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The most interesting "overclock" I've ever done

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Apr 16, 2001
I bought a DVD rom from one of my friends who was having intermittent problems with it for $30. After using it for a while I noticed some similar problems so I investigated. The case of the DVD was getting quite hot, so I opened the bottom of the case and saw a bunch of chips. When I felt them they weren't hot at all, so I installed it upside down and copied some files from it and felt the chips. OUCH!!!!! One of them burned my finger. I realized that I had my old chipset heat sink from my a7v133 and did the old arctic silver/superglue trick on it... THe result was that I can now copy files from the DVD much quicker. I will have to do some more testing, but my preliminary results have been good. Wish I still had that digital camera that I borrowed for the article I wrote for this site a little while ago.
Very innovative. The manufacturer should of done some more R&D. You ought to let them know you can increase the performance and see if they will pay for the info.
It's a slightly older model. They are still making it, but I doubt for long. This thing can be had for under $50 at Mwave. It's an Aopen 12x. I don't know if this problem is just with this one that I have or if it's in the model.