Hey, a long time ago I came across a video clip of several CPU overheating tests where the heatsink / fan were removed and the CPUs went up in smoke. The testers were playing Quake at the time, and the Intel CPU's did not burn whereas the AMDs did. Anyone remember where I could download this video? EDIT -- FOUND IT ! Dont you hate when that happens?!??! http://www.metacafe.com/item26293/GMAME Cheers!
not what your looking for, but i did find this http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5393904704265757054&q=overclock
found this one too http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7263668346151253701&q=overclocking
I've seen a few, but not that particular one. They're always fun to watch :)
Here's a little history lesson, which also explains why I call him Turncoat Tom, and why nobody should ever trust a thing that comes off THG without first confirming it someplace else, somewhere that it's so susceptible to bribery: From its inception on up to just past the release of the Willamette core, THG was a huge AMD supporter. Rabidly so, to the point that it was AMD good, Intel bad and totally lacking in middle ground. This was back in the days of the speed wars, when all "innovation" was in the form of higher clocks, before AMD realised they couldn't keep up in that game and started looking at other efficiencies instead. At any rate, Intel lost the 1GHz race, and then had some HUTA VP somewhere make a monumentally stupid decision: launching either the 1.1 or 1.2GHz PIII with a whopping 250 units on hand. That was it. Usually, they wouldn't have launched until they had more like 250 million units, even for a mere paper launch. Intel also had to recall something around that time, but I don't recall what it was offhand ATM. Regardless, Intel made a big fuss over stuff like their thermal throttling technology, something AMD wouldn't come along with until the A64 a few years later. Then, one day and without any prior warning, Intel banners show up plastered all over THG. It wasn't long after that they ran the now-infamous no-HSF test on a K7 and P4. Of course, it was completely true that the K7 burned up and the P4 didn't, but honestly now... when was the last time you had a heatsink fall off?
Now then, notice anything interesting about it? Like the fact that the HSF on the P4 wasn't properly affixed when the hand lifts it off? Or perhaps the fact, miraculously, the framerate in the first test isntantly recovers to a playable state the instant the HSF is set back on the P4 (with the fan not even running)?
Any wonder that folks who remember that test don't trust THG?
heatsinks are good mmmk?
Old AMD's had problems with overheating. They would not have a safty like intel processor did. All of Amd's new processor are protected like intels so you AMD owners don't need to worry:)
I love my AMD's. "Hugs my 3500+ Winchester and 3200+ Venice".