Re: PC speaker

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 16:13:24 EST


> > > >I'd say impossible. Just disconnect it from the motherboard.
> > >
> > > The days when hardware *relied* on software (hence, where software
> > > could damage hardware) are over.
> > Nice theory but you can destroy or render useless a fair amount of PC
> > hardware via software, usually because the thing is *DESIGNED* that way
> > for convenience. (Flash update interfaces without jumpers, locking
> > interfaces for drives etc)
> Other great examples are hardware that allows you to control voltages, fan
> speeds, and operating frequencies. Sometimes you can overvoltage it directly
> and blow it immediately. Other times, you can increase the voltage and
> operating frequency and decrease the fan speed to the point where it stops
> spinning. This is possible on many modern graphics cards and CPUs.

Not true for cpus; try it before spreading FUD. Thermal protection
will kill the machine when cpu goes over 95C or so.

(cesky, pictures)
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