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Thread: am I lucky or what?! (cracked Duron)




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    Check the pic and tell me if you would expect this Duron to work..... because i did not. I took my box to another city (to a LAN party in Paysandú, a city 360 Km away) and it got beaten in the bus trip, I didn´t take off the HSF so when i get there I take off the HSF to find my trusty Spitfire cracked....... *snif snif* :cry:....
    Well, i got nothing to lose so i reattached it and CAREFULLY put the HSF again... voilá! it works, and perfectly, if you ask me... i let it run Prime95 Torture test for 24 Hrs straight (OCed to 7.5*133) and it has no flaws at all so..... am I lucky or what!!!! :devil: :smokin: : peace: :flames: :bounce: :lips:

    JEJJEJEJEJJEEJJEJE
    [Taaroa Waimea]
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    "La educación no es más que el entendimiento progresivo de la ignorancia"

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    lol I guess you are lucky. Either that or the whole thing with cracking cores is no big deal? That doesn't mean I'm gonna go cracking cores just for hell of it. I mean then again look at that one dude who drilled a hole through his AthlonXP for better cooling. :D

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    Lucky the crack is in a noncritical area there Mr. T.

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    Well doctor, the oher day i saw an article in hardOCP (i think) and they had a pic of a Duron that refuses to boot and it has only a tiny bit of a corner broken, so I got really scared when i saw mine... Now, tell me, which area can be considered as critical?
    [Taaroa Waimea]
    MSI K3T Ultra (VIA KT333)
    AMD AthlonXP 1500+
    Micron PC2100 256Mb DDR RAM CL2
    GF3Ti200@stock
    Detonator 30.82
    Western Digital ATA66 9.3Gb
    ALC650 sound
    LG CD-RW 16x10x40x
    "La educación no es más que el entendimiento progresivo de la ignorancia"

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    I thought it was the whole core? :?:

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    There are certain sections of the core that have nothing in them but these areas are small. ;)

    Yes your very lucky there Tatoruso as I've seen less stop them. :devil:
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    And Mr. T it could still stop working yet. No more hard bus trips for that puppy!

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    you´re right in that, Dr., no more LANPartys far away...
    Thanx for the explaining there, Wiggo.:cheers:
    [Taaroa Waimea]
    MSI K3T Ultra (VIA KT333)
    AMD AthlonXP 1500+
    Micron PC2100 256Mb DDR RAM CL2
    GF3Ti200@stock
    Detonator 30.82
    Western Digital ATA66 9.3Gb
    ALC650 sound
    LG CD-RW 16x10x40x
    "La educación no es más que el entendimiento progresivo de la ignorancia"

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    Good luck with it. Do you have a back up? You might want to think about a replacement before it blows.

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    on the pluss side now the core will have more surface area so it can dissapate more heat, it should be better for overclocking :D

    although the extra heat dissapated will be negligable.
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