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My Crap PC build


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#1 Zach6656

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:54 AM

i was bored one day and i found the 2 desktops in my workshop, one has a torn up case and the other had a "cooked processor" so i smash out the DVD and FDD bay's in the torn up case desktop (after removing the MOBO) and i placed the "cooked proccessor" one in... i now needed to find a way to make it turn on... so i locate the power pins on the board (thers 2 so i can jump them) and i spliced the accessory connectors from the other MOBO, i fitted the connector and i had to find a momentary switch... so i look through the house and cant find one, so i instead found a small manual flipswitch (kinda like the barebones ones you see in movies that spark alot) and put the wired to that... i then ziptied the HDD and the PSU to the top and wired it all up... i turn it on and it boots! (ubuntu says unreliable cpu thermal sensor; monitoring disabled, and every time i try logiing in to unity the processor clock goes from over aa billion herts to zero in a second (wow, fast!) so i unplugged everything and take a look at the processor and when i pull the heatsink off, i find out i was so idiotic that i didnt know what thermal paste was! so the processor cooked the thermal paste and itself... i look up for homemade cpu paste and find that you mix 75% toothpaste (regular stuff not the gel) and 25% petroleum jelly, mix for ten minutes and apply to burned area (xD) i turn on the pc again and it works, i can now open up a web browser in LXDE (unity doesnt work yet, have yet to test cinnamon and Gnome) and it lives to tell its story, now my house smells minty fresh too!


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:58 AM

Eat your heart out, MacGyver.

And thanks for that find on the improvised heat paste.
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:58 PM

no problem... it should last up to 3 months... and the PC needs a new processor... its kinda cooked from when it overheated tho so i guess its half magic smoked.


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