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gt40
8th December 2005, 13:33
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5393904704265757054

Dr Mordrid
8th December 2005, 14:51
2x the clock without a fan or heat sink? :eek: :eek:

Much like lighting a stick of dynamite while locked in a closet: if you do it you deserve the result :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Dr. Mordrid

Wombat
8th December 2005, 15:04
I'll have to watch this again when I'm at home. I'm pretty skeptical that they blew a chip out like that. My first thought is that they blew a squibb under it.

Mehen
8th December 2005, 15:12
look at the specs on the cpu-z, theres no way they'd be able to boot at those specs - and did it blow a hole right through the table??

edit: dont think the computer was even on, that fan WAS plugged in when he pulled it out, but wasnt spinning

Wombat
8th December 2005, 15:41
Not only that, but the ZIF lever looks like it wasn't actually down.

Blowing the ceramic like that takes some *serious* force. If they had had the CPU pop, it would have just cracked/lifted the metal casing on the CPU.

gt40
8th December 2005, 15:58
I thought this might be staged, I've seen plenty of semiconductors blow - but never catastrophically like this.

Jon P. Inghram
8th December 2005, 16:47
I've seen a bad wall wart cause a capacitor to explode and destroy a small network hub. I wonder if they're just using the CPU's heat to cook off an explosive charge that they placed in the middle of the socket? Notice the core voltage on the Duron? 4.2v!

Tjalfe
8th December 2005, 19:50
I say staged... the core of the CPU is intact and it went up in the explotion.. what would have taken out the fiberglass board and table??

Nowhere
9th December 2005, 01:42
Obviously staged - there's no reason why the CPU would fly up. IMHO there was a firecracker, etc. in the hole.

ZokesPro
9th December 2005, 06:39
I'll have to watch this again when I'm at home. I'm pretty skeptical that they blew a chip out like that. My first thought is that they blew a squibb under it.
The explosion seems to have come from underneath. I'm a bit skeptical although I don't doubt that this could very well happen.

I saw this test a few years back, where they took a 486 dx33 and OC'd it to 120mhz using a fridge that could get colder than a normal fridge, and cooled the cpu using bottles of alcohol. They got it to -60C, using a vodka bottle right on the die. They managed to run Quake on that thing and had some amazing results but the CPU eventually gave and it did a LOT of damage! It left burn makrs on the inside of the fridge, leave a huge hole in the mobo and destroying 75% of the bottles used. I wish I still had the site, not sure if it exists though. They had pics and benchmarks.

Tjalfe
9th December 2005, 06:49
The explosion seems to have come from underneath. I'm a bit skeptical although I don't doubt that this could very well happen.

I saw this test a few years back, where they took a 486 dx33 and OC'd it to 120mhz using a fridge that could get colder than a normal fridge, and cooled the cpu using bottles of alcohol. They got it to -60C, using a vodka bottle right on the die. They managed to run Quake on that thing and had some amazing results but the CPU eventually gave and it did a LOT of damage! It left burn makrs on the inside of the fridge, leave a huge hole in the mobo and destroying 75% of the bottles used. I wish I still had the site, not sure if it exists though. They had pics and benchmarks.


sounds like the alcohol ignited, not the CPU blowing up :beard:

ZokesPro
9th December 2005, 06:57
sounds like the alcohol ignited, not the CPU blowing up :beard:
Yup, that's very possible too. Wouldn't mind having the money to try this out just to see how accurate that AMD video really is. The CPU die isn't cracked though, hmmmm.

Umfriend
9th December 2005, 07:02
Wouldn't mind having the money to try this outand use it to have a few drinks indeed!

ZokesPro
9th December 2005, 07:06
and use it to have a few drinks indeed!
I meant the AMD test in the video, not the one using all those vodka bottles! :p

Now once you've had enough to drink, if your tired of watching CPU's explode, watch a whale explode!! :D

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3712178515303087869

Tjalfe
9th December 2005, 07:30
I meant the AMD test in the video, not the one using all those vodka bottles! :p

Now once you've had enough to drink, if your tired of watching CPU's explode, watch a whale explode!! :D

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3712178515303087869


I wish someone had a better quality version of that clip sitting around.. it is so pixelated that it would look horrible on even a miniature ipod screen :D

gt40
9th December 2005, 07:35
here's a quicktime version, but the quality doesn't look much better :http://www.perp.com/whale/video.html

Maybe they should have just O/C'd any AMD Duron under it's body :p

Claymonkey
9th December 2005, 07:53
I've been to Florence, Oregon. This story is infamous all over Oregon as a commentary on the stupidy of people.


"How do we get rid of this whale before it starts decomposing?"
"I KNOW! Lets make it explode SO severly that it's atomized"
"Brilliant!"
.........
*boom*
*sound of whale blubber denting cars and knocking people unconscious in a wide area (I want to say a mile or two but that just might be the story getting bigger)*
......
"yeah that wasn't such a good idea"
"yeah... who knew?"

TnT
13th December 2005, 23:39
I've been to Florence, Oregon. This story is infamous all over Oregon as a commentary on the stupidy of people.


"How do we get rid of this whale before it starts decomposing?"
"I KNOW! Lets make it explode SO severly that it's atomized"
"Brilliant!"
.........
*boom*
*sound of whale blubber denting cars and knocking people unconscious in a wide area (I want to say a mile or two but that just might be the story getting bigger)*
......
"yeah that wasn't such a good idea"
"yeah... who knew?"

LMAO... ahh memories...

For those of us not in the area at time of explosion it's just plain funny. We also got to watch the New Carissa set ablaze! (http://www.oregonlive.com/special/newcarissa/index.ssf?/special/newcarissa/galleries/ship3.frame)