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Accidentally jumped 3 pin fan header... Fixable?

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  • Accidentally jumped 3 pin fan header... Fixable?

    I'm going to be curious to see who's still here ...

    A few months ago I needed to jumper clear the CMOS on an old X58 rig. When I went to put the jumper back I accidentally jumped two pins of the adjacent fan header. When I booted back up the fans went to max, smelled the wonderful smell of electronics frying, shut it down immediately. 5 seconds later it rebooted itself, switched off PSU to get it to stop.

    My question is... is anything salvageable? Is just the motherboard dead? Or more, based on experience? I'm in the process of testing drives attached, figured I'd ask in case the cpu/gpu or any addin cards might still be good.
    "Never skimp on the Power Supply" -Me


    Core i7 920 D0 B-batch (4.1) | DFI X58 T3eH8 (Fed up with its' issues, may get a new board soon) | Patriot 1600 (9-9-9-24) (for now) | XFX HD 4890 (971/1065) (for now) |
    80GB X25-m G2 | WD 640GB | PCP&C 750 | Dell 2408 LCD | NEC 1970GX LCD | Win7 Pro | CoolerMaster ATCS 840 {Modded to reverse-ATX, WC'ing internal}

    CPU Loop: MCP655 > HK 3.0 LT > ST 320 (3x Scythe G's) > ST Res >Pump
    GPU Loop: MCP655 > MCW-60 > PA160 (1x YL D12SH) > ST Res > BIP 220 (2x YL D12SH) >Pump

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    Wow.... So... You maybe able to savlage some stuff on there. Video card, cpu, memory, etc etc should all still be good. The problem is X58 mainboard is going to be a little difficult to find...

    It's worth a try of course!

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