Old 1st November 2007, 04:09   #1
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I Used Winamp to Blow Up a Computer!

If you have a real old i486 computer (you know, slow, and you have to manually turn it off probably with a switch on the side), load up windows (if that is what it's running) in my case windows 95 was on it's 512MB Hard Drive.
Install Winamp, (i installed 5.1 in classic mode) and load in some drum and bass music such as pendulum (i used pendulum slam for this)
Crank up the volume in the windows volume control and in winamp, and press play, it will take a while for the 75MHz processor to process the command, but after a bit BOOM, one of the capacitors on the motherboard blew clean off the motherboard, smoke was pouring out the psu, and the computer was STILL RUNNING, it just went quiet, and the keyboard and mouse stopped working.
the animations on the screen were still responsive, and the hard drive light was flashing.
Turned it off (without shutting down) and opened the case, black everywhere!
powered it back on, power went, hard drives went, cd drive went, but computer was dead.


Winamp Can Blow up a Computer!
LOL, Thanks Winamp
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Old 1st November 2007, 04:36   #2
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Winamp, It really kicked your computers ass

That's not a skin, it's some god awful piece of skinner gunk. Fail. - Mr Jones
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Old 1st November 2007, 04:44   #3
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And what is the lesson here kids?

Don't play crap drum and bass music.
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Old 1st November 2007, 04:46   #4
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or use windows 95
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Old 1st November 2007, 05:08   #5
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LOL U BLEW UP A PERFECLTY FINE COMUPTER UR TEH GREATEST!!!!!!!111111111111111111111111111111


Douche bag.

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Old 1st November 2007, 06:15   #6
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I'd like to see a video of this.
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Old 1st November 2007, 07:05   #7
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Big deal, I've used winamp to help me seduce women before, much more productive use of it I think you'll agree..


/oh, and I too have videos of the after effects, heh
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Old 1st November 2007, 07:09   #8
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sorry, i don't have a video, it was running about 8MB SIMM RAM, so wasn't that easy to run anything else on anyway, had a 1MB video card, couldn't even run some basic things, and had no use for the thing, it couldn't even run DOS games properly anymore, after all that, i turned it into my network server by installing a new, EVERYTHING into it, it looks like it came from 1991, but inside has nothing in it that is older than 2000, it is currently running windows 2003 server with windows xp as a backup os, so it all worked out in the end.

horizontal desktop too :P
(Best thing is, it will turn itself off now)

It is running winamp 5.5 with the Winamp Remote software on it too.
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Old 1st November 2007, 08:17   #9
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oh god...

i have to go buy a 486 now...

I hate everyone, so you don't have to.
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Old 1st November 2007, 11:10   #10
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it was kinda funny how i came about doing this, i was actually trying to make 95 crash by playing music and overloading the cpu, but blew up the pc instead, lol.
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Old 1st November 2007, 11:11   #11
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are you bragging or complaining? I can't tell.
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Old 1st November 2007, 11:19   #12
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are you bragging or complaining? I can't tell.
I am only sharing this funny story.
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And what is the lesson here kids?

The 486 can't handle drum and bass music.
A computer that lame can only play trance.
fyp
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Old 1st November 2007, 18:49   #14
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sorry, i don't have a video, it was running about 8MB SIMM RAM, so wasn't that easy to run anything else on anyway, had a 1MB video card, couldn't even run some basic things, and had no use for the thing, it couldn't even run DOS games properly anymore, after all that, i turned it into my network server by installing a new, EVERYTHING into it, it looks like it came from 1991, but inside has nothing in it that is older than 2000, it is currently running windows 2003 server with windows xp as a backup os, so it all worked out in the end.
heh, i used to own a compaq prolina 575
take out the 5 in the front, and there's the cpu speed

Socket 5 Pentium 1: 75mhz upgraded to 120mhz, and then slapped on a CPU heat sink meant for a pIII series version of a celeron XD
16mb + 8mb onboard EDO DIMM, upgraded to 128+8
No onboard sound, upgraded with 16bit Sound Blaster ISA
1mb onboard video, upgraded to 4mb Stealth 2000 MultiMedia
No NIC, upgraded with 3com 509b ISA 10base-T
HDD: 600mb WD.
No CD-rom capability
limited FDD capability

little guy ran like a champ before spyware hit it like a cheerleader on prom nite
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