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Offline ThaBusDriv3r  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:46:17 AM(UTC)
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I'm currently looking into upgrading my MOBO, RAM, and CPU. Once I acquire them, I will then be putting them into my Rig, but my question is, could my HDD crash if not all the necessary wires are inserted or anything messes up during the upgrading process?

Offline nfs3freak  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:19:17 AM(UTC)
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Don't mess with turning on the computer with all the components until they're all connected correctly. I'm not entirely sure by "not all the necessary wires are inserted or anything" but that sounds like a bad idea whatever it is. If you're going to test any of the components, you don't need to have the hard drive plugged in at all (and not powered), like if you're testing the mobo/cpu. Plug in the HD when you're ready to get the OS going.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:51:36 AM(UTC)
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thanks for the tip, I was just wondering if anything outside of the HDD like the MOBO, RAM... could crash your HDD.

Offline StaticFX  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:22:11 AM(UTC)
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Just plug it all in and fire it up. 

 

BUT, i would heavily suggest an SSD .. even a small one just for the OS. you will be stunned at the speed! :)

 

 

Offline MADSKILLZ412  
#5 Posted : Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:47:18 PM(UTC)
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Usually if something crashes it is because it is not hooked up right. I've never heard of another PC part crashing the others. Sure the system can crash if one is not working, but I don't think it can disable a particular item. If your HDD was broken it may have something to do with something in your build being wired wrong.

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#6 Posted : Friday, August 8, 2014 5:05:02 AM(UTC)
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only.. you cant plug a HD in wrong... only fits in one way :) 

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#7 Posted : Friday, August 8, 2014 8:58:52 AM(UTC)
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Yeah, was just trying to make a point. ;)

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