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  1. #1
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    Finally murdered my Duron.....

    ... in a totally Homer Simpson type way!

    My poor unclocked Duron 750 ACKA which would do 1000 (with 133/266 FSB). I was keeping as a spare and I was using it to troubleshoot a faulty motherboard (won't keep it's CMOS settings - tried changing everything incl. battery). Decided to buy a brand new unused battery just before I RMA the board. I set everything up, booted and went into the BIOS.....
    Started changing the clock values and the system froze. That's funny I thought... then I smelt burning and noticed I'd forgot to clamp the heatsink down.

    DOH!

    Took it out - severely scorched on the bottom. Tried resitting it but it's an ex-processor; it has ceased to be....

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    rest in peace old friend!


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    Tried resitting it but it's an ex-processor; it has ceased to be....
    LOL, "this is an ex-parrot"

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    RIP 'ol friend


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