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When a CPU Dies!

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I was having deep thoughts, about the death of a much loved CPU , one that gave you lots of desire to try and get just 1 more Mhz out of your system .Do you rejoice at the chance to start all over again and nourish a meaningful relationship with lots of give and take between you and it. Or do you mourn the death ,and never have the desire to, delve into the dark sorcery of overclocking ever again . Just some thoughts that crossed my mind.
Edited by BigBlu - 12/21/08 at 1:52am
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I can hardly remember the last dead CPU I saw. I think it was a Pentium that got struck by lightning. Now THAT's some voltage.
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I show no mercy or attachment to a CPU. Burn it up, rinse, lather, repeat. Honestly, I have never burnt a CPU. In my opinion you have to be an idiot or extreme overclocker to put one down. Modern CPUs are pretty darn tough.
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post #4 of 25
So you in love with a CPU or something?
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Barry your cpu in the ground and put a little tomb stone " Here lies my old Celeron DC, E0 stepping @ 3Ghz"
Edited by OverclockTheStock - 12/20/08 at 7:20pm
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Computers a computer... I love um, but im not IN love with them. lol
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oi all you haters lol. ive been attached to every cpu ive had, especially the one i have now. because it takes whatever i throw at it, and just keeps going
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Damn this hole I put in my computer for lovin is for nothing then?
    
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post #9 of 25
I haven't burned up a CPU yet but I killed a 680i and 780i (or at least I'm pretty sure it was my fault) from some overclocking mishaps. I seriously considered running stock settings from that point forward but eventually settled on using a mild 24/7 OC.

After killing some hardware I guess if I was trying to be optimistic I could look at it as an opportunity to try something new. Unfortunately I tend to lean toward the ":swearing: ! I just killed a $225 motherboard!"

One of the golden rules of overclocking is to never overclock a component you're not comfortable with or don't have the means to replace. Nowadays for me I am lacking the means to drop a couple hundred bucks on the hobby so I run the uber-wuss OC now
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Originally Posted by Joshn View Post
oi all you haters lol. ive been attached to every cpu ive had, especially the one i have now. because it takes whatever i throw at it, and just keeps going
I remember my 165 R.I.P

My 3500+ and 170 I sold. to those chips as well.

My Q6600 has been great to me, but I haven't found the same attachment that came from my AMD chips.

I've also had three E2180's, a E2160, E2140 and two PD's, none of which I cared much about. S939 is where it was for me
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