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  1. tiys

    tiys New Member

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    whats your worse computing expirence?

    mine is when there was a thunder-storm, and i forgot to unplug my pc, and a surge went to it, and fried everything :cry:
     
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    Mine was trying to play doom3 online with a 2GHz celeron... oh god the lag...
     
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    Seeing my laptop in mid-air through the rear view mirror while realizing I left it on the roof of the car.
     
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    the first time you ever fry a CPU + motherboard from OCing. You'll never forget that smell, or the smoke, or that feeling of "WHAT HAVE I DONE?!!!! :cry:"

    RIP - Pentium Pro + ABIT motherboard


    hopefully, an experience I'll never have to deal with again - we've gotten away from jumpers and switches on the motherboard, thankfully.
     
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    Plugged in power supply without the cover on and a metal screwdriver. Enough said.
     
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    when me and my brother bought 2 gigabyte motherboards (AGP) and 2 compusa power supplies...

    both died on the same day
     
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    Back when I was computer stupid and trying to learn stuff I was messing around with my socket a duron computer and broke part of the bracket when I took the heatsink off. Was able to get the heatsink clip back on but it didn't have much to hang on too. Well the heatsink fell off taking the whole computer with it. :(
     
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    Worst computer experience... I was grounding myself to work on my computer, so I put my static wrist wrap into the ground of the electrical socket. I then plugged in the power cable to my soldering iron... but then I found out the socket was wired wrong so I got 115v of AC current through my body...
     
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    Honestly the worst I can think of was turning on my very first custom rig.. I was scared shitless that it wouldnt turn on lol
     
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    formating a wrong drive(with valuable and not backup-ed data) and reinstalling an OS on it.
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I got one:

    just crashed after about 30 minutes of BF2142, yet it loops 3dmark06 for 5 hours

    DUBYA TEE EFF
     
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    well this isnt that bad but i was tranferring data from my 2 gb SD card from my pocket pc to my comp and i had a glase of water on my desk below and i took the SD card out of my multi card reader and droped it in this cup of water well it was a small narrow cup and i couldnt reach in it with my hands and i couldnt dump it on the ground searching for enything i could domp it into i found my blank CD cover and dumped it in there and the SD card was alrite :)
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Mine was when i had my first water loop.My screen went all screwy so i rebooted,it was the same when i rebooted.So i got my torch and looked through the window on my case and my graphics card was covered in water,so much that it was dripping off.I ditched the shitty asetek water block and got a dd tdx.
     
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    when i tryed playing games on my computer without DX installed XD rofl good times
     
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    nice expirences! keep 'em comin!! :D

    sorry about your losses tho
     
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    Well my dad writes books and stuff like on the computer and I decided to install Vista on it cause I just really wanted to use it and I did the upgrade because I knew it shouldn't delete any of the files, boy did that turn out to be one experince. He couldn't open any of his files off of Microsoft word cause there was no Microsoft word. Man I felt like dying there, I thought I had ereased all of my dads files that he spent years writting with no back-up. All is well now though, man thats the wrost feeling in the world turst me.
     
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    Mine was only 3 weeks agob while modifying the water loops. Completely stuffed a BFG 680i mobo and a BFG 8800GT being careless and only last night I put my new Striker II in and my 1000W E-Power PSU tripped the power circuit and didn't recover. Luckily I had a spare. It must be time to have a good run if I stopped fiddling with shit! :banghead:
     
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    Dad didn't tell me he hadn't kept an external backup of the last three years' patient records. I went ahead with my bold plans of upgrading a NT 4.0 SP6 server to SuSE.









    Oh the hospital did keep a hard (paper) copy of the records and so I along with three staff members spent four days recovering paper data into the re-installed NT4 server....
     
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    Putting a 1 gig ecc pc133 stick im my server and not paying attention putting it backwards turning it on and watching the smoke pour out. very expensive mistake but we live we learn right.:twitch:
    This was way back in 1999 when a gig in a pc was something
     
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    Probably when I melted my TEC and the cpu and mobo with it, or when I pulled the core out of my 6000+. lol.
     
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    Sneezed in front of cpu and banged head, to and caused a lock up. Lol I unno why lmao but i got a big bump :/
     
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    One day I noticed a strange sound coming from the computer, a weird whirring sound. Upon further examination, I could see that something was blocking every single fan from spinning, everywhere I looked!

    I took off the sidepanel to find all sorts of pencils, folded up paper, pipecleaners, and other assorted KID craft gear stuffed in every orifice of the machine, jamming up the fans...little people FTW!!:slap:


    Also, I've ruined no less than 5 keyboards (at work and home) by spilling coffee, beer, wine, etc. all over the place.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I removed my ATi Silencer 5 from my x800gt only to find one of the memory chips stuck on the cooler.
     
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    Attempted to plug in a molex connector upside down while computer was powered on. Ouch.!@:twitch:
     
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    switched the psu voltage from 230v to 110v using the little red switch.. big BANG!! lol
     

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