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I heard this is possible.


Proof?

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post #2 of 25
Only if you push 5 volts through a chip while cooling it by blowing on the bare chip.
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post #3 of 25
Nope. However if it explodes, then it would be a micro explosion accompanied by a small "pop" with some smoke. Although, you'd have to put some real effort into it in order to achieve this.
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post #4 of 25
That's a lithium battery explosion. Of course if you use a crap power supply it won't look all too different, probably blacker smoke.
post #5 of 25
Wasn't that explosion in the picture caused by the battery?
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Originally Posted by Muntey View Post
Wasn't that explosion in the picture caused by the battery?
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post #7 of 25
It's physically impossible for the chip to explode in that fashion.

At worst it'll burn and smell bad.
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post #8 of 25
Precisely.

After all, we're talking about microscopic transistors.
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post #9 of 25
Current chips? Impossible. They will burn but not explode. Also you REALLY have to push them and be a moron by not keeping a heat sink on them or shove stupid volts onto them.

Wanna kid an i7 920 really quick? Pump the memory voltage as high as it will go, save, restart and boot into windows. Run Linx. Your CPU will die soon enough.
 
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post #10 of 25
Spark, a pop sound and some smoke, never an explosion though.
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