[GRLUG] Burn up the CPU - NOT LINUX

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 12:27:41 EST 2012

The Pentium 4 was the first modern x86 with built-in thermal
protection reliable and effective enough to save the CPU from damaging
itself in the case of catastrophic heatsink failure - it falling off,
for instance.

All of Intel's stuff prior, and all of AMD's stuff for some time after
that could be convinced to cook themselves under the right
circumstances.  Sometimes with as little effort as a stopped fan, or
dust-clogged heatsink.


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