[Full-Disclosure] software burning cpu or mobo ?
asp at webexc.com
Thu Jul 1 14:44:41 BST 2004
Georgi, my understanding is that some CPUs have thermal shutdown
safeguards. I have been told by friends that AMD CPUs seem to be over
clocking "friendly" in that sense. I have no personal experience over
clocking my CPU.
However, I once fixed a friend's PC, it was locking up because it was
overheating. He must have had it in a very dirty environment, because
once I cleaned out his heat sinks (which were caked in dust), everything
was fine. This was a newer AMD CPU (MP 1700 methinks), and was
gracefully shutting down when it overheated, no permanent damage.
All CPUs I have fried, I have done the hardcore way using a hammer or
similar method :-).
Hope that helps.
Georgi Guninski wrote:
> i am a hardware lamer, but had to read a mobo manual.
> basically it said "we support overclocking, but something may go
> 'boom'". a quick search for "software overclocking" found this:
> The purpose of this Windows application is to change the base clock(FSB)
> frequency without restarting the system.
> If you raise the FSB too high then it is possible that the CPU may
> not function correctly *anymore*
> according to people familiar with hardware, some cpus are easy to
> burn (or fry) while others are difficult.
> as far as i understand if the temperature is maximized and/or fan speed is
> minimized, the outcome is not very deterministic.
> has someone burned a cpu or mobo by software means ?
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