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um is this possible

Ok well i was playing an online FPS and some stupid person(said he was 19 years old and in the navy seals), says hes gonna get my ip, turn my cpu to 2000% and break my computer. Was wondering if this is even possible and if i should be concerned about this guy watching what im doing?

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Whoa

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Sounds like a real nut case to me, I wouldn't be overly concerned about it.

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Ok thanks

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Only reason it caused some concern is cause he was speaking on voice chat and he sounded 19 and like he believed what he was saying, but i dunno i dont know anything about hacking.

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Ignore them.

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This is almost as bad as the fellow that said "dividing by zero" on the windows calculator will cause the CPU to run at infinite speed then crash and burn.

I'm sure there are more stories like this. Love to hear a few more.
Bob

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I'm reminded

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I'm reminded of a short Sherlock Holmes story that went along the lines of the police receiving a letter from someone claiming to have an acid that could eat through anything, and they were threatening to use it if they didn't get what they want. Holmes tells the police the person is bluffing and to ignore it. The reasoning being, if this person had an acid that could eat through anything, they would never be able to store it, because it would eat through any container.

In any case, they were doing okay until they said they would turn your CPU up to 2000% and break your computer. That requires physical access to your computer. And so since they made a blunder like that, I would bet that they don't even have a clue what an IP address is or how to hack into a computer.

The downside to our ever increasingly connected world, is that all the crazies who normally were pretty isolated, now have chat rooms, message boards, video games, etc to spread their craziness.

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isnt there software

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I've heard that there's software that can do that to your CPU.

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Sure

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Sure, the BIOS is technically software and can control this in some cases, and if they decide to expose an API that lets a Windows program manipulate these controls, then maybe... But that's going to be a pretty small number of people who would meet those conditions.

Not every system can do this. In fact, very few can, and it's usually people who custom build a system specifically for the purpose of overclocking.

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Ok

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Thanks for your help.

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