Burning smell

Forum discussion tagged with Burning smell.
  1. W

    Question PC might be fried, need help to diagnose.

    I was just working on vscode and all of a sudden the PC went off all on its own, at first i thought it was just the power, the pc switched on by itself right after but there was no signal on the monitors and I could smell something burning so i quickly switch off the power from the outlet, i...
  2. Sxythee

    Question New motherboards keep getting burned ?

    I bought a Asus rog strix B550-f a few weeks back and was using it with a ryzen 5 2600 it worked fine for a few days put then the next day i turn my pc back on there came a little smoke from under the cpu cooler so the motherboard died,i took my old board b450 gaming plus put my ryzen 5 in there...
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    Question Gpu fan noise and plastic smell, doesn't go beyond 400 Rpm while gaming, overheating upto 87C causing fps drop

    My gpu Zotac Rtx 2060 6gb GDDR6 is making weird fan noise (buzzing, clicking and some sort of crunchy noises) it is also giving off some weird plastic smell while both idle and and during gaming (it also gave some burning smell a few days ago), the fans rpm doesn't go beyond 400 while both idle...
  4. Robby Shorts

    [SOLVED] Help! I think one of my fans on a ROG-STRIX-GTX1060-O6G-GAMING is starting to die!

    Hey guys, yesterday when I was playing PUBG, I noticed an odd burning smell coming from my PC. Along with this for the past 2 days, I noticed that when my PC was idle (so GPU fans should be off, or at least on a low setting) I would hear the GPU fan speed rev up and get to be pretty loud for...
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    Question burning smell from PC

    Hi, I recently upgraded from an older i5 4460 + GTX 1050 to a i5 10400 + 1660 super. A few days ago, I noticed a burning smell one night while playing flight simulator, so I immideately shut the PC down. I then opened the case, and ran flight simulator multiple times to stress the hardware and...
  6. HelpPleaseHELP

    [SOLVED] PLEASE HELP! Burning smell & won't turn back on!

    So I smelled a burning plastic smell & it was coming from my brothers PC tower. It was already off & looks like the dog knocked the tower on its side. I shut it off completely & waited about 1 hour. It will NOT turn on. I can't see any melted plastic components or wires. I can't identify where...
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    [SOLVED] Is My PSU / PC Damaged?

    Hi, This morning I accidentally plugged my PC into a wall socket that I usually use to turn my monitor on. I switched the PC on, but 2 seconds later it restarted 3 times very quickly, then there was a burning smell so I immediately unplugged and switched everything off. After this happened I...
  8. F

    [SOLVED] burning smell from GPU

    So I tried selling an old r9 390x sapphire nitro (unused). The person I sold it to returned it to me saying "we sys admins recognise when a gpu smells burnt". So I felt really guilty, had no idea, I mean I never even used the thing. So I basically said "well if the warranty is off i can't mess...
  9. J

    [SOLVED] PC often crashes, gave Video Memory error, now smells like it's burning

    not sure if it's related but I updated a PC from solidworks 2019 to 2020 on friday and it started acting funny, it started randomly freezing, the fans would kick up to 100% and the screen wouldn't change, just displayed what was showing before the crash. Started troubleshooting it this week...
  10. ViHAA

    [SOLVED] My Graphics Card is running loud and smells burnt.

    Just over a year ago, I bought a Zotac GTX 960 4gig version for a good deal and worked like a charm till later this week. I heard loud noises and immediately thought it was the CPU stock heatsink (which I had an earlier issue with and got replaced) but no, the graphics card fans were producing a...
  11. AskenLurom

    [SOLVED] Brand new computer mouse with a burning smell?

    Good evening. Past december, I bought on AliExpress a nice-looking computer mouse what I thought could be a nice upgrade from my Genius Xscroll GM-04003A. However, I don't know why but I thought on smelling it after a 5-minutes usage. The mouse have a smell like burning circuit. Is this smell...
  12. K

    [SOLVED] Weird/burning smell coming from rig/gpu then shutdown.

