherboard with it.

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