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So, people are talking about taking components on "suicide runs" is this taking a part absurdly out of spec, so that it's obviously unstable, just for the CPU-Z validation, or is it literally just trying to see how far you can push waay outdated hardware until it literally breaks?

I'm going to assume it's the former. How do I do it? (Without it literally becoming a suicide run) biggrin.gif
    
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It often refers to when you run your system as hard as you can, and overclock with suicide as an option.... being that you super cool your pc typically with LN2 or Dry Ice, and jack the voltages up way beyond safe limits, and shoot for some new records, either personal or world wide.
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Most suicide runs are done for benching. We are talking insane volts, most likely on LN2 or DICE, say 7 - 8GHz at up to 2v, maybe higher.

Generally, the hardware doesn't survive, thus the name. wink.gif
    
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Originally Posted by pbasil1;11708146 
It often refers to when you run your system as hard as you can, and overclock with suicide as an option.... being that you super cool your pc typically with LN2 or Dry Ice, and jack the voltages up way beyond safe limits, and shoot for some new records, either personal or world wide.

Ok- well that's out of the question for now... I don't want to make my odds of failure any higher for a while XD

8 Ghz? I didn't know anything got that high, except old pentiums...
    
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Nobody said it was new hardware. wink.gif

Have a look at hwbots top submissions, you'd be surprised.
    
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I was actually JUST looking at that when I saw your post... the first i7 doesnt come in till 179... #1 is a pentium, and then it's basically pentium-celeron-pentium-celeron-pentium-celeron until about 150, when there's one phenom, then the pattern resumes xD
    
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post #7 of 14
Over overclocking.

Or even over overocerclocking.
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post #8 of 14
You take your system, pump crazy voltages through it and don't give a rats ass about temps. You literally push it to the limit with a risk of killing or breaking something. Did this with my Q6600 and got 4.2GHz oh of it.

Tried 4.3 @ 1.68v >.>
 
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post #9 of 14
it's just a run that pushes your system into the danger zone, essentially 'red lining' the voltage, something that puts the CPU's life in jeopardy

With AMD CPU's (at least phenom II's) the CPU's are invisible, I've never heard of any Phenom II get killed by voltage, i have however heard of AMD motherboards that weren't so reliable in terms of Vdroop afterwards (gappo's UD4P that he molested on a regular basis)

however 'suicide runs' refer more to intel, where CPU's are more prone to dying instantly because of an overclock run (not that AMD won't, we are just less susceptible)
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post #10 of 14
OP, you ever want to kill your system, send it off to me, i can do that in a hurry under some LN2 and push it to the max. Guts the entire chip but hey, bragging rights are everything now aren't they?
 
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