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This thread needs that tabloid article that claims your PC can explode like a grenade at the hands of hackers.

I don't have it, unfortunately.
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o.k. maybe it's phrased a bit incorrectly but this is all software related.

There is a lot of security to prevent this kind of thing, there have been viruses to write to the bios but they are all pretty old.

I have seen a lot of infected computers and it's never destroyed hardware if it was so easily done it would be for giggles.
You can, however, make a program that turns off or at least run all fans a minimum while making the hardware run folding, or anything heat producing. It will be a fermi barbecue!!!
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Once you have administrator acces, it's not that hard to change the vcore from a simple app. The question is, why would someone do that ? I would prefer a large botnet any day over a virus that just blows up your cpu
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OCing PCI-E Frequency screws with all of your sata ports, so corrupting them is possible.

You could have changed some multipliers like LDT.
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You can, however, make a program that turns off or at least run all fans a minimum while making the hardware run folding, or anything heat producing. It will be a fermi barbecue!!!
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Once you have administrator acces, it's not that hard to change the vcore from a simple app. The question is, why would someone do that ? I would prefer a large botnet any day over a virus that just blows up your cpu
Most prebuilt computers don't have this kind of control at all. Yes i know where i am but i also know what the majority of computers out there is.

Someone who wanted attention would damn well blow up cpu's if they could probably combined with some sort of a worm. I do agree a botnet is much more useful.

Another thing tho is it's a pretty big undertaking to try to figure out all that hardware level stuff some of it is going to be more or less different on every computer assuming you can even control it in the case of oem computers.

It's also not going to die right away it's going to shut itself off. Not to say that someone won't just reboot it and run that same thing again.

Theres a lot of variables and it would be a huge undertaking for something so petty.
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