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Most Common Ways to Kill a PC

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    Beginners Guides: Most Common Ways to Kill a PC

    PCstats guides you through the list of the most popular ways

by which you will eventually kill your PC, despite your good intentions.

    This is a good primer for "what not to do" folks. - Version 1.0.0

          Most Common Problems

  • 26% PSU and power issues
  • 23% Bad gear and user negligence
  • 13% Heatsink related
  • 15% Assembly and moving
  • 10% Lightning strike and static
  • 3% Computer cruelty
  • 6% USB related
  • 2% Overclocking

          [move]    Stop  Computer Cruelty    [/move]

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. . .maybe this would be a good place to share some Fatal Distractions and Brain Dead muck ups!

Here's one of my latest; WTF ~ LOL ~ OMG (dupid computer)

. . .I'm lucky I didn't fry my board!!

"Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the . . ."

I'm still laughing 'bout that one ~ funny thing was ~ (that I didn't mention)

. . . the day before, when I couldn't boot my system, I packed it up and went to my 'neighborhood' PC shop to see if they could get it up and running ~ but, I was so brain dead ~ I forgot it was Sunday! and they were Closed ~ lol ~

[good thing, . . .I would have felt 'really' dupid 'bout the jumper being set to the 'wrong' connecter]

What's got me worried now, too, is the USB mishaps

. . .is my poor tortured, slammed and abused USB game pad gonna kill my PC?

yikes!!   :angry9:

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I've only killed a PC once... plugging in a IDE hard drive while the computer was on.  It didn't like that so well.  Aside from that I've damaged the odd part with static electricity but not an entire computer.

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rofl...dude, i'm not calling you an idiot by any stretch, but why the hell did you plug in a hd while the thing was on??  :haha: :haha: I was laughing my donkey off reading that

It's not as bad as it sounds... I plugged it in seconds after turning it on when I realised I had forgotten to plug the power cable into it.  The bios screen hadn't even loaded yet.

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I've only killed a PC once... plugging in a IDE hard drive while the computer was on.  It didn't like that so well.  Aside from that I've damaged the odd part with static electricity but not an entire computer.

i had to do that to make a hdd for my xbox and it did not damage it

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Install windows and use IE alot. Easy.

:lol:  and the saddest part is that it's true.  I'd say for most of the computers I fix, if the owner hadn't used IE or Outlook Express he/she wouldn't be having near as many problems. (If any)

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:lol:  and the saddest part is that it's true.  I'd say for most of the computers I fix, if the owner hadn't used IE or Outlook Express he/she wouldn't be having near as many problems. (If any)

the problem isn't the browser. the problem is people not running any kind of protection and surfing with admin rights.

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I use IE, I use Outlook, and I never RUINED a pc, yeah - i got adware and spyware... but damnit, everything else has been fine...

I must add, that girl's picture in Swimmer's sig turns ME on, and I don't dance that way....

LOL

(often)

;)

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the problem isn't the browser. the problem is people not running any kind of protection and surfing with admin rights.

Try using IE 5.5 with no updates for a while and see how you do.  Most of the computers do have protection, but it's not updated very often.  Not all of them have had admin rights either.

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ok. 5.5 no updates. might as well run 4 or 5 then on a win95 machine with no updates. if they don't run the latest patch, thats just stupid...

Yea... if they knew enough to update I would have a lot less work. :lol:

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