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Windows 7: Burning Smell


18 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Burning Smell

Hi Guys am starting to smell somthing like burning rubber not realy sure if its rubber when i on the pc there is no smell what so ever but when i run MW3 at full Graphics the smell starts so what is this smell ? is it the video card ?

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18 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

The chances are that one of the fans is burning up at high RPM. It could be the video card, heatsink, case, or even the power supply fan in that order. Isn't the smell more of an electricity related smell?

The chances of you getting burned in MW3 is discounted
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18 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Yeah the smell is electric but is my pc at risk, its brand new ?
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18 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I once bought a base cooler of coolermaster for laptops, called SF 19 Storm
and all of a suden fans stop working for no reason, i turn off to see what it is and clean fans
conect AC again and it gives me a short circuit for no dam reason and saw smoke geting out of it
with a temporary nice smell lol, what was broken is the USB Hub inside and fans kept working after... o_O;
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18 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moe89 View Post
Yeah the smell is electric but is my pc at risk, its brand new ?
The PC should not have burned electric smell and depending on the source, it could cause your PC to stop working. Either find the source, or if it is under warranty, call tech support...
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18 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Can u plz tell me how can i find the source ?
and as i said the smell gose on only when i play a game
and the pc is running very smoothly and no lag
it is under warranty but the prob is am in a area where there is no service for dell
guys plz help me with this iv been saving cash for this pc and now this s*** is happening
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18 Nov 2012   #7

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

It does not matter if you can located the source, even if you could there is probably nothing you could do to remedy the situation. I do laptop support for HP and believe me HP takes these kinds of calls seriously. Since you are under warranty you need to shut down the laptop and contact Dell support. If Dell is like HP they will make it right.
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18 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Let get real. Their is no way we can smell your computer. If it's under warranty use the warranty. The only other way is to open up the computer and look. Then your warranty is not going to be good any more.
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19 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

guys its a desktop not laptop
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19 Nov 2012   #10

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Brand new desktop + burning smell when under full power.

Some power supplies take a week or so to literally 'burn in'

If you are still getting the burning smell after a few weeks get desktop checked out

Is psu set to correct electric supply for your country?
Is PSU fan turning ok and speeding up when gaming?

AND BACK UP ALL IMPORTANT STUFF by the hour!
Just in case
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