Forum discussion tagged with fried.
  1. ToxicSniper

    Question Motherboard fried or not getting power.

    Specs: Motherboard: asus prime x570-pro Cpu: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Gpu: GIGABYTE RTX 2070 windforce (not used for diag) Ram: 32G (4x8) ddr4 hyperX fury (1 8GB stick for diag) OS: windows 10 on SSD ADATA sp550 Psu: seasonic gx-750w So my buddy had a asus prime x570-pro motherboard that he bought to...
  2. F

    Question GPU fried, could my CPU potentially be damaged?

    To preface this post for understanding, my build is as follows: AMD Ryzen 5800x, Noctua D15, Asus Strix B550-F, Corsair Vengence Pro SL 2x8gb 3600mhz, Corsair RM750x 2021, (Old) Msi Gtx970. As the title suggests, I am pretty sure my GPU just fried. I am building a new PC and currently cannot...
  3. M

    Question Wet graphics card ? Pc not working

    Hello everyone, 2 days ago my pc suddenly turned off and wouldnt turn back on but the green light was on, on the motherboard. 2 days later i start investigating what causes the pc not to turn on my thoight was the motherboard, cpu was fried somewhere or the psu is not performing as well anymore...
  4. patfrank17

    Question Failed HDD Recovery

    Hey, two years ago my old laptop's internal HDD presumably fried and the computer stopped detecting it. I've held onto it ever since then because I was pretty confident I could somehow recover the data, but never have. The fact that I've been able to procrastinate on working with it for two...
  5. M

    Question Help With Fried Laptop (Lenovo T410s) Fan Connector

    Many months ago, I was doing a small project with a lenovo t410s when I accidentally shorted out the laptop fan port's pins for a split second. So, whenever the laptop turned on, it displayed "fan error" and the cooling fan did not work. It also immediately shut down following the error. I tried...
  6. Boje22

    Question Bricked & Fried Mobo?

    I didn’t use my better judgement today. Created an account for a second opinion and to log my stupid mistake. specs: Ryzen 7 3700x (prev. Ryzen 3 3300x) w/ temporary stock cooler (lack of abundant thermal paste required me to swap out my EVO Cooler) ASUS B450 Pro 2x 32GB 3600mhz Corsair ram...
  7. B

    [SOLVED] Fried something in my laptop. Is it worth fixing?

    I have an older Alienware laptop that I "fried" a couple years ago. I took an external DVD drive, plugged it into the USB port of the laptop. Then I put the wrong AC adapter into the DVD drive. BOOM! instantly killed the laptop. Is it a cheap hardware replacement, or would it be a whole...
  8. Chrismasterski

    Question Is my GPU dead?

    The power went out while my computer was on but it was plugged into a surge protector so I thought it would be fine. When the power came back on, I tried turning it on again but I kept getting a black screen, everything else on the computer seemed to be working fine, the gpu fans were also...
  9. Dendentric_cell

    [SOLVED] Is my Graphics Card fried

    Specs Core i5 3570 8gb ram ddr3 1600mhz Toshiba q pro SSD Toshiba HDD 500gb GTX 970 wind force g1 Corsair rm750 (new as a gift) Antec h20 620 soo cooler for cpu (seems like a overkill but hey it was 30 dollars and boxed new, I also know that this AIO came out years ago specifically 2011, but...
  10. Y

    [SOLVED] New high end PC build won't boot ,no fan sppining ,solid REd LED on MOBO(CPU) HELP!

    Hi everyone , yesterday I finished a completely new PC build with the following specs: CPU:core i9 10900k GPU:EVGA 2080 super black MOBO:AORUS Z490 elite (LGA1200) PSU:AORUS AP 850 GM (850W 80plus gold) COOLER: NZXT Kraken x73 RAM:G skill trident neo 32gb Storage: 1tb Kingston nmve m2...
  11. C

    [SOLVED] So, I finally may have fried something; motherboard won't turn on. Passes paperclip test.

    I just got a new GPU and was trying to update the BIOS, so I popped the CMOS battery. I realized far too late I hadn't unplugged the power cable, and i can't even remember if I flipped the power switch (though the computer was off). When I popped the CMOS battery back in, no response to power...
  12. W

    [SOLVED] What the heck happened to my motherboard?

