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Which pc parts has died in your hands?


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eidairaman1

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Not really the time delay was still such if the heatsink fell off you'd kill the chip and board, a64 we finally got to the point where the CPU didn't need to talk to the chipset to shut itself off
Well never had a hsf fall off either. The thermal protection on the board worked though.

Rapid rise does it
 
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Yeah it is Whirlpool. They used to make almost all their appliances. Now LG makes many of their fridges, washers and dryers. Panasonic makes most of their vacuums.
 

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Yeah it is Whirlpool. They used to make almost all their appliances. Now LG makes many of their fridges, washers and dryers. Panasonic makes most of their vacuums.
Kenmore uses LG, Samsung, Frigidaire/Electrolux, GE, all utter garbage (was a Sears tech).

It's why your Fridge lasts so long and you probably maintain it like your rig(s) for dust...
 
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Nothing that died cause of me messing around 'I'm not into OCing and all that'.

Stuff that just died on its own over time:

Random noname PSU when I was a kid,playing Fable 1 and suddenly my PC turned off and shortly after I smelt that typical burnt electronics smell.

MSI 8800 GT in my first own built system died on me after ~2.5 years but luckily I had 3 years warranty on that and the shop replaced it with a GTS 450.
Also had a Palit GTX 560 Ti die on me after barely 1 years of use,it was a used card and I think it was faulty cause it kept overheating and it was loud as heck.

Last thing that died in my PC was a 500GB HDD years ago and nothing since that 'knocks on wood'.
 

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Nothing that died cause of me messing around 'I'm not into OCing and all that'.

Stuff that just died on its own over time:

Random noname PSU when I was a kid,playing Fable 1 and suddenly my PC turned off and shortly after I smelt that typical burnt electronics smell.

MSI 8800 GT in my first own built system died on me after ~2.5 years but luckily I had 3 years warranty on that and the shop replaced it with a GTS 450.
Also had a Palit GTX 560 Ti die on me after barely 1 years of use,it was a used card and I think it was faulty cause it kept overheating and it was loud as heck.

Last thing that died in my PC was a 500GB HDD years ago and nothing since that 'knocks on wood'.
Never killed anything overclocking myself
 
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It's why your Fridge lasts so long and you probably maintain it like your rig(s) for dust...
Well, I do vacuum the coil, but not as often as I should. In fact, you reminded me I need to.
 
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Well never had a hsf fall off either. The thermal protection on the board worked though.

Rapid rise does it
Same though I did once leave the film on a 212evo Hsf, then messed for hours to set the pc up to crunch, it got hot as ff, didn't turn off though, luckily I eventually realised and corrected it.
I built under the influence and nearly paid for it , don't drink and build, sorry I can't get behind my own statement , do drink just not too much.
 
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Even still, how often have you had your TV fail prematurely? Home stereo/surround sound electronics? Car electronics? I want a new refrigerator but my 15 year old Kenmore refuses to die.

All electronics will die - eventually. But I contend most of us will replace them with something newer, flashier, faster, more powerful first.
Oh, if you meant dying inside the warranty period, sure.
 
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For sure, inside the warranty period, but even after that. Most TV warranties are for 1 to 3 years. My LG OLED TV is 2 years old. The other 4 TVs in this house from Samsung, Vizio, and Seiko are all at least 5 years old. My Samsung microwave oven, used daily is at least 10 years old. My coffee pot is probably 8. The powered Logitech surround sound speaker system on this computer is at least 15 years old.

As I noted earlier, I've been maintaining and repairing electronic equipment for many years - not as a hobby, but as my job. It is not an opinion, it is just a fact. Back in the day with vacuum tubes and discrete analog components, electronics broke down a lot more often. TV repairmen made house calls! They would come in with one or two "tube caddies". Your local grocery and drug stores had tube testers in them. Every town had at least one radio, TV and appliance repair shop.

As the move to discrete solid state devices advanced, reliability improved and that continued to improve as we moved into the digital and integrated circuit age.

When I first started out maintaining Air Force air traffic control facilities, we had ~25 technicians assigned to the shop just to maintain the tower radios and consoles. When all our tube based radios were upgraded to solid state radios, we lost 1/2 our manpower. And that was not just because the radios were much more reliable, but also because we needed fewer backup radios and spares even though we still had the exact same number of UHF and VHF frequencies to cover.

Years ago when IBM, Northgate, Compaq, Dell, Zeos, and Gateway computers were starting out, every computer went through a "burn-in" period before it left the factory. This is because it is not uncommon for new electronics to die upon first power up, or shortly thereafter. That is still true today. But back then it was very expensive for those companies to deal with those warranty returns and repairs. It was cheaper to catch them before they left the factory.

However, as the state-of-the-art, quality of raw materials, design, and manufacturing techniques all improved, the number of brand new electronics that failed in those burn-in periods dropped so dramatically that it no longer became necessary (or cost effective) to test every product as it came off the assembly line.

So again, today's electronics tend to last a very long time, or they get retired and replaced before they die. That's just the facts.
 

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Same though I did once leave the film on a 212evo Hsf, then messed for hours to set the pc up to crunch, it got hot as ff, didn't turn off though, luckily I eventually realised and corrected it.
I built under the influence and nearly paid for it , don't drink and build, sorry I can't get behind my own statement , do drink just not too much.
different platform you were on
 
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I just retired my 850w modular Thermaltake PSU yesterday. For years I thought the main ATX12v on the mobo was worn out, as I had to fiddle with it to get "decent" connections. I may have hurt that PSU, but the damage may have been done years ago while folding with a hard OC on the CPU and GPU's. I checked on it once and it was pulling about 930w from the 850 rating. It wasn't spitting hot air at the time, so I thought it was tough, but apparently not since I had problems for years after, but I chalked it up to memory issues, possibly a CPU issue, pointed my finger at the mobo.. no it was the PSU this whole time. I hurt my old TX850 the same way, and it exhibited the same behaviour, but didn't think I would hurt 2x 850w PSUs, especially since they were new.

I had a ToughPower 650 that I got before I had X58, so I want to say 2007 or so.. I only used the PSU for about a year, if that because I upgraded from an 8800GTX to a GTX 295 and my PSU only had 2x 6 pin connectors. PCP&C 750 is what I rolled with after with the 295 and up. I almost threw away this ToughPower quite a few times over the years, thinking I could never use it again because its only got 2x 6 pin PCIE lines. I plugged it into my X58 yesterday and its driving it like a champ. Solid ATX connection to the mobo, clean stable power which is allowing me to overclock the CPU and GPU at the same time for the first time in years, many years. My 970 isn't the best clocker to begin with as it seems to strictly adhere to its power ratings. Just running the CPU at 4ghz, nice easy load all together. I tested it all day yesterday and I'm really happy with it. What got my attention was the 970 was dropping clocks at stock speeds, dipping way down into low 1ghz range, normally it runs at 1400 and stays there. Now I can run the core up to 1485, or with a mem oc at 1853 I can run up to bout 1450-1460. I can see why people were upset when the card came out new, and I can see why they revised it they way they did later with a beefier power section. Its still decent though, and for 150 bucks I'm still happy with it lol. But it really cant oc for shit, and it is basically a plug and play card, run it at stock and forget it. At least now I can get everything it can give.

This post for me marks the end of a nearly 7-8 year ordeal, I love my X58 rig again :love:
 
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different platform you were on
Yeh Fx8350 it didn't like running like that , in my defence I've built hundreds of PC's without such brain fartery and have only done it once, it had no writing on , anyway enough defence, shit happens man ffs up ,we learn:).
 
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