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Pentium OverDrive Answered

I was given this wee little processor today along with an old motherboard. After cleaning it up, I decided to take pictures, it isn't often that you come across overdrive processors.

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lemonie

10 years ago

Show me a '86 processor without a heatsink and I'll be mildly impressed (that you found one)

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Punkguytalemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Lol... And how exactly should I go about removing the heatsink from the processor without damaging it? There are no clips, just for the fan to come off. I was tugging on it fairly hard to get the fan off too and the heatsink didn't budge. Most likely cemented on?

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lemoniePunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

I meant find a processor that didn't need one - 386 didn't, older 486 didn't - just an age thing. L

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Punkguytalemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, well this baby is blazing fast @83mhz, I should stress it out without a heatsink to see if I can burn it out.

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lemoniePunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

I think it'd survive quite well without one, would be interesting to know. L

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Punkguytalemonie

Reply 10 years ago

I would be kinda curious to know aswell if one of these processors can handle that, or maybe they just get really slow.

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lemoniePunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

They won't slow, but they might "sweat" a bit - go for it. L