- May 29, 2013
- Asus Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC)
- i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
- RX 6600 XT
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Confirming that Hacks do stress parts more than they are usually, and it's pretty across the board. HFS results in more data wear than NTFS. I have RMA'd a 3930k due to TSC errrors after running without PM for a year or so. That's the part of the CPU VoodooTSCSync (which hasn't been updated since Snow Leopard) takes care of and it was refusing to boot anything.
I have also RMA'd boards that I tested DSDTs on. There is a very real, but very slim possibility that a misconfigured DSDT can damage a motherboard. You are of course feeding very basic instructions to electrical circuits and there will be a few in a billion that can create harmful power states if not set up properly.
It's mostly safe because all the dangerous stuff is relegated to kexts and the like. Devs will make sure the dangerous combination of boxes cant be ticked etc etc.
That makes sense. It's just more reason to get power management working right and to stick with hardware that's as close to real Macs as possible to avoid having to make such low level mods.