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I want to destroy my old computer by overclock

post #1 of 17
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Ok i have an old computer, its a hp about 5 years old. it has a p3 processor and i want to see what happens when i fataly overclock it. i would enjoy a nice explosion if posible. i will be running it with no heat skin or fan. this is my first overclock so help me plz.
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post #2 of 17
The BIOS is locked on pre-built computers. You can't overclock it.
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post #3 of 17
i dont think you will get an explosion, it will most probably just crash and re boot before it blows up.
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post #4 of 17
Uhh..
Bad idea?
LoL it really wont be exciting.
You MIGHT see some sparks but thats unlikely.
All that will happen is it will get too hot and start to burn up.
Causing highly dangerous gasses to be emitted into its vicinity.
Possibly harming your health.
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post #5 of 17
Sorry dude, but most OEM computers have locked OC'ing stuff. My buddy has an HP PIII 366Mhz, and teh mobo had FSB jumpers, but hp removed them!!! But anyway, i would suggest take off the fans, heatsinks, and run Prime95, and mess with the insides.

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WOW, i was teh first one posting, and 4 peps posted before i posted!
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post #6 of 17
also if you unplug the fan the system wont even start. But good luck on that.
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post #7 of 17
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Aww man, so i cant make it explode? why cant i software over clock it? i sentanced it to death by overclocking. and now you say i cant do it?. damn
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post #8 of 17
Please guys lets not suggest anything dangerous. It really will not be that dramatic. It would most likely just flip the circuit breaker in yoru house.

Maybe you could donate it to a school. or take it apart and make keychains out of the parts. You could also go to www.freecycle.org and post it and see if anyone needs it. Then you could use freecycle to pick up a free freezer. I have seen them before. But freecycle requires you to post something first.
    
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post #9 of 17
If you run it with the heat sink removed, what will happen is affter a bit you will see a wisp of smoke and your computer will stop working. That is all. It will not explode. Sorry.
post #10 of 17
Donate it to me. A needy person.
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