    A few days ago there was a weird smell coming from my rig, I couldn't tell if it was chemical or burning. My parent's also couldn't come to a conclusion on the smell just describing it as "weird" as well. Of course I was stupid to ignore the smell but I didn't know it was coming from my rig...
  13. M

    Question Pc crashed windows stopped worjing and usb ports started smelling bad

    So a little while back like 1 week i made my build i left it to do at the pc shop they made the wiring etc only thing i did today i buyed a SAPPHIRE RX 5700 XT GPU from radeon and switched it for the gigabyte 1050 Ti OC and everything was cool i ran two benchmarks on far cry 5 and battlefield 1...
  14. Z

    Question Popping Sound & Burning Smell

    Hello, So it has been about a year since I turned on my old tower. Just plugged it in, and booted it up. During boot up a heard some crackling/popping sounds. I immediately turned it off opened up the tower and looked around. I smelled the faint scent of burning, but could not see anything...
  15. M

    I can't get a stable overclock no matter what i try

    So I've tried overclocking over a million times by now and I can never get it to be stable. Yesterday I almost succeeded a 4.7 ghz, fixed v core - 1.25 oc with stress test temps of up to 80C and almost 6 hours of constant gameplay with no BSODs or crashes. Today however, I have no idea how, the...
  16. M

    7700k requiring too much voltage for 4.8ghz?

    So, I've been trying to find a stable overclock for my i7-7700k and am getting pretty disheartened. I'm currently running 4.7ghz at 1.235v without issue. (any lower and it can't even complete a run with cinebench or realbench. Won't boot at 1.2v.) My temps stay at around 75 or so in realbench...
  17. M

    Formatting HDD after fresh install of windows on SSD

    I'm going to fresh install windows 10 on an ssd, however after that's done, does the partioned C: of my old hdd stay as a partion of merge with the other main partion of the hdd. Are there any files lost from hdd after I plug it in with OS on ssd because I don't have another hdd or external to...
  18. A

    Is my mobo dead?

    So my pc doesnt turn on anymore, no leds no fans no nothing. I tested the psu and it works, i replaced the cmos battery with a completely new one. I tried turning it on with nothing but the cpu and fan, 1 stick of ram and cpu and mobo power. Still nothing. Is my mobo dead?
  19. V

    gpu for 4k monitor

    So I'm planing to buy a 4k monitor for my desktop. Specs: GPU: R9 200 series (4GB) CPU: AMD FX 6300 six core 8GB RAM Windows 7 I don't play any high end graphics games, mainly leauge of legends, watching movies etc...would my PC support a 4k monitor? Thanks :)
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    2 x 4 GB or more and CPU/GPU Upgrade in HP RP5700 Business System

    I need your help. Thanks to this website, I upgraded my old Dell XPS 210 from 4 GB to 8 GB using 4 x 2 GB RAM chips and found a cost effective E6700 Conroe to upgrade (the Q6700 and Q7700 were not that much faster and cpu-upgrade gave them 70%ish chance of upgrade vs. E6700 with a 96% chance of...
  21. P

    My Logitech g230 stereo gaming headset's mic is not recognized as "plugged in" by my computer.

    I have checked tons of forums and places for answers but I'm getting answers for questions I am not asking. I am asking why my computer wont recognize the microphone and what can I do to fix it Please note that my computer is a tower not a laptop. It has no default microphone
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    Acer aspire m5201 motherboard upgrade?

    I was looking into upgrading my old acer aspire m5201 (prettymuch only saving the bluray drive and case of it) but could figure out if a micro atx board is compatible with the case of it? All I know is it's a micro tower.
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    Blank screen on installing gtx 660 to dell precision 690

    Trying to upgrade my graphics card from radeon hd 5450 to gtx660 in my dell precision workstation. Intel core 2 quad x5355 @ 2666mhz Dell omy171 motherboard lg electronics w2246 22inch moniter with vga connection 8gb ram. So the card fits in nicely, finding the 6 pin power supply was no...
  24. budgy

    6,200 RPM CPU fan speed

    Phenom II X4 965 stock heat sink and fan. My computer is running between 44C and 50C while watching movies on my computer and idling. After 10 minutes of operation, the fan goes past 6,000 RPM and sounds like a jet engine and is very loud. I turned on Quiet cooling via BIOS; reduced 100 RPM...
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    Enough Power for Overclocking

    I have a setup build and I am not sure if I need a better psu. I will be using the built-in gaming mode which overclocks it. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d3dNjX please help