What happens when the CPU cooler is removed?: This is old but interesting. Some guys play Quake 3, and, while playing, they pull the heat sinks off the CPU. One of the CPUs actually appears to melt. I’m curious if there’s a time gap in the video, or if these CPUs really blew that quicky after pulling the sink?
A video from 2001 from Tom’s Hardware. They run quake 3 from different mobo/cpu’s that were very common in that era and then take the cpu cooler (heatsink and/or fan) off. Its actually quite interesting to see which ones survive and which ones burn.