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August 10, 2002 7:28:33 AM

alright my brother has destroyed his fith cpu this year, today! the death toll includes a thunderbird 1.2ghz, a thunderbird 950mhz, a duron 1ghz, and two xp 1700's! each deceased cpu has its matching deceased motherboard. amazingly enough his stick of ram has survived all five of these tradgedys. in the most recent case his case was actualy warped from the intense heat of an xp with a heatsink fallen off! all day long it generated heat and pumped it into the case's side, what is left is a black lump barely recognizable as the cpu it once was and a goofey looking bubbly case door, along with the horrible smell that we have all come to dread. my question for you all is what is your highest cpu death toll? does it rival my bro?

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August 10, 2002 9:43:54 AM

Well, hows this for a record: I overclocked a Pentium 75 to 166MHz, a Celeron 566 to 980MHz, a PIII 700 to 1051MHz, and a PIII 1000EB to 1307MHz. I've used 2.6v on 1.65v processors, I've used 5v on 3.3v processors, and 2.9v on 2.2v processors. And I've never burned one!

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August 10, 2002 10:05:13 AM

Im running a 1700+@2200+ at 104f under load.

Cool huh.



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August 10, 2002 10:35:55 AM

Tres bon!

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August 10, 2002 1:17:53 PM

Sounds like your brother is a moron. Hope he doesn't drive a car. If he does, tell him he can save on brakes by using trees to stop.....

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August 10, 2002 1:52:46 PM

It will be easier to use a hammer or an axe for this purpose!

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August 10, 2002 5:15:37 PM

Well I just fried one CPU.
But if I'm right Scamtron burned about 6 or 7 CPUs... ask him for more info.

And HowTF did he managed to do such things... is he crazy or something?

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August 10, 2002 5:23:41 PM

are you guys rich? because i wonder, how is it possible to get so many computer parts if you arent rich. i wish i had so many parts i could experiment with so i can learn more about computers.

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August 10, 2002 5:29:18 PM

Just wondering if this a flame-bait post or if ur sincere......cuz really....how is it that 5 heatsink and fans have fallen off 5 different motherboards in-turn which caused 5 AMD chips to burn up.....

Tell ur brother if hes gonan buy ANOTHER AMD.....to buy the ASUS A7V333 and a Athlon XP processor...therefore he'll never burn a chip again......

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August 10, 2002 11:05:57 PM

I got a p2 233 to 466mhz with no voltage changes, and it lives on still to this day, a pentium 133 to 233 and a thunderbird 1ghz to 1.2ghz, I didnt change the volts till my current cpu xp 1800 running at 2v and 1.76ghz stable!

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August 10, 2002 11:07:36 PM

how the hell did you get a 1700 to get 1.8ghz! unless you voltaged the hell out of it and are using a peltier and water cooling system it is pretty impossible.

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August 10, 2002 11:09:30 PM

he is just unlucky, he didnt even overclockt the damned things, he's afraid he will burn them lol!

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August 10, 2002 11:10:26 PM

1.85 volts, alpha pal8045. 107@load



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August 10, 2002 11:10:40 PM

he lives with his parents and works only so thatt he can keep replacing his broken cpus! he's sure as hell not rich

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August 10, 2002 11:14:04 PM

the heatsink only happened on one the others happened diferent ways, he had a power surge, a can of pop, a multiplier unlock failure and a fan failure! we thought the cpu was dead once so he unlocked the multiplier to dink around and did it wrong, it was one of those thunderbirds that come pre-unlocked ahyja I believe and it turned out that the mobop was the only thing broken, then he tried using the cpu and it blew!

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August 11, 2002 12:13:46 AM

That's because you only play with Pentiums. You go Athlon and one small momentary lapse of concentration or a slip of the wrist and that sucker is either fried in about 2-3 seconds or crushed.

For example
PII 233@300 (Running as Firewall/Router)
K62 400@450 (Collecting Dust)
P3 550E@825 (Survived and sold to my little sis) Best CPU I ever owned, hit 150FSB with stock cooler.
P3 800EB@900 (Sold on Ebay)
2x P3 700E@933 (Sold on Ebay)
P4 1.8@2.4 (Used as workstation)
And now my move to the wonderful world of Athlons
Duron 750@900 (Crushed by TT Superorb*)
Athlon 1000@1333 (Given to X wife)
Athlon 1333 (Fried**)
Athlon 1333@1500 (Still going as my gaming machine)

*Yes Superorbs cooled decently but trying to remove it guaranteed a crushed core.
** I uhhh....uhhh well I put the heatsink on backwards ~ducks~


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August 11, 2002 4:31:50 AM

In it's time it cooled <A HREF="http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/01q1/010306/cooler-17.h..." target="_new">decently</A>. It wasn't that great but if you looked at it's temps compared to some of the coolers on this chart then you'll see it was actually quite competitive temp wise. The problems with Super Orbs is they were too loud for thier performance and they crushed cores because they were almost impossible to remove. But they could be had for around $12-15.

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August 11, 2002 4:43:54 AM

Damn it this kind of thread will do nothing but just feed the trolls...


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August 11, 2002 5:17:52 AM

ZERO.

but i`m unlucky at selecting good CPUs, mine hardly ever overclocks.

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August 11, 2002 5:50:15 AM

AS stated in my original post in this thread...

as far as cooling....yes in the day.......but it was terrible as u stated for crushing cores.....only good thing in my opinion was the way it looked.......really kewl....

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August 11, 2002 5:57:16 AM

Quote:
PapaSmurf said..
alright my brother has destroyed his fith cpu this year, today! the death toll includes a thunderbird 1.2ghz, a thunderbird 950mhz, a duron 1ghz, and two xp 1700's! each deceased cpu has its matching deceased motherboard.

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Crashman said...
Well, hows this for a record: I overclocked a Pentium 75 to 166MHz, a Celeron 566 to 980MHz, a PIII 700 to 1051MHz, and a PIII 1000EB to 1307MHz. I've used 2.6v on 1.65v processors, I've used 5v on 3.3v processors, and 2.9v on 2.2v processors. And I've never burned one!

lol. maybe i'd go with an intel cpu next time too, but that's just me.

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August 11, 2002 8:57:26 AM

Played with lots of K6-2's and K6-III's, these things are amazingly durable!

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August 11, 2002 10:04:06 AM

Crashman can you tell me something more about the P75 OC... I still have one if my gateway server and it is running at 90 MHz now. I got a simple Intel Advanced ZP mobo and a P2 300 MHz heatsink on it. It has FP and EDO ram in it (66 MHz running at 60).

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August 11, 2002 12:15:22 PM

Sure, I bought a truckload of systems two years ago and upgraded all the processors to 166MMX overdrives. That left me with a pile of Pentium 100 and Pentium 75 processors. The 100's were locked, they would only run at 1.5x and 2x multipliers (because various garbage brands used 2x50 instead of 1.5x 66). But all the 75's were unlocked. Exactly one out of probably 30 of the Pentium 75's I tested did 166MHz. If you send me a self addressed, stamped envelope, I'll send you a Pentium 133. Sorry, I used up all my 166's.

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August 11, 2002 12:47:58 PM

Add a P133 (and if you have a P75) to my list of things I wanne buy of you to help you go to another university, ok?
Then if I screw up my P75 I always have another to replace it with.

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August 11, 2002 12:51:28 PM

I do have a P75 laying here, but I'd just as soon send you an extra 133, you can always underclock it to 90MHz if you like! BTW, all my 133's have the same lock as the 100's did, they only worky worky at 1.5x or 2x.

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August 11, 2002 12:55:36 PM

OK... I suppose my mobo will support that.

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