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2005-12-05 20:57:57.670148+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

When Mark said "CPU disappears in a puff of logic!" I was prepared for a melt-down, or some smoke or something. Nawww, if you like the destruction of computer bits check out this video of what happens when you remove the heat sink from an overclocked AMD Duron. The summary reads:

They overclock a cpu over 4ghz, remove the heatsink, and boom! "Theres a hole in the motherboard!"

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 11:12:24.639079+00 by: Larry Burton

Hmmm, this might make me rethink my review of Dan Brown's Digital Fortress.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 22:24:11.702727+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Did that also blow a hole through the plywood board supporting the rig, or was that already cut out?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-06 22:36:07.511429+00 by: Dan Lyke

Shadow: I don't know. I'd also like to see where the pins ended up. I can't imagine that it blew through the table below it and left the socket largely intact. Plywood takes a lot of force to puncture.

Larry, I remember someone, it may have been Aaron, telling me about a patent that covered a process to put something like acetylene molecules on integrated circuits for the purpose of destroying portions under control of the chip. I forget the particular application, it may have been something related to DRM, but it was about putting small quantities of explosives on silicon with masks of the same resolution as you printed the original circuit.