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Messing up an old computer?

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    I have an old computer thats pretty much obselete right now, snyone got any interesting and creative ways to mess it up beyond repair?
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    (Original post by M4LLY)
    I have an old computer thats pretty much obselete right now, snyone got any interesting and creative ways to mess it up beyond repair?
    really? that mature, well if you want you can go on loads of online porn and download as many dodgy torrents as it can handle untill its completely full of viruses and wont turn on.

    Or alternatively, remove the hard drive, unscrew it and open it up and then hit one of the disks with a hammer Completely and utterly ****ed.

    Or have a look at the motherboard to locate the CPU and then with a nicely strong magnet, spend about 5-10 minutes swiping it aroundit randomly so it's screwed

    But honestly, take what you can out of it and sell it on ebay, youd be surprised what you might get.
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    Wipe it and give it to a charity or something, seems fully pointless just destroying it for 'the lulz' if you ask me.
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    Install a random linux distro and FUBAR your installation every now and then. So much fun ^_^
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    Mail it to al-Qaeda.
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    Recycle it.
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    (Original post by Coulson72)
    have a look at the motherboard to locate the CPU and then with a nicely strong magnet, spend about 5-10 minutes swiping it aroundit randomly so it's screwed
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    Why not experiment with it, run a new OS or something, smashing stuff is boring.
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    Just remembered this one, take out the CPU, drill a hole in it and put it on a keyring.
    You see that ram? You have a new ruler there.

    There's probably more but my brain fails me at the moment.
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    (Original post by robo donkey)
    Wipe it and give it to a charity or something, seems fully pointless just destroying it for 'the lulz' if you ask me.
    I don't its going to be worth much to anyone my little **** of a brother thought it would be funny to riddle to hard drive with viruses so its painfully slow. Plus its basically been abused and never been maintained and i have a new laptop for work anyway so i may as well have some fun with it
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    Well reasoned I guess for getting rid of it.

    Here are apparently 102 ways to kill it

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/10..._to_kill_your/

    Enjoy!
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    Run an experiment! You could buy 20L of cheap cooking oil, fill a water-tight container with it, drop your computer in and see how well it keeps cool. (Be aware of safety issues!)

    Have a go at overclocking various components, or learn how to set something up as some sort of server for web, gaming, media, or similar.

    If you can't think of anything, then donate it to charity. Lots of groups would love an old computer to use e.g. the Scouts or local branches of advice charities
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    (Original post by DarkWhite)
    Run an experiment! You could buy 20L of cheap cooking oil, fill a water-tight container with it, drop your computer in and see how well it keeps cool. (Be aware of safety issues!)
    Might try this myself, I have my grandparents old PC sat in my room, I raided it for RAM and the HDD... I also have a cheap memory stick lying around. Imma set up a liveUSB, find a big enough tub and get cooking
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    (Original post by A.J10)
    Might try this myself, I have my grandparents old PC sat in my room, I raided it for RAM and the HDD... I also have a cheap memory stick lying around. Imma set up a liveUSB, find a big enough tub and get cooking
    It's great fun, potentially a good way to teach thermal transfer as well!

    Fish tanks are ideal size mostly; just remember that oil, like everything else, can ionise over time, and that's when the short-circuits become possibilities!

    I did do it a few years back, happy to advise :p:
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    Cook some food on the CPU

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