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Yes yes, i've done some research, I'm asking what is the best way to test this without an HS? Actually, I have a Celeron 1Ghz HS that i can hold on top of it, but I doubt that'll work. I just want to test this chip if its working, so yeah, any help on that?
   
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Just hold any modern heatsink on it while booting up...
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Why would you want or need to do this?
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It will overheat without a heatsink. Just lay the board flat and hold a heatsink onto it.
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seen it on youtube. i think they were Russians. they held a heatsink on a P4 and then took it off and it started smoking and then went "BOOM" and blew through the mobo and the table that they had...it was epic!!! lol
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Found this quote somewhere on OCN a while back. seen this thread and thought of it.

"I have an old, perfectly good working, P4 socket 478 Dell computer. I opened it up one day to have a look at something.
The CPU fan was completely dead. Who knows how long it was like that? I ghetto rigged an 80mm on there and it still works just fine.":
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
seen it on youtube. i think they were Russians. they held a heatsink on a P4 and then took it off and it started smoking and then went "BOOM" and blew through the mobo and the table that they had...it was epic!!! lol
that was fake they used gun powder.

at OT
to just test it you don't need a heatsink i have left a heatsink off my CPU for 10 seconds and it got warm but no where near hot enough for damage just keep your finger on it.
If it get too hot to hold your finger on it for more than 2 seconds then its too hot.
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that was fake they used gun powder.
well their goes my life lol
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Just check the gold dots on the bottom if it's 775.If they are all there and intact then it's safe to assume the cpu works.They aren't worth more than 10 bucks anyway so it's not a big deal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Just hold any modern heatsink on it while booting up...
Would this method really work? I'm seriously gonna do it if it does, Its a Socket 775 P4 with a Mobo, but no Cooler or HSF. Might use the Celeron's HS to test.

+Rep to those who helped.



Quote:
Originally Posted by fg2chase View Post
Why would you want or need to do this?
Cause maybe I can revive this old P4 and set it as a server or even just a storage PC. Had it with me for quite awhile, almost a year and a half maybe, Just wanting to make sure it works.


Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
that was fake they used gun powder.

at OT
to just test it you don't need a heatsink i have left a heatsink off my CPU for 10 seconds and it got warm but no where near hot enough for damage just keep your finger on it.
If it get too hot to hold your finger on it for more than 2 seconds then its too hot.
Curious, which CPU?
Edited by gerickjohn - 4/7/11 at 9:29am
   
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