    I recently encountered a serious problem for which I have found no answer. As of Saturday night, my custom-built PC was working wonderfully. In the tech world, it's starting to get old (built in July of 2014), but it's still a powerhouse of a computer for someone like me. I noticed there was a...
  13. mark520fay35

    Discussion HotSwapping fried my 850 EVO

    When swapping hard drives, I generally plug the SATA power first, then the data ports. In the diagram below, this is how I intend to connect my drive: PSU > SATA Cable > SATA Power 1 (Main SSD) > SATA Power 2 (Second SSD to be powered) > SATA Power 3 > SATA Power 4 When I plugged in SATA Power...
  14. andrewbrinkmann007

    [SOLVED] Did I Fry My CPU?

    CPU: Intel i5-9600k GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super MOBO: MSI MPG z390 Gaming Pro Carbon RAM: Corsair Vengeance 3600hz 2x8gb Storage: Crucial P1 1tb m.2 Pwr: Corsair TX650M cooler: NZXT Kraken M22 From new (Aug 2019) I clocked my cpu to 5Ghz at 1.334 volts. Had issues w crashes so I ended up...
  15. F

    [SOLVED] Possible PSU fried? Suggestions please

    Hi Tom’s Hardware community I’ll ask you about a part of my PC, but first I’ll tell you what happened this morning so as to give you a little background. My PC was powered off but connected. Suddenly the power went off, came back and went off again. I thought it had to do with my city’s...
  16. D

    [SOLVED] Any surefire method to tell if MOBO is fried?

    So some context as to why I'm asking. Earlier today I got back from college and found out my computer didn't turn on. I wasn't sure why but thought it was the RAM, which it was because I put it in my brothers mobo and an led lit up indicating that there was something wrong. His motherboard is a...
  17. J

    [SOLVED] is my motherboard toast?

    so i accidentally plugged a floppy disk power connecter into my fan header because it’s connected to my case fans and it started smoking. the chip next to the fan header blew. is my motherboard dead do i need to get a new one? do you think the other components are dead too?
  18. T

    [SOLVED] SATA cable fried, not sure if it damaged other parts

    Images (of harddrives, the SATA cable and the laptop): View: So i had this old dead laptop lying around, and i thought i would plug the HDD into my other laptop to extract some files since it was an ssd + hdd hybrid. Both drives use SATA, although the old...
  19. K

    Question Is my Motherboard Fried?

    Hello, my pc randomly stopped worked yesterday without warning. Everytime I try and turn it on, nothing powers up. There is a brief flash of light from one of my fans and there are some led lights on the mother board that are working but that's about it. No fans accually turn on. I have no idea...
  20. L

    Question Why does my motherboard keep frying

    So this is my third time trying to build my computer, I sold my old one due to money reasons and thought I would pick up the portable VELKA 3 ITX case. How ever every time I close the case I end up frying the motherboard some how. I am currently using the rog strix b450-i board and have replaced...
  21. M

    Question Possibly Fried Fan LEDs by Plugging Them In Troubleshooting

    I recently got the MF120R adressable RGB fan. I plugged it into my RGB cable splitter, which is plugged into my D_LED1 RGB connector on my Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite. It worked fine. I then realised that the D_LED2 connector was close enough to be connected to my fan. I decided connect it to that...
  22. S

    Question PLEASE HELP. Did I just fry my CPU?

    Long story short, my CPU’s performance was considered terrible after running multiple UserBenchmark tests but the CPU usage was very low in task manager which I found odd. I’m not gonna bother going into detail on how I may have fried it in the past to keep this somewhat short but soon after I...
  23. G

    [SOLVED] Admitting I screwed up.

    I bought a Ryzen 5 3600 with a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. However, I feel I botched the install. However, I dont feel too mad, as I realized mistakes like these are part of the game. My EVGA PSU is a bit of older model that only uses 4 pin connector but it is 750 watts so in theory it should run...
  24. Eddddd

    [SOLVED] What can i do ?

    So my problem came about 4 months ago when I heard noise coming from my laptop, it sounded like an old hdd which was crazy because I have an ssd installed. A few days passed by and I decided to disassemble my laptop to change the thermal paste, changed the old one for some arctic 5, all set and...
  25. H

    Question Circuit breaker flipped and fried my PSU?

    So I installed a Corsair H100i platinum, after the installation, I plugged the computer in heard a loud pop and smelt smoke, the breaker tripped in the outlet I plugged it into. I know the pop was a capacitor in the PSU because I tested the PSU after and it was dead. To get to the point I’m...
  26. M

    [SOLVED] Amd 3000 in incompatible board, does it break cpu?

