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by whobday
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I've killed two motherboards . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

The Criticool was a device you would plug into a PCI slot that would power up AC devices (IE, pumps/fans) when you powered up your motherboard. i've removed the board from my system and tested that card that initially blew the traces. It works fine now. I can only assume it was the Criticool causing...
by whobday
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I've killed two motherboards . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

I did check what I thought was obvious. In fact, I have tested the offending card - the SB Live - and it still works. I'd hate to retire my Criticool, but at this point it seems to be destroying my new motherboards. I checked the Criticool website and the company is no longer in business. Anybody kn...
by whobday
Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I've killed two motherboards . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

I've killed two motherboards . . .

I need a little help or advice. In the past month I've killed two motherboards - both Chaintech VNF4s. They both died the same way: a burnt power trace that runs to the PCI slots. How you ask? Well by inserting a PCI card of course. The first time it was an ancient PCI video card ( I was trying to v...
by whobday
Sun Dec 01, 2002 10:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: crazy silent fan
Replies: 7
Views: 3863

Has anyone thought about those ionic air fresheners from Sharper Image? Can their airflow be directed?