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Hey PCH, what's the most NOOB thing you've done with a PC?

#1protools1983Posted 1/22/2014 9:44:42 AM
We all were green at some point. What is the dumbest thing you've done or thought in regards to PCs in general before you knew what you were doing?

Years ago I installed a motherboard into a custom case without the rubber stands. Needless to say I was confused as to why the computer would not turn on. Then I smelled why lol. Good thing it was freshly under warranty!

Let's hear some real noobish mistakes!
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#2AltmadragonPosted 1/22/2014 9:47:50 AM(edited)
that's exactly the dumbest thing I've done^

those stand-offs are forgettable
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#3PokenubPosted 1/22/2014 9:47:06 AM
Well, when I was four, I somehow managed to format my Dads computer.

Recently though.. Hm.. Downloaded Origin?
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#4A_Vengeful_PiePosted 1/22/2014 9:51:08 AM
Bought one. *Ba dum tss!*

But in all honesty, the one thing I can think of is installed an infected anti virus on a friend's machine. Taught me not to always click on the first search result in Google.
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#5Xeeh_BitzPosted 1/22/2014 10:00:48 AM
Installed a processor drunk, bent the pins and spent half the night with a butter knife straightening the pins out.. worked like a charm (a while ago when pins were on CPUs)
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#6anonymous46773Posted 1/22/2014 10:02:44 AM
Put my computer fan in backwards. For the next couple of days I was wondering why it was overheating.
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#7Killah PriestPosted 1/22/2014 10:03:20 AM
I wired part of the psu the wrong way and the wires caught fire.

I replaced a CPU without using thermal paste because I had mostly worked with slot processors before that.
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#8I_Am_On_FirePosted 1/22/2014 10:11:56 AM
Yanked the heatsink off the old family Desktop to clean it out and didn't have any thermal paste, so I just stuck it back on and called it good (with the gross dry paste still on).

Still haven't felt like fixing it, but the thing works fine.
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#9PoltregeistPosted 1/22/2014 10:16:04 AM
I was was gonna delete doom on a friends computer way back.

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#10dementedlullabyPosted 1/22/2014 10:21:29 AM
Luckily my wife is an ex-techie who put computers together for a living. It's a joy watching her work actually. My fattie fingers would likely snap everything but she has nice tiny hands =p.
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