I saw this long ago. Yes, it is fake. The worst case scenario there is that it would start frying, not explode.. let alone make an explosion big enough to punch a hole in the table. Most likely a fire cracker or something.
yea after i burnt out my thunderbird i would run it w\o the heatsink because it would still get hot. got hot enough to melt the plastic on A\V cables wonder how hot newer CPU's would get if you took of there HSF