Hardware advice needed: Athlon vs P4

Robert Ian Smit robian at wanadoo.nl
Mon Sep 2 12:22:54 PDT 2002


On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 07:45:32PM +0100, Richard Lightman wrote:
> * Robert Ian Smit <robian at wanadoo.nl> [2002-09-02 19:19]:
> > [...] Doesn't the motherboard offer
> > prevention from burning your cpu?

> http://www17.tomshardware.com/mainboard/02q2/020509/kt333-04.html#the_amd_thermal_protection_deficiency_thg_sets_the_trend
> 
> In short, from 2002=06-10 motherboards should handle sudden death of
> the cooler, but if you overclock the cpu, do not bet on it.

I have the Soltek board that was mentioned in the article. I see
that only recently it is becoming a standard feature.

Bob
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