View Full Version : what machines have you toasted
09-20-2001, 06:46 AM
I know that distributed computing has this way of putting systems that are bot old and new threw the paces. WHat have you lost so far to DC.
I have been lucky so far, it's only claimed
and my pride and joy Abit KA7-100
I run my computers 24/7 and the last one was a freak power outage while running FAH. The lights flickered,went off then I noticed that the Abit sounded different. when I turned the monitor on, nothing. :cryol:
Lived it's life to the fullest
09-20-2001, 07:18 AM
I can't say that I have ever fried a PC by doing something wrong. However I have had many PC die on me over the years. The latest casualty was my P133 system that died after a hugh UD result. My ultimate loss was a dual P2 233 server that just stopped working one day. It had 10 X SCSI RAID and was used as a mail server for one of our larger customers. Rather than fix it they just purchased a new system and through the old one out. So I went round to the skip that night and took it home with me :)
Still can't get it to work and I've had it for 2 years now !
09-20-2001, 10:18 AM
Slayer: Have you actually pint-pointed the duo CPU system's problem after all these years?:D Was it the CPUs or the mobo? And what brand of mobo are we talking about?
The only system, or rather, CPU I killed was a PII266 @ 333. The stock HSF couldn't cut it. And besides, it was back in the days when nobody actually cared about what the tempt of their CPU is, or maybe just me. Anyway, CPU died, I got a PII333 @ 400 w/ a god damn golding orb for PII. Sweet looking HSF.
09-20-2001, 10:39 AM
All my rigs are humming along jes fine :p
Hey Corpse...do you have a UPS?? If not, I Highly suggest you get one!
A moment of silence please for the Panty Chasers we lost :wizard:
09-20-2001, 10:58 AM
Stoner - The damn thing works for 5 minutes then stops dead. I have really only spent a few days out of the 2 years looking at it so far. I never seem to have enough time as I'm always fixing other PC's and stuff.
Its an old Dell server with some kind of on board everything Mobo. I think its the PSU thats causing the problems. It one strange looking PSU, it is a kind of L shape box!!! Many of the connectors are non-standard. I think I need to do some homework on this on.
09-20-2001, 05:11 PM
Slayer like this PSU?
09-20-2001, 05:47 PM
Thanks for the link Miller. It look like that kind of PSU. I'm gonna remove it from the system tomorrow and get some specs of it. Hopefully I should have the thing fired up soon :)
09-20-2001, 05:52 PM
I know I should get a UPS, but it was between that and an Iwill KK266,1.33 and HSF for 150.I can get a ups soon, but I have 6 computer up and running, so putting one on each would get expensive.
09-20-2001, 05:58 PM
Well you can probably tie 2-3 to each UPS station...if you don't care about battery backup...that is.
The good thing about a UPS it is also a line conditioner and voltage regulatr so it delvers clean and consistent power...which OC'd rigs need :)
If you don't got the greens, just get some HQ surge protectors from like Belkin/APC or Tripp Lite.
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