I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

criccio

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Okay, video is not important. PS is working good now, with a paperclip.
If powering the PC all together it doesn't turn on.
Turning the case with a screwdriver bridging the power switch doesn't work.
That happens with or without the graphics card connected.
Also, is it possible to turn the PC on without the cpu 4 pins connected?
Are you.. lost?
 

Shoganai

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No, people just need to stop reusing passwords.
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Shoganai

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It's unneeded and should therefore not be forced.
It is needed. We’re in a forum in which physical goods are being sold to people and people are getting scammed. 2FA is something that shouldn’t be optional at this point for security’s sake, regardless of the strength of anyone’s password.
 

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Incredible. I read only the first page, nobody there explained the OP why what he did was wrong.
Microwave uses electromagnetic waves to induce currents, which in turn cause the item in microwave oven to warm up. If this item is total isolator then it will not warm up as there can't be any currents in it. Microelectronics have tiny delicate circuits in them, designed for extremely weak current. Microwave induces currents in these chips which are many magnitudes stronger than these chips can withstand. In other words, the contents of chips will be destroyed instantly, during a tiny fraction of a second. The same goes for rest of electronic components, which may last marginally longer.
Electromagnetic induction was taught in the middle school if I recall correctly! Oh dear, what is going on in this world? Learning how to fight for transgender bathrooms instead of science?
 

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Incredible. I read only the first page, nobody there explained the OP why what he did was wrong.
Microwave uses electromagnetic waves to induce currents, which in turn cause the item in microwave oven to warm up. If this item is total isolator then it will not warm up as there can't be any currents in it. Microelectronics have tiny delicate circuits in them, designed for extremely weak current. Microwave induces currents in these chips which are many magnitudes stronger than these chips can withstand. In other words, the contents of chips will be destroyed instantly, during a tiny fraction of a second. The same goes for rest of electronic components, which may last marginally longer.
Electromagnetic induction was taught in the middle school if I recall correctly! Oh dear, what is going on in this world? Learning how to fight for transgender bathrooms instead of science?
This is an era where asking students to pay attention and demonstrate that they learned something useful is thought of as being racist. I recall parents bitching about how our education system was failing kids in the 1980's because most kids couldn't identify Paraguay on a map of the world. The shit going on right now is completely unreal.
 

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Incredible. I read only the first page, nobody there explained the OP why what he did was wrong.
Microwave uses electromagnetic waves to induce currents, which in turn cause the item in microwave oven to warm up. If this item is total isolator then it will not warm up as there can't be any currents in it. Microelectronics have tiny delicate circuits in them, designed for extremely weak current. Microwave induces currents in these chips which are many magnitudes stronger than these chips can withstand. In other words, the contents of chips will be destroyed instantly, during a tiny fraction of a second. The same goes for rest of electronic components, which may last marginally longer.
Electromagnetic induction was taught in the middle school if I recall correctly! Oh dear, what is going on in this world? Learning how to fight for transgender bathrooms instead of science?
I did...
 

Segfault

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Wife bought some battery powered LED candles from Amazon, claimed to work for years. The battery is a CR tablet, lasted a few days. She felt deceived. (Yes, she is a blonde.) But someone who is messing with computer hardware should know better.

Sorry, Nobu, perhaps I overlooked some posts.
 

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Wife bought some battery powered LED candles from Amazon, claimed to work for years. The battery is a CR tablet, lasted a few days. She felt deceived. (Yes, she is a blonde.) But someone who is messing with computer hardware should know better.

Sorry, Nobu, perhaps I overlooked some posts.
Don't get me started on LED lights. "Yes, mandating LED lightbulbs will give us longer-lasting and more efficient lightbulbs and fix our problems with lightbulb cartels and planned obsolescence." Not that I mind LED lightbulbs much, and they definitely save me money on my electrical bill, but sometimes the naivete kills me. They don't seem to be lasting me 10 years at any rate.

This is an era where asking students to pay attention and demonstrate that they learned something useful is thought of as being racist. I recall parents bitching about how our education system was failing kids in the 1980's because most kids couldn't identify Paraguay on a map of the world. The shit going on right now is completely unreal.
I can't stand when parents bitch about public school but won't homeschool or pay for private school. We're not Europe yet, it's still legal to teach your children if you care enough and even recoup some tax money in the process. Apparently softcore porn in elementary school sex-ed is a thing now; my relatives will bitch and moan about it being taught to their kids but they won't pull them out of school over it.
 

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Don't get me started on LED lights. "Yes, mandating LED lightbulbs will give us longer-lasting and more efficient lightbulbs and fix our problems with lightbulb cartels and planned obsolescence." Not that I mind LED lightbulbs much, and they definitely save me money on my electrical bill, but sometimes the naivete kills me. They don't seem to be lasting me 10 years at any rate.


I can't stand when parents bitch about public school but won't homeschool or pay for private school. We're not Europe yet, it's still legal to teach your children if you care enough and even recoup some tax money in the process. Apparently softcore porn in elementary school sex-ed is a thing now; my relatives will bitch and moan about it being taught to their kids but they won't pull them out of school over it.

