smell

Forum discussion tagged with smell.
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    Question New PC burning smell

    I built a new PC around 2 months ago and when I built it initially there was a burning smell when it was installing Windows so I turned it off. I checked all the Modular PSU cables and all seemed firmly in but in the end decided to pull them out and start again. The smell never came back but...
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    [SOLVED] Is my PSU failing?

    There was a smell of burning dust or plastic , i couldn't see any obvious cables or burnt marks inside my computer case, so i dusted it, it's been maybe a year or a little over since last time i dusted it, so it was really needed anyways. I tried to locate the smell but there was no obvious...
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    [SOLVED] EVGA 970 Smells - No Load

    I've noticed for a week or two that something has been messing with my nose/head. I eventually realized it was my PC, and after troubleshooting the psu/cpu/gpu, I found it was my 970. Its heat sink smells hot, but it's hard to put a finger on the exact smell. It doesn't smell like plastic...
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    [SOLVED] Electrical smell after upgrading GPU?

    Hey guys, I have a question. I just upgraded from a 750Ti (power from board only) to a 1660 SUPER (8 Pin). On the first boot of the PC something inside the case smelled kinda electrical. Maybe a tiny bit burned? (no plastic smell though), but much rather electrical (don't know how to describe...
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    [SOLVED] Slight burning smell inside case

    So I built a new PC a while ago and when I turned on for a few minutes, I it smelt like something was burning a little bit in the case, well I don't know if it was burning but I don't know how else to describe it. I could only smell it if I stuck my head inside the case, it wasn't noticeable...
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    [SOLVED] New PC smells like plastic

    I know how many people already ask about this but I just can’t seen to find out why my PC smells still. After running GTA V for about an hour my pc starts to smell like plastic even though all my components are staying under 80 degrees Celsius. I have nothing overclocked. Stock Ryzen 3 2200g...
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    [SOLVED] Burning Smell coming from gpu!!!!

    I turned on My Pc This Morning and smell something burning from inside my pc upon further insepection it wwwas coming from my gpu and the gpu fan wasn't working. I took it out and kept on sniffing it to find it was coming from the fan header and I found a lot of dust and a small black ball size...
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    Question Smelling "electric burning" smell coming from computer directly after plugging in Ethernet cord?

    Howdy everyone, yesterday I was working on a project in sketchup when my internet began to slow to the point that i could download anything. So in an attempt to fix this I bypassed my router and plugged the Ethernet directly into the back of my computer. This fixed the internet problem, but in...