Can Microsoft Virtual PC burn up motherboard?

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by Computer Fixer, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    #2 RJARRRPCGP, Jan 26, 2012
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    Looks like bad caps in PSU or motherboard. Or dirty board.

    And you can expect that with a cheap PSU! :mad:

    And I doubt it even pushes the system as hard as Prime95.
     
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  3. Computer Fixer

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    I've attached a photo of the damage...
     

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  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It would be most unlikely to happen due to software

    You could be typing in Notepad & same would happen

    Would you then ask if Notepad could burn mobo?

    sebus
     
  5. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    Probably not if it happened with notepad.

    But I'm 100% unfamiliar with virtualization technology and don't know the ramifications of hardware/DMA/IO/IRQ conflicts caused by the virtual environment if not setup correctly- if that can even happen?
     
  6. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Did you have that processor overclocked ? Was load line calibration enabled in BIOS ?
     
  7. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    No OC- straight stock settings, have been running w/o change for 2+ years.
     
  8. a_catalin

    a_catalin MDL Member

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    In my opinion using Virtual PC was just the "trigger" not the cause.
    In your mainboard there were some weaker components + they got even weaker after 2+ years; when you "stressed" them like this that happened...
    But I think the problem would of appeared sooner or later even with programs like notepad...
     
  9. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Your motherboard can have bricked the main tension regulators by an problem with the "Kodak FD 300 APS Film scanner" device short circuit in the cables or internally of the device.
     
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