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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    I often treat anything that has only a power connection and no data connection (fan connectors, molex/SATA powered bay devices) as hot-pluggable. I should probably stop doing that. The PSU did power down after a few seconds. What kept happening is that the fan controller in the motherboard kept...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Technically yes, but it was only a fan connector input. That's the part that confused me. The cooler wasn't plugged into the mobo. It was wired to a PWM splitter powered by a SATA power connector. The only connection paths to the motherboard from those components would be through the USB...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Yeah, I tested the PSU with another system and it all worked fine. The breadboard tests were done with a spare PSU I keep around specifically for testing things. Luckily most of my drives are in an external drive box, waiting on cables to connect them to my LSI HBA card. Still means my highly...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Update: I plugged in the system on a breadboard and shorted the power good wire to ground manually. The fan on the PSU spun up, the motherboard gave a POST beep, and then came the sound of frying bacon and the magic smoke came pouring out of the SATA ports. If it wasn't dead before, it is now...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Alright, bios reset and battery pull did nothing. I've pulled the board from the case, disconnected everything except the ATX connector, and used a backup PSU. When I turn on the PSU, the system won't turn on, PSU fan doesn't spin, etc. No signs of life, EXCEPT, the X79 chipset heatsink heats up...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    The part that confuses me is that I shorted the input of the cooler. It takes in PWM signal and 12V from the motherboard (or the PWM splitter in my case) and sends back the tach signal. The 6-pin shouldn't be sending power back along that line. The cable connecting the PWM splitter and the...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    It's a TEC cooler, so it needs a good power supply. The USB power is for software connectivity. I got it because I wanted as much cooling power as I could get, with a very small space. It also compliments the TEC coolers I have in my 2P "Server". It appears, however that the PCIe power for the...
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    Might have broken my motherboard. Help?

    Not really sure if this is the best place to put this, but it seems my motherboard might have gotten fried from a short circuit. Here's what happened: I unplugged the control wire from my CPU cooler, plugged it back in slightly misaligned, and the system shut off and wouldn't turn back on. When...
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    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Capable Of Running Full Windows 10

    Yeah, my gaming system (SB-E Xeon and R9 Fury) *might* pull 600W under full load. My old Kabini system used to pull less than 30W from the wall at full load.
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    Window Resizing Issue

    So this might be in the wrong section, but here's an issue I've had lately. Ever since I installed my liquid cooling loop in my gaming system I've been having issues with any windows that are open when the system goes to sleep. In this instance I had three chrome windows open, one filing each...
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    X79 Motherboard ECC Support

    Really it's more for aesthetics than anything else, but I do tend to leave my system running things for long periods of time, so I figure every little bit helps. It's registered memory. Odd that the C602 chipset supports registered ECC, but the C602-based X79 doesn't.
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    X79 Motherboard ECC Support

    Anyone?
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    X79 Motherboard ECC Support

    Alright, I'm in need of a bit of tech support. So for my gaming system I've got a Xeon E5-2680 v1 installed in an MSI X79 OEM board used for the Alienware Aurora R4. Now, I want to use some spare DDR3 ECC memory I had lying around to replace the non-ECC stuff I had previously (for reliability...
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    How to take apart an LGA2011 socket?

    Alright, looks like it was a Torx T15 screw. Everything is going to plan so far, assuming the ASUS server board doesn't have any adhesive (the AW one didn't), things should be perfect.
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    How to take apart an LGA2011 socket?

    Bandalo I've got an LGA2011 server board with a janky hold-down plate. It's got two ridges that prevent the cooler I have from actually touching the processor. I've got a refurb Alienware LGA2011 board that I'm using to upgrade my gaming system from its current FX chip. I plan to take the good...
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