Ever wanted to see a CPU explode?

By Spike
Dec 3, 2005
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  1. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yeah right, they successfully booted into Windows with a Duron running at 3GHz and the CPU fan stopped...

    Even the original site says the videos are most likely fake.
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,168

    :) I did spot that, but hey, It still looks impressive. I don't believe for a moment that running a Duron at near 4 Ghz with only a heatsink to cool it would last the length of that video, but I found it none the less entertaining.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Just making sure a good tech site like TS doesn't spread misinformation.. There are too many gullible people here :p
  4. osram

    osram TS Rookie Posts: 47

    lol your avatar looks like a goatse ^^


    are j00 the goatsemang?! ;D
  5. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

    I've seen a few processors that ran with no heatsink on them. They didn't explode (not nearly enough power is dissipated in a normal CPU to vaporize it), but rather melted and smoked. What you're left with is a blackened chip and a nasty smell in the air. They certainly can't leap vertically out of the socket. Where would the upward force come from?
  6. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    ITS interesting to see that most people in the TS forums dont have like a physics or chem degree
    ITS imposiible for that to happen
    IT would take maybe a pc powered by lighting but not your average house electricity
  7. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,168

    The first reply denounced the video as fake, and the second reply agreed. Most people ANYWHERE don't have a physics or chem degree. lmao
  8. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    well at least its obvious you dont have an english degree.

    im only kidding

    but on the topic, even though it is a bit off in the accuracy department, it is still great fun seeing a duron explode. I want to know how they did it...a small explosive maybe? that thing shot like a bullet :p

  9. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Wow Thats A Cool Vid.
  10. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    I have to agree, it looks faked. I don't think you could generate enough heat to sponaneously vaporize enough material (mostly the gold metalization of the contact) within the CPU die to cause a violent explosion like that. Cool special effect though.
  11. exero

    exero TS Rookie Posts: 24

  12. flavin

    flavin TS Rookie Posts: 91

    hahaha that is totally a firework
  13. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Posts: 68

  14. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    funny to watch! but i think it was done with pyrotechnics. who would pour water onto electrics? and as for the regularity of the burst it would indicate pyro's. well thats my view!

    but it was still funny
  15. cozofdeath

    cozofdeath TS Rookie Posts: 19

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