    Yesterday I decided to switch to ryzen 5 3600 and I thought I has purchased the appropriate board being the MSI tomahawk B450, however upon scouring the web trying to find out why it wouldn’t boot I discovered it was because the board needed a bios update before installing a 3000 chip... I was...
  27. M

    [SOLVED] Discovered a burnt spot on Seagate 2TB Barracuda.

    Hey guys! So sometime back my mobo died and i decided to sell off my other parts before attempting another fresh build. After disassembling, I discovered the drive I used for storage has a burnt spot. Image: View: I don't know how old or how long ago this was...
  28. C

    Question Motherboard

    Can I soak a mother board in isopropyl alcohol
  29. Question Fried SSD Circuitry: Worth it to RMA or salvage?

    Hi all: Yes, it happened. I learned the hard way. After plugging in a power supply cable from another manufacturer and connecting my SSD, the drive fried. With a round of investigation, it looks like all of the voltages were moved around. Here are the two configs: The unfortunate part is the...
  30. J

    Question Is my cpu dead?

    Hello, First of all, not a pc expert so sorry in advance. I've owned the following system 2.5 yrs and never had issues but today it will not power up: Intel core i7 6700k skylake Gigabyte g1 ga-z170x-gaming 7 lga 1151 mobo Samsung 950 pro m.2 ssd Noctua nh-d15 sso2 d type cpu cooler Zotac...
  31. T

    Question Spilled a tiny bit into my pc

    I recently bought new motherboard, cpu and ram and last night my screens went black after i spilled some water. I looked through the case as much i could and found this: View: I got a tip to remove it with alcohol and bake it in 70C/ 160f. Should i do as he Said or...
  32. C

    Question My 2nd GPU in a row got fried, what is going on?

    In October I finished buying parts for my PC. I put it together and everything was fine. Then, after approximately 2 and a half months, while I was playing CS:GO, my screen went black, computer restarted and the screen said "No signal". I've tried the most recommended solutions (holding down...
  33. TheHyland

    Question Transferring HDD with Windows 7 into new PC with Windows 10 installed.

    I've bought a prebuilt and I'm currently waiting for it to arrive. The new PC will have Windows 10 installed, which I'm happy with. I have a HDD in my old PC with my old files and games installed. Is it possible to install my old HDD into my new PC purely for access to my files with out it...
  34. B

    [SOLVED] Is there any hardware extention for laptops with a slimline slot?

    I recently noticed that I don't use my slimline dvd-rom, so I thought that people surely thought of some useful extensions that one can replace it with. But I couldn't find anything besides a frame for a secondary SSD/HDD. Is there really no other use?
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    Dark spot on back of cpu

    My P.C. wont post. After taking it apart to reseat the cpu I noticed a darkspot on the bottom of the CPU. I thought is was thermal paste but after wiping it with alcohol nothing happened. What is this. Specs I5 7600k Rx 470 Msi z270i bulldog 16 GB ddr4 adata 2400mhz
  36. justlikethat424

    Switch between internal graphics and dedicated gpu on desktop pc

    As I am a programmer, I want to be mining with my GPU(gtx 1080ti) in the background. ##case 1: Taking monitor output from motherboard. So my OS(Win 10) and other applications use the onboard graphics and everything runs fine from browsing to programming.If I start nicehash or start the bat...
  37. L

    Overclock Ryzen 2600 safe

    Hello, I just bought a ryzen 2600 processor with Asus Rog strix B350 F Gaming motherboard. I would like to take the processor to a moderate overclock of 4 ghz or 4.05 ghz. Since I'm not an expert on overclocking, I'd like to know if anyone can tell me which configuration especially for voltage...
  38. T

    Windows reboot loop

    So it's my sisters birthday and I gave her my old pc. And I used the recover option to reinstall windows without my files saved on it. Now I got an error that made the pc reboot and then the error came again and so on, so I tried the option to press shift + F10 and then type regedit. The link...
  39. H

    What could cause issues with multicast function on a modem

    So I have had many internet issues, as in total outages, that the system blames on dns errors, and then I have the isp remotely diagnose the modem and they find no issue, at least yet, and I have tried everything imaginable to diagnose the routers, install new lan card drivers, and so forth...
  40. J

    Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz showing only about 800mhz on each core?

    So, this is most likely an absolute noob's question, but in HWMonitor, my cpu is showing about 800mhz in a clocked speed, but this is away from a game. The advertised speed was 3.5 ghz, so...what the heck? This is probably something I just don't know. Thanks ahead of time.