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frogben998

Computer suddenly turned off, burnt solder smell, help me i'm frightend

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Ok, so i just hit the quit button in BF4 after unlocking a sweet gadget (thought i'd include this since BF4 is quite the graphic intensive game, and i think it used to quit out on me due to all the video memory being used up or something) when suddenly i smelled what i think was burning solder, suddenly, my computer turned off, making a weird noise from the speakers (Think somewhere along the lines of BB-8 from The Force Awakens) panicking, i unplugged the computer, and after some inspection, decided to plug the computer back in. The power seemed to work, since parts of the lightboard that were always lit up were able to light up after plugging in the computer, (Motherboard is an ASUS Maximus Formula VI, i believe) But when i turned on the computer, it booted for a brief second and turned itself off, making the noise i heard earlier. Upon more investigation and googling, here is what i know thus far:

  • The burnt solder smell is strongest where the processor (i5-4670k) the circuit side of the GPU (Nvidia GTX780 ACX Cooling from EVGA) and the RAM (I forgot) are
  • Since the lights on the rear end of the PC (the motherboard lights) were able to light up when i plugged in the cpu, i don't think the psu is to blame here

Any theories as to why this happened? It's my first computer that i've built, and i don't know what to do.

 

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For this type of failure it is usually the Power Supply that is at fault, I recommend doing the "Fan Test".  Basically disconnect all components from the PSU (It might be easier to actually remove it from the case) except for a single Case Fan and short out the power connectors for the motherboard using a paperclip (look up your particular power supply yo see which ones they are).  Then connect the supply to the mains to see if the fan spins continuously without cutting out.

 

 

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Actually, a nearby computer guy tested it, and determined the graphics card was shot...

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12 hours ago, frogben998 said:

Actually, a nearby computer guy tested it, and determined the graphics card was shot...

 

Well that's unfortunate.

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Don't worry, the GPU was under warranty, and thanks to the guy, the new and improved one is supposed to come either today or tommorrow.

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