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Old March 30, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Perineum View Post
The Intel processors should just throttle themselves without dying.

Earlier AMD ones burn up to the point that there would be no mistake of what just happened.
Back when I was learning like the OP I did something very similar and had my Athlon Xp 1700+ shutting down on me. Turned out to be an improperly seated heatsink. Somehow that CPU is still running after all the abuse I gave it, in a workshop web browsing box ... In an unheated garage, full of dust.
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