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I havent explicitly killed any CPUs, although I did make a good try during the 5ghz attempt on both my Pentium D 945 (1.75v, ran out of ice in the slushbucket), and on my E5300 dual core (1.65v, hit 4.5ghz due to FSB wall. Was running on near freezing ambient air.). I also attempted to push my trusty Pentium M to 3ghz, but the VRMs on the board were all sorts of crap and weren't having it.

I have however abused and broken several motherboards and GPUs, the most memorable of each being:

1. Almost set my AMD rig's motherboard on fire while overclocking the crap out of the CPU on a 4-pin CPU connector, hence the name Charred.
2. DID set a S478 PCChips microATX board on fire when attempting to overclock a Pentium 4 Northwood on it for giggles.
3. Attempted to overclock a C2D e4500 on a really old intel 975DXBX2 motherboard. Board said NOPE and refused to ever POST again.
4. Fried a GT430 through running it passively when its design called for being run actively (aka I disconnected the fan then started folding on it. It lasted for about 4 months like that then released the magic smoke).
And the most terrifying one:
5. Had a live bare wire in my rig scrape along the backside of one of my GTX 260s, producing sparks and forcing an instant system shutdown. Thankfully, both the card and the motherboard escaped unscathed, although the board's main bios had gotten corrupted and I was forced to re-flash it.
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Are there any murderers out there? I'm just wondering if anybody wants to admit to killing a CPU, and ask for the story behind it.

I've never killed a CPU never really had a back up. But I overclocked a Geforce2 MX to death--first attempt at GPU overclocking.

I'm thinking of committing murder on my 8300..... lol... it's not THAT bad for a 99$ chip. But 4.8 seems unattainable even with 1.54 volts. Temps are below 62 at that voltage, but that's with my 140mm fan spinning at 2k RPM.

So, any cool murder stories?
I didn't kill a CPU, but I had a friend do so.. but not entirely of his own fault.
He had purchased a prebuilt ibuypower computer with an AMD 955 in it.
Seems the thermal paste they used for the heat-sink was cheap, and almost right as the warranty ended the CPU seemed to start having problems.
We found out that the thermal paste had actually, well I really don't know the term for it, but had broke down and cease to exist.
This individual never kept track of temperatures, but he did often dust his case.
Not entirely his fault as it may not be something that someone that doesn't deal with computer components would look for, but it just goes to show that prebuilt computers really are not worth it.
Especially when in the information you get with the computers it clearly states that you may receive New, Used or Refurbished components in your computer....
e) This CPU was at stock clocks and voltage

Personally I have gotten a CPU really warm to maximum temperature by not entirely mounting a CPU heat sink..... or not plugging in my h100i all the way....
I ran a 3570k up to full temperature less than 5 times and the computer shut down every time, the occurrences didn't happen in the same day, let alone month.
That little CPU went through some tough times, but I will also say that was one of the best CPUs I ever had, especially for buying it used!
e) not sure on voltage but the CPU was @ 4.8ghz
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Only cpu I killed was my pentium 4 2.53ghz... was messing around with overclocking on hardware that had no business being overclocked (some "iwill" brand motheroard, rambus memory and a crappy raidmax psu)... Needless to say the psu gave out and took the motherboard and cpu with it.

Other then that none are dead.. Unless you want to count the 10+ cpu's I have sitting here with bent pins at this point due to stupidity on my behalf (left exposed in display box I was working on and the girlfriend kicked it over before they were properly mounted).. It was an "accident" rolleyes.gif
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Only cpu I killed was my pentium 4 2.53ghz... was messing around with overclocking on hardware that had no business being overclocked (some "iwill" brand motheroard, rambus memory and a crappy raidmax psu)... Needless to say the psu gave out and took the motherboard and cpu with it.

Other then that none are dead.. Unless you want to count the 10+ cpu's I have sitting here with bent pins at this point due to stupidity on my behalf (left exposed in display box I was working on and the girlfriend kicked it over before they were properly mounted).. It was an "accident" rolleyes.gif
I think those are grounds of banishment thumb.gif
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Only cpu I killed was my pentium 4 2.53ghz... was messing around with overclocking on hardware that had no business being overclocked (some "iwill" brand motheroard, rambus memory and a crappy raidmax psu)... Needless to say the psu gave out and took the motherboard and cpu with it.

Other then that none are dead.. Unless you want to count the 10+ cpu's I have sitting here with bent pins at this point due to stupidity on my behalf (left exposed in display box I was working on and the girlfriend kicked it over before they were properly mounted).. It was an "accident" rolleyes.gif
The P4 deserved to die. All Netburst chips should have been summarily executed, especially S423 Willamettes.

As for the rest... Iwill, but it won't. Rambus was the spawn of Satan himself, and while you use Raid to kill bugs dead, you use Raidmax to kill PC's dead.
     
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The P4 deserved to die. All Netburst chips should have been summarily executed,

Except Northwoods. Especially not the 3.0c, 3.2c, and 3.4c.
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Except Northwoods. Especially not the 3.0c, 3.2c, and 3.4c.

I'll agree here. I swapped my 2.8E (that I had clocked to 3.4 but the heat was ridiculous) for a 3.4C and overclocled it to 3.7ghz. Was a pretty good chip but didn't touch my FX-53 or other socket 939 chips I had at the time.
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Except Northwoods. Especially not the 3.0c, 3.2c, and 3.4c.
Fair enough. They were good performers, but I never much cared for any P4. The whole Netburst business seemed like a massive exercise in polishing a turd, even the ones that had good performance. Of course, the same thing can be said about any of the AMD 15h products, even the better ones.
     
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I overclocked a AMD K6-2 350mhz to 450mhz in like, 1998, to get more fps in console emulators (mostly Neo Geo emulators...those took a lot of power at the time.) When I did I added a slightly larger fan to keep it cool because it was shutting off. It wasn't even 120mm, I went from like a 60mm fan to a 80mm fan... lol. 350mhz to 450mhz is a 28% overclock... pretty awesome compared to what we get now!

Anyway, we had that computer for a long time afterward, even after getting a (cheap and used) P4 box, and it eventually died. I surmised the CPU probably finally gave out. The machine didn't even die until like 2008 or something. That's when it finally went in the garbage. So I basically killed it very slowly over a very long time by running it out of spec... thumb.gif

I've never killed a modern CPU from overclocking and I've never bent pins on a chip or socket. I've had like 4 Phenom IIs, a FX-8350 (I even lapped it), a 4770k and now a 4790k. Never been a problem.
Edited by neurotix - 8/6/16 at 12:14pm
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I've killed an old Duron socket A and a POS P4 on socket 423....probably did the world a favour with that one.
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