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Goo Kenson

Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2002
How many chips have you killed, what chips were they, and how did you kill them? I'll start.


XP2200+-mobo screwed up and gave the chip too much voltage, killing it
 

cmcquistion

IT Director Senior
Joined
Oct 15, 2001
Location
Tennessee
Let's see,

killed an Athlon 850 when I forgot to fully attach the heatsink before booting it up.

killed an Athlon 1400 by cracking the core during shipment. (this was with a heatsink with a clip that held onto all 3 socket lugs)

killed an Athlon 900 by trying to use a shim, correctly and by the directions, but it still killed it. (I think they manufactered the shim too thick.)

Sounds like a lot, but I have built or upgraded 50-100 systems in the past couple years and these are the only CPU's I've ever killed.
(Also killed a Radeon 8500 by doing a volt-mod incorrectly. Now I know my limits. I have no business soldering teeny-tiny stuff.)
 

Codeman05

Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2002
Location
US
I've killed a 2100+ AGIOA. Temps were crappy, so I reapplied AS3 with a liner layer.....which apparently was just a little to thin :eek: cooked within about a sec of power up lol
 

The Spyder

Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2002
Location
Oregon
hummm
Duron 700
Duron 850
Duron 1200
T-bird 1gig
Tbird- 1.33
Xp 1700
Intel p200
Intel PII 266
Intel PII 333
Intel pIII 450
Intel PIII800
Intel P4 1.6 :( :(
:(:( gotta love keychains~~!!!!
 
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Goo Kenson

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Joined
Sep 17, 2002
The Spyder said:
hummm
Duron 700
Duron 850
Duron 1200
T-bird 1gig
Tbird- 1.33
Xp 1700
Intel p200
Intel PII 266
Intel PII 333
Intel pIII 450
Intel PIII800
Intel P4 1.6 :( :(
:(:( gotta love keychains~~!!!!

When I fry my first Polamino I think I'll stick the pin sides together of my tbred 2200 and whatever polamino it is and keychain through both, so it's pol on one side and tbred on the other :)
 

TC

Senior Seti Addict
Joined
Jan 15, 2001
Location
Denver, CO
About a half dozen XP's. Back when they first came out I noticed some issues that pointed to the new organic substrate bending under the heavy load specified for amd heatsinks. The entire socket and cpu would bend and the heatsink would not make perfect contact. I could mount the hsf countless times and reproduce the same error after I picked up on what was going on. Only certain combinations of boards and hsf's were prone to this. Seems some mobo makers knew about this and started changing sockets. Curiously Intel started putting braces on the backs of some mobo's. Using the 4 mounting holes seemed to prevent the problem.
 

skahtul

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Joined
Oct 3, 2002
Location
SLC
Killed a K6-450, it just died from hard use. While unlocking/ocing my 1.3 Duron it died also. Oh well. I am trying real hard to kill my 1600XP but it won't go. I am getting a new AMD soon (don't know what yet), everyone is invited to a Warranty Voiding party as soon as it comes in :)
 

ThePunkGeek

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Joined
Mar 24, 2001
Location
Ontario Canada
xp1700 - hmm i dunno it just died
duron 650 - i dunno it just died
duron 750 - i dunno it just died

yep thats what u tell them when u rma it :D i dunno it just died??
 

malon

Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2002
Location
Madrid
The Spyder said:
hummm
Duron 700
Duron 850
Duron 1200
T-bird 1gig
Tbird- 1.33
Xp 1700
Intel p200
Intel PII 266
Intel PII 333
Intel pIII 450
Intel PIII800
Intel P4 1.6 :( :(
:(:( gotta love keychains~~!!!!

WOW you are the CPU KILLER MASTER !! :beer:
 

OC-Master

Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2001
Location
Edmonton, Alberta
I have personally only destroyed 1 CPU in my lifetime. What I did was stupid and selfish anywayz.

This CPU was a K6-2 500MHz. Short and sweet, I wanted 600MHz stable and what I did was put the voltage up to 3.5V on the CPU. Now K6-2 CPUs have a defualt voltage of 2.2V, so this was one insane voltage mod, yet back in my early O/Cing days before any neat stuff like copper cooling was invented. I can say I didnt know better and had to experience a fry at first hand.

The result was a quick sound of a SPARK along with a poping noise and the smell of silcon burning.

What I did:
I took the CPU back to the store and said that it was defective. Guess what!!!,,, They replaced the CPU for me on the spot at a price of $20 at the time. The only reason they made me pay $20 was because the CPU was out of warrenty :) and I had to pay the shipping charges to AMD.

Pretty funny stuff..


OC-Master
 

flixotide

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Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Location
Denmark
Only killed 1 CPU... and thats wayyyyyyy back... A pentium 60 mhz... one of the very first to hit the streets in Denmark... the Mobo was a real ****er, plus it was my first total assembly. Had to go wrong :(

Obviously I got a strange looking bridge capped wrong, and juiced the chip too high. went on for a few secs... and that was the end of my first Pentium.

Man was I ****ed... :rolleyes:
 

peppy

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Joined
Dec 30, 2000
AMD Athlon 1333 - first cpu -
im pretty sure it fired, I never even got to use it

AMD Athlon XP 1700+
the damn thing stopped working one day, didnt fry core,and is still intact not even cracked or cruched or chipped, nata. :mad:

AMD Athlon 600 (Slot A)
I am pretty sure this thing was defective (really weird errors)

AMD K6-2 333
Forgot to turn on fan

AMD Duron 650
Well, not yet at least but I bet ill do something stupid with it
this thing has been through a war chipped cracked. still works
best 25$$ ever :D

FLOPPY/PSU/CABLES
also fried a floppy and psu and cables when seeing what would happen if iswitched it to 240v haha i was young an inexperianced.

256mb PC133
fried some good ol pc 133 ram. (too much juice)


Hard Drives
1. 13gb wd 5400rpm ???
2. 20gb seagate 7200 rpm ???

DVD Drive
10X Compaq dvd drive stopped working.

Nvidia Geforce 256 SDR
too much OC.
 

[OC]Lucifer

Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2001
Location
Brainerd, Minnesota USA
Ive got everyone beat..

Brand new AIUCB 0243 2400+ 266 bus.. killed it doing the pin wrap trick to unlock the multis... I had just got it last monday! Im NOT going to RMA it due to my own stupidity.. Guess Im out $188 bux..