Well one of the most common types completely unexplainable human death, is when air is forced into the bloodstream during... well... "child-creation."
Since my processor is not properly equipped, nor does it have a bloodstream, we can rule that out.
Upon autopsy of the processor, I noticed a small chip on the side of the core, and remembered this had been there for some time, even when it worked just fine.
I noticed 2 more, but much smaller. How these got there? I dont know. I used a shim, just to be safe. Maybe it didnt do its job.
Picture of It
1. Largest, corner chip that has been there for a while, as explained above.
2. Small chip, shouldnt do a whole lot.
3. Slightly larger than 2, on side.
Ive seem processors on the 'net that have had huge corners taken out of them, yet surprisingly they still worked... not sure how.
Can anyone explain this?
Are these chips capable of killing a processor?
I hope you dont start thinking of me as a careless person, having these on my processor.
Since I had a shim, I would have thought it would make sure this didnt happpen... and even then, I am DAMN carefull when I mount a HSF.
Anyways, just a thought.