funny smell on pc first boot

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Post 3+ Months Ago

ok
i just built a pc last night and this morning and i wanted to know why there is a funny smell coming from my pci slots

as soon as i smelled it i immediately turned the computer off.
what could this be?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

May not be the exact answer, but might be similar:

http://www.techimo.com/forum/t103415.html

Bottom line, my first guess is something inside is running hot.

//moved to hardware.
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ok
i switched the slot of the card and it no longer makes the smell
my video card fan hasnt fell off
thanks for the link though
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Ya! But changing place won’t help in the future if you need that slot, if it’s under guarantee you better put it back and let things burn, or maybe its only a factory glitch, sometimes its not as clean as usual and it takes a few minutes to dissolve some impurities around the welding.
But assure yourself that you can change the parts first if it burns!
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its not burned
i checked it and its fine
but your right
i have to take my ram back so i can try till i get some
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Yeah, if it were still under warenty i would take it back immiediatly. You bought it, and there shouldnt be anything wrong with it. If its not under warrenty........then your stuck with a faulty slot, unless it was just burning off the soldering impurities, then your wah t i like to think of as LUCKY. :)

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