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  How NOT to install computer hardware 
  Oct 20, 2003, 12:00pm EDT 


By: Sander Sassen

If all else fails, there's one more option for the brave hearted, which should only be attempted by the most experienced and 'skilled' computer enthusiasts. With the help of a screwdriver we can over volt the entire system and run all components within at a before unheard of clockspeed. This mother of all overclocks will propel your system to new heights by using the most powerful source of power available at your house, AC current at 110 or 240 volts. By inserting a screwdriver through the power supply' fan grill one can, with a little luck, simply take out the power supply 'bottleneck'.

Ultimate overclock

Fig 12. Not for the faint hearted, the ultimate over volt, taking care of the power supply bottleneck.

With the ‘instructions’ from the previous pages you should be able to destroy or thoroughly damage the most vital and expensive parts in your computer. Now you can finally do an upgrade because you really need one, instead of for a mere 0.2% increase in framerate, or for a chance to try out some ‘cool’ new peripheral. As a DISCLAIMER, the above is meant for AMUSEMENT and is NOT to be taken seriously. We take no responsibility whatsoever if you want to try some of these ‘instructions’; do so at your own risk. Furthermore the pictures you see in this article are meant to illustrate what could happen with any of the instructions we provided, no hardware was damaged in the process. And in case you're wondering we did not use any part of a similar article from Dan at Dan's Data, but we both covered all of the requirements to utterly destroy your computer with little effort.

Sander Sassen.

1. Introduction
2. Opening the case
3. Mounting peripherals
4. Mounting add-on cards
5. Connecting cables
6. Configuring the BIOS
7. Configuring the motherboard
8. Mounting the processor
9. Conclusion

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