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Old 12-04-2005, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw online that some people used P4's and P3's and athlon/duron blahblahblah WITHOUT HSF and with HSF to see which heated up faster, and how they performed without a HSF (as in if one falls off during gameplay)..
They used Q3 and it showed that a P4 will slow down considerably, and try and save itself, while the Athlon will just keep on truckin and eventually smoke and burn out.

My point of the thread is, i saw one video where a duron processor was started without a HSF, and after smoking for a few minutes.... it explodes... is it real?
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I want to explode my old Celeron. That would be a fun weekend project.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it depends on the motherboard how the computer will behave if the temperature goes up high enough. the CPU itself doesn't control its speed, its speed is a combination of the CPU's motherboard, and the FSB/HTT. the multiplier cannot change, and the motherboard controls the HTT/FSB
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Hes talking about a P4 when it throttles.....
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that is an old tomshardware video i know what one you are talkin about but anyways amd cpus dont burn out anymore they have thermal protection too
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I daresay a processor wouldn't explode...the silicon would just melt to a point that the processor can no longer operate...an explosion would most likely be a motherboard capacitator, my guess is the silicon gets underneath a capacitator while it melts and overloads it
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I've seen this video you speak of. They have a Duron [I think] running at like 3.2ghz or something rediculous like that and they remove the HSF and in a few seconds you hear "POP!" and there is a hole in the motherboard where the cpu was previous to the 'explosion'. I've been looking for that video for a while and still haven't found it.
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I saw that video and it's a fake. They used explosives.
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Hes talking about a P4 when it throttles.....
I believe it's actually the motherboard that throttles it though.
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Bah, I was convinced it was real...
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