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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2006, 01:12:21 pm »
My wife killed a 6600GT recently, and I just blew up a 7300GT.  It was a good week or two.

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2006, 06:13:39 pm »
Seagate 80GB S-ATA 7200.7 died on me. It was starting to suffer from head failure as it would spin down, click, and then spin up again. It served me well for 3 years before blowing the gasket.  :P
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2006, 08:41:04 pm »
WD 160 GB kicked the bucket the other day. Gotta get a nice big HDD for hockey season.
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2006, 05:30:49 am »
In addition to the hard drive going out, my network card in my linux firewall failed as well, so I was without internet for a while and spent a good couple hours trying to troubleshoot where the issue was. Then having to find the right network cables to run it into my linksys router to get back online.

Now to try and find the time to fix the main router.  :(
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2006, 06:08:59 am »
Good luck on finding the time to fix your router rick, I hear thats a scare commodity these days.

I'll add to the list of hard drive woes, my 80 GB WD kicked the bucket over the weekend, got the nice click, click, click when i booted it up on sunday.


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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread - Crappy Phone
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2007, 06:20:27 pm »
My Motorola V710 quit working suddenly a while back.  I won't call out or receive calls.  I guess I should see if I can get it fixed.

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2007, 08:10:34 pm »
no dial tone hey??  nice pic move or delete is cool
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread - Crappy Phone
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2007, 11:10:09 pm »
My Motorola V710 quit working suddenly a while back.  I won't call out or receive calls.  I guess I should see if I can get it fixed.

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2007, 04:59:16 am »
 My shiny new, mirror finish, 550W Velocity Micro brand (manuf. unknown) PSU said goodbye. Bye!

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2007, 03:58:13 pm »
Well I got home from work (September 21st) and decided that I would give STALKER a try.  Downloaded it from STEAM and started attempting to play.  The game would hard lock my computer.  I solved this by disabling EAX.  Once I was able to play, within minutes (around 5 or so) I would get colored lines radiating through the screen.  The game wouldn't lock up, but the graphic corruption got worse.  I checked my temps on my X1900XTX and they didn't seem too out of line (70 C).  I tried a few other games,  but they didn't exhibit the problem, but they didn't heat up the card as much either.  I tried cranking up the fan speed to see if I could keep the card cooler, and thus associate the problem with heat, but it didn't seem to lower the heat enough.  I cleaned out the HSF thoroughly without success.  I then tried seeing if ATI Tray Tools would show the same thing.  I ran the 3D view while scanning for artifacts and within a few minutes, I started to get them (artifacts).  At this point I knew the card was screwed (memory most likely), so I checked my warranty.  ATI's warranty is only good for 1 year (BS) and I knew I was close.  I checked my receipt from Memory Express and I had purchased it September 7th and it was September 21st that I discovered this.  Then I noticed that I had got the IRP from Memory Express for 2 years.  To make a long story short, I got a replacement, a HD2900XT.  I would have rather gotten an 8800GTS 640MB (it would have been cheaper for Memory Express too), but I didn't get any input on that decision.  So I got a better card out of the deal, with DX10 (I don't have Fista though) and the Orange Box free.  I finished HL2 E2 twice before I left for work (Oct 14th).
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2007, 04:17:21 pm »
My wife killed it.  It was working fine - then suddenly BSOD!

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2007, 08:34:17 am »
got an MP3 player awhile back and it was working fine for about 3 months so i decided to throw out the receipt because i was cleaning up and not even a week after i threw it out it stops working  :( but that's the way it always goes lol  :laugh:

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2007, 10:06:02 am »
My wife killed it.  It was working fine - then suddenly BSOD!

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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2007, 09:45:46 pm »
Motherboards of the dead:

Intel DG965WH - RIP Mar 2007
GA-P965-DS3 - RIP June 2007
GA-P35-DS3R - RIP Oct 2007

It's not me, I swear.  ::)
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Re: Perpetual Dead Hardware Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2007, 02:53:08 pm »
Motherboards of the dead:

Intel DG965WH - RIP Mar 2007
GA-P965-DS3 - RIP June 2007
GA-P35-DS3R - RIP Oct 2007

It's not me, I swear.  ::)
How did you manage to do that lol :P