Sometimes LED lights give us expensive bills. I'll point you to led bulbs in fridges. Controls, led's, and led boards go bad. Sometimes just after a year...

Rant over
 

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This is an era where asking students to pay attention and demonstrate that they learned something useful is thought of as being racist. I recall parents bitching about how our education system was failing kids in the 1980's because most kids couldn't identify Paraguay on a map of the world. The shit going on right now is completely unreal.
To be fair, I often get Paraguay and Uruguay mixed up on the map. But I do know they’re both boxed in by Argentina and Brazil
 
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Don't worry, USA went to metric system after WW2, what do you think how many people know uppercase "K" stands for Kelvin degree and lowercase "k" for prefix kilo? Which means KB is Kelvin-byte (nonsense) and kB is kilobyte. I told this to a friend of mine, he has masters degree in IT. He thought I'm nuts.
https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html
Or another example, FedEx measures weight in kgs, see, they get the "k" right, but they add "s" to it, making it kilogram-seconds. (There is no plural in SI.)
Oh, and another, my pharmacy measures medicaments in MG - mega-Gauss! Instead of milligrams - mg. If my pills had really that strong magnetism they would pull the Earth into Sun in no time ...
 
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Incredible. I read only the first page, nobody there explained the OP why what he did was wrong.
Microwave uses electromagnetic waves to induce currents, which in turn cause the item in microwave oven to warm up. If this item is total isolator then it will not warm up as there can't be any currents in it. Microelectronics have tiny delicate circuits in them, designed for extremely weak current. Microwave induces currents in these chips which are many magnitudes stronger than these chips can withstand. In other words, the contents of chips will be destroyed instantly, during a tiny fraction of a second. The same goes for rest of electronic components, which may last marginally longer.
Electromagnetic induction was taught in the middle school if I recall correctly! Oh dear, what is going on in this world? Learning how to fight for transgender bathrooms instead of science?
Yeah, you quit too soon. Inductors turning into tiny spark factories was discussed.
 

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Microwaves are totally safe for electronics. Its only the anti science crowd that thinks its dangerous. Lay off the urethra already!!!
 

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Microwaves are totally safe for electronics. Its only the anti science crowd that thinks its dangerous. Lay off the urethra already!!!
Sure, a little more fun is no harm ;)
 

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you didnt put in long enough OP you got get in there for about 10 min thatl fix it CPU too!
 

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I haven't had a microwave for the past four years, but I recently moved in with some friends and they have one. If I put my 3070Ti in at 77% power for 2077 seconds, do you think I'll get higher clocks in Cyberpunk? It's a Founders Edition card if that matters.
 

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I haven't had a microwave for the past four years, but I recently moved in with some friends and they have one. If I put my 3070Ti in at 77% power for 2077 seconds, do you think I'll get higher clocks in Cyberpunk? It's a Founders Edition card if that matters.
just make sure to rotate and flip it every 692 seconds. otherwise youre likely to get a hot spot and let some magic blue smoke out, smells worse than burnt popcorn.
 

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I haven't had a microwave for the past four years, but I recently moved in with some friends and they have one. If I put my 3070Ti in at 77% power for 2077 seconds, do you think I'll get higher clocks in Cyberpunk? It's a Founders Edition card if that matters.
Make sure you have the Steam in Bag Founders Edition from Valve. And make sure you let it sit for 1 minute and only lift the bag up by the corner.
 

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What did we learn here from our mistake:
1. Invest in a reflow oven or hot air station.
2. Microwaves and electronics do not play well, metal parts result in EM waves reflecting and resulting arcing will fry GPU or anything else you microwave. Read up on rotational/vibrational theory to understand how MW ovens work.
3. If overheating occurs replace thermal pads and paste or do what I did put a NZXT Kraken AIO on a 390X.
 

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In the early torrent days I used to keep my CDs of not-pirated content stored in a microwave. For quick cleaning if the need arose. Never once did I think to try warming a video card. Lucky I guess.
 
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travm

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In the early torrent days I used to keep my CDs of not-pirated content stored in a microwave. For quick cleaning if the need arose. Never once did I think to try warming a video card. Lucky I guess.
All videos featuring fully clothed men and women on cooking shows as well right? Tossing the salad here and there.
 

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I haven't had a microwave for the past four years, but I recently moved in with some friends and they have one. If I put my 3070Ti in at 77% power for 2077 seconds, do you think I'll get higher clocks in Cyberpunk? It's a Founders Edition card if that matters.
It has to be the Cyberpunk Edition for that to work.

If your microwave starts sparking, that means it's working.
 
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Revisited this thread while just reading around the forum..

Laughed my behind off for the second time. This is the kind of epic internettery that should be preserved or bronzed or something.

There needs to be a hall of fame for this stuff.
Should print out this thread, and then throw it in the microwave for a few.
 
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