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netikras
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Okay, it's getting a bit annoying to _hear_ my graphics hardware (NOT the fans. The circuits) working when I'm doing something on the screen.. Sometimes it feels like it's gonna snap and burst in flames or smth..

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  • 4
    Yeah, I added a second SSD to my lappy. Now I can hear data transfers. All I can think is it changed the power characteristics of the coil whine.
  • 4
    @Demolishun You know those cheesy IT hardware sounds you hear in movies? You know.. those high-pitched chirping, beeping, etc., typical to anything electronic and/or computerized? I used to think they are just geeky FX.

    Turns out these noises ARE real :/ and annoying!
  • 4
    @netikras Back then when wheels still had proper corners, there were sometimes even explosions from the capacitors - for real because their top didn't have the modern indent that serves as relief valve.
  • 2
    @Fast-Nop Aren't they still exploding?
  • 3
    @netikras No, the indent makes the top deliberately weak so that it takes much less pressure to pop through it.

    I mean yeah you can still get them to crack with a bit of sound, but nowhere as spectacular as back then.
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    @Fast-Nop ohh, so thaaat's why there are these crossing lines on top of them! Makes sense now. TA!
  • 1
    Bathroom and Scientific wisdom:

    Don't cross the streams...
  • 3
    @netikras is Sir Rantalot
    you sure do have a tight rant schedule 👍
  • 0
    @heyheni sorry, haven't noticed 😁 will try to keep it down
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    @netikras no that wasn't a judgement. It was just an observation as a subscriber to your rants. Keep on ranting.
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    @Fast-Nop @netikras
    Small caps will still explode because they dont have the valve (too small) (applies only for massive overvoltage)

    Coil whines should be solvable by dipping coils in gunk. (Or getting the coil that is propely wound...)

    But takes effort and a bit of time so most people will just throw away perfectly working components becouse of it...
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    @Gregozor2121 not sure that would be possible with a thin laptop though...
  • 0
    @netikras If you can get the mobo out it is.
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