How Not To Break Into An Athlon Processor

Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD


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This was a result of my Sunday boredom. Thought I post up one of my idiotic mistakes here so that everyone could get a good laugh at it (and me!). Have a look.

There are certain things that you can only learn after practice. And in this unfortunate case that theory applies. This was my first attempt of removing the casing of Athlon processor. A while back, this Athlon 600 MHz was top of the line and getting a Gold Finger Device on it was my top concern.

Here are a couple of thumbnails for you to look at, with the larger available when you click on them. Have fun and try to avoid what I did. (On a side note, the processor DID still work!)

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I have started a thread in the forums where everyone can discuss or show things that you have done to your PC that you shouldn't have! This should make for some interesting conversation. :)

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