A forgotten PS rating point. the SMELL

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A forgotten PS rating point. the SMELL

Post by technarch » Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:38 am

So I have a new motherboard and a new ps, and it's good that the comp is in a place that has a window that opens, because I get a headache after a while from the buildup of cooking electronics and cooking manufacturing chemical byproducts.

MB smell usually goes away after a couple weeks, but the PS smell I think may last a while.

So, the Enermax Noisetakers are stinky units.

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Post by zed939 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:43 am

I don't see the real point with this post but yea, new electronics do smell awhile the first times you run them yes. :)

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Post by Rusty075 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:02 am

It'll go away after a day or two, they always do.
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Post by technarch » Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:08 am

It's been a couple days already and the room is still reeking from the new mb and ps. Is there anything I can do to make it go away faster? I'd be tempted to put it outside case open, if I had a video and ps2 cables long enough heh.

I remember when I bought the gf a dvd player, it took at least 6 months before the basement stopped stinking of cooked chems every time we played a movie.

Bah. The only reason this bugs me is because I get a headache from cooking chems.

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Post by Rusty075 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:48 am

Is it in a room where you can open the windows?

Running the computer hot will usually make the smell burn off faster. If you can isolate the machine in a room with an open window: put a fan in the window to draw the smell out, and run a CPU intensive task like CPUBurn or Folding@Home to heat things up and speed the process along. Then just leave the machine alone in the room overnight (or more).

Hope that helps.
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Post by MonsterMac » Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:29 am

or if at all possible, I think it would help if you could run the machine outside, if you had a porch or something like that and just leave it there for a day or two with the side panels off. paxmate has a very stinky smell, but when I order it, right when I get it I leave the box open on my porch for a day or two, and the smell vanishes completely.
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Post by Dos_Junkie » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:02 am

it's like a new car smell. you'll hate it, but then you'll miss it when it's gone.



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Post by technarch » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:47 pm

So it's now September 7th and the computer is reeking as strong as ever and making the basement reek of some kind of cooked plastic-flux-chemicals.

I'm really unhappy with this Enermax Noisetaker. They stink to high heaven. Some of it is from the motherboard too, but I want the power supply to stop smelling. I don't remember other PSes ever smelling like this, including a previous Enermax from a couple years back.

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Post by Hello » Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:49 pm

Maybe you could try using an air purifier?

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Post by halcyon » Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:22 am

I surely don't miss it when it's gone.

Some of the stuff that is used to treat the semi components is so poisonous it's a surprise they are still allowed to be used.

I always keep my room thoroughly ventilated for a few days after installing new hardware.

If not anything else, it puts my mind at ease :)

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Post by sthayashi » Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:37 am

So, can anyone tell me what this guy has anything to do with power supply considerations? :D
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Post by the_smell » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:31 am

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