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Old 12-31-2005, 05:13 PM
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The fortunate thing for all of us is that computer components are much more forgiving and designed for the worst of us to use. It used to be a lot easier to fry something through forgetting things like fans. I know because I did it. I would think in most cases the motherboard would shut down when the die temperature got high enough, as to prevent any extensive CPU damage. I assume you managed to use that chip for a while.

I remember back to my very first computers when I was using an APPLE II clone. It was actually very easy to bend to socket pins for inserting I/O cards into the computer. I had one box where more than half the slots did not work at all because of broken pins.

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