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Borderlands killed my computer?

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February 27, 2010 5:33:47 PM

Hello,
I am running Windows7-64bit on an Asus P6T Delux v2 mboard with an Intel i7-920 2.66, 12gb Kingston ram, with 2 crossfired VisionTek Radeon 4870 512 mb cards cards. I use Photoshop and the CS3 suite and play Civ 4 without a problem but I tried to play Borderlands and after about 20 minutes I smelled burning plastic. I now have a black screen that won't recover. It is going into the shop Monday- Is this an issue with Borderlands? I thought this system would handle any game on the market. Any ideas what went wrong?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 27, 2010 6:09:55 PM

What is your PSU?? It almost sounds like your PSU fried, which can give you the burnt smell. Will the PC do anything?? Fans spin / light up bit no activity on screen.

Borderlands would have stressed your PSU more than any other of the programs and games you have listed.
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February 27, 2010 8:24:39 PM

Thanks for reply -
fans spin, internal lights on mb and graphics card - no lights on 3.5 bay usb ports and no response to usb mouse when plugged in. PSU = Corsair tx750w crossfire ready
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 28, 2010 1:18:48 PM

Corsair is normally a reliable PSU. Have you looked inside the case to see if there are any signs of damage that could point to the burnt smell? Do you have a mother PSU to test the system with using just one GPU? Have you tried running with one GPU / test each GPU to make sure they didn't go bad??
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February 28, 2010 2:49:47 PM

K I think its PSU. Maybe just a coincidence that it happened while playing a game.
So just open ur case and SMELL ur PSU, if it stinks then problem solved.
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February 28, 2010 3:19:32 PM

I've had this same problem its probably your PSU
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February 28, 2010 11:34:17 PM

I wonder if the PSU killed all his other stuff to.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 1, 2010 4:29:47 PM

When my old 430 watt PSU died it did nearly the same thing. Except it turned into a smoke machine. It didn't hit any of my stuff though.
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March 1, 2010 10:47:39 PM

But he said it Corsair. I Would NEVER expect that from that brand.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 2, 2010 3:13:36 AM

*** happens? Nothing is gonna have a 100% awesome/perfect rate.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 2, 2010 3:15:21 AM

False_Dmitry_II said:
*** happens? Nothing is gonna have a 100% awesome/perfect rate.



So true

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