- Nov 4, 2005
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|System Name||MoFo 2|
|Processor||AMD PhenomII 1100T @ 4.2Ghz|
|Motherboard||Asus Crosshair IV|
|Cooling||Swiftec 655 pump, Apogee GT,, MCR360mm Rad, 1/2 loop.|
|Memory||8GB DDR3-2133 @ 1900 22.214.171.124 1T|
|Video Card(s)||HD7970 1250/1750|
|Storage||Agility 3 SSD 6TB RAID 0 on RAID Card|
|Display(s)||46" 1080P Toshiba LCD|
|Case||Rosewill R6A34-BK modded (thanks to MKmods)|
|Audio Device(s)||ATI HDMI|
|Power Supply||750W PC Power & Cooling modded (thanks to MKmods)|
|Benchmark Scores||Its fast. Enough.|
On a side note mechanical hard disks suck....hard, and that is as nice as I can be. I booted my Win developer setup on my spare 2TB and installed my copy of 7 onto a new small partition.
Back to the story though, drive in question is a OCZ Agility 3 120GB. I dismantled the drive and sure enough some of the coolant "salts" were dried up on one of the memory chips. I attempted to rinse it off with tap water but its stubborn and my water is hard here, I used a old tooth brush but some residue remains. At this point the drive power light comes on, but it does not register with the BIOS or my RAID card.
I propose to sink the drive in de-ionised water for a week, periodically removing it to give it a scrub, then using a hair dryer or other heat source to dry it and or possibly some electrical cleaner and let it sit again for a few days and try it again.
There is a labeled set of serial connection points on the board, however I am unsure what if any program would allow low level access to the chip to reflash a BIOS onto it. I may attempt hyperterminal to see what if anything it spits out if all else fails.
If none of this works, what should I attempt if anything other than using it as a target for .40 cal?