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Quickest way to tell a dead core.

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Nov 12, 2001
Don't know if anyone ever went over this, but thought of it while writing my last post...

If you sniff the CPU and smell burnt silicon!

Don't worry about having smelled it before, you'll know it when you smell it!

Also don't worry about it going away... If you put it in an Acetone bath and sniff it 4 weeks later... Well, you'll be on the floor blowing snot bubbles out your nose! However once you wake up, you'll remember the aroma underneath the acetone smell... Yes... I have done this LoL! (Hopefully not the laying on the ground blowing snot bubbles while high from acetone, but I do remember loosing a day between now and then...)


Mar 1, 2003
the terran system
What on earth!?!?!?!?!?

so you get high on a burnt out cpu soaked in acetone, and the burnt smell will be hard coded in your brain if you blow snot bubbles everywhere while unconsiouse!!!?!?!?!?!?

Cheesy Peas

Jul 2, 2002
hahahahaa!! @ modenaf1.

have you ever smelt a burnt out chip? its really does smell bad and its a sure sign of a fried cpu, but not a dead core, they can die other ways, not just being burnt out.