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Intel Core i5 CPU Mauled by Dog

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 10 comments

Never leave a CPU unattended.

Many pet owners know the trials and tribulations of having a dog. No trash can is ever safe. Food left out on the table could disappear in mere seconds, and apparently eating dirty diapers is like hitting the desert bar at an all-you-can-ear buffet. Carpets are wonderful collectors of pet stench, and processors make good chew toys. Wait! What?

That's right: CPUs can be canine teeth sharpeners without the breath cleaner... at least that's what this forum member discovered. Apparently he left his dead Intel Core i5 laying on the ground somewhere in the house, and the dog decided to make it her chew-toy... or rather, started eating it. Seriously, she must be a Lab.

"She managed to get the heat spreader off, as well as to bend the poor CPU in the process," the post reads.

There was no indication that she had eaten any other dead PC components in the past.

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    Dandalf , 3 April 2010 08:50
    Don't give this dog a screwdriver and let it near your machine, amirite
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    gnasher155 , 3 April 2010 09:36
    Can he take it back to Intel and tell them "My dog ate it"
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    killmenow , 4 April 2010 06:06
    Does it still work?
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    plasmastorm , 5 April 2010 03:47
    Does it still work?

    Read the article and you will know /facepalm
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    Clintonio , 5 April 2010 08:21
    Rab1d-BDGRWell, that's one way to get the heat spreader off if you're into extreme overclocking... :-D

    I recently got my headspreader off with a butter knife, I honestly don't get the value people place on other methods!
    Admittedly, it was a dead P4 and not a valuable core i7, but still...
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    wild9 , 5 April 2010 11:35
    Quad-Paw unlocks Quad-Core in record time.
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    marney_5 , 5 April 2010 14:21
    I think ill leave my dead 260 out and see how long my Jack russell takes to strip it down!

    That Mutt will chew through anything!
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    marney_5 , 5 April 2010 14:21
    Whos a hungry boy!!!!
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    guanyu210379 , 6 April 2010 19:10
    Did it taste good?
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    cj_online , 7 April 2010 06:02
    That's why I don't have a dog as a pet...