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post #11 of 22
Interesting thread, can't wait to read some of the posts. I unfortunately have never pushed anything to the "extreme" so I can't say I've killed anything the cool way. In fact, I don't think anything that I've done to my computers has died yet.

I've had a Seagate hard drive die on me after a few years... That's as bad as it gets for me, haha.
post #12 of 22
i completely forgot when i messed up putting my socket 478 pentium 4 northwood back in its socket, i was half asleep and it was super late..and i must have just put it back improperly and it bent quite a few pins..
 
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post #13 of 22
my cpu's have been retired to another computer rather then die so far lol.

had 9800gt die though.. suspect psu >.> nice card while it lasted
    
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post #14 of 22
I have destroyed 2 GPUs in the line of duty via overclocking. 4850 - Pencil mod, Musashi pushing for supid high overclocks on air. Hit 800 and thing died.

4770 - Hit 1100 core @ 1.3v Died 3 days later.
 
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post #15 of 22
Actually now that I think about it, I almost killed my Phenom X3 720. It was the first chip I owned so I was really new to overclocking. I pumped like 1.5 core voltage into it and tried to hit 3.5 and it's now only stable @ 3.2. Not stock, it's weird.
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by th3illusiveman;13145935 
the second one i ran at 930Mhz at 1.15v for about a month and it called it quits.

I've got my 450 running at that , so I'm pretty terrified at the moment eek.gif
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post #17 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz;13146586 
You haven't tried hard enough then biggrin.gif

I'm more interested in being able to actually reliably use my computer(s) than blow them up, have to deal with RMAs and shipping costs and parts exchanges that cut my cash supply in half among other things smile.gif
At worst I've broken a few headsets, perhaps a mouse out of rage.... that's it
post #18 of 22
Damaged one of my boards(not my sig rig) while plugging in fans while the system is working...

I removed the molex of the fan, and plugged the wire to the PSU molex, and shorten it...

Also using a generic PSU that time..
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RUST in pieces would have been a cool title, as per Megadeth!
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post #20 of 22
At the time I knew very little about computer hardware and I plugged a 3 pin fan onto some other power connector on the mobo while it was turned on out of boredom, Bam! fire biggrin.gif after that everything still worked except the PSU and MoBo lmao.

Edit: At the time it was 3 years old, it was a lowly acer aspire, so it was no loss.
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