Destruction Testing

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by pygmy_giant » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:01 pm
Have been reading about cooling/overclocking and think there could be benefit to the community in testing a Pi to destruction to ascertain its overclocking limits.

Of course this would be in the interests of science and would have to be performed under tightly controlled conditions, with much prior planning.

Any volunteers?
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by ghans » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:31 am
I heard you cannot destroy the Pi by overclocking (but perhaps by overvolting) .
It simply does not boot.
Perhaps you can "burn in" a overclocked Pi by putting it under load.

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by Gert van Loo » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:39 am
A single sample is not representative of the whole population anyway.
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by pygmy_giant » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:36 pm
I would imagine such an experiment having at least 4 devided into 2 groups of 2 - with each group conraining a pi experiencing normal use and another experiencing extraordinarily high use. One group could have heatsinks and the other not.

More is better but possibly impractical.

Could be crowd funded with each donator entering a sweepstake to bet on the expirey point.

Bit of a macabre fantasy really, but would be interesting to see how much this little board could take.

I guess this sort of testing should have (and possibly has) been done by the foundation prior to release any how.
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