Originally posted by TheMajor
Northwoords die if you increase the voltage too much.
Overclocking early stepping Northwood cores yielded a startling phenomenon. When VCore was increased past 1.7 V, the processor would slowly become more unstable over time, before dying and becoming totally unusable. This is believed to have been caused by the physical phenomenon known as Electromigration, where the internal pathways of the CPU become degraded over time due to excessive electron energy. This was also known as Sudden Northwood Death Syndrome.
im not so sure if this is the case with my CPU because everest says that my CPU is already running at 1.75 vcore and it's never been overclocked and never went bad and i've had it for four years. And i think it's not a northwood core its a willamette.
ok for somereason i cant get a photo to upload. so ill just copy what it says in everest.
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1800 MHz (18 x 100)
CPU Alias P68, Willamette, A80528
CPU Stepping D0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2
Original Clock 1800 MHz
Engineering Sample No
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 8 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)
CPU Physical Info
Package Type 478 Pin uPGA
Package Size 3.50 cm x 3.50 cm
Transistors 42 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS
Die Size 217 mm2
Core Voltage 1.75 V
I/O Voltage 1.75 V
Typical Power 55.3 - 75.3 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 72 - 100 W (depending on clock speed)
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com/products/browse/processor.htm
CPU #1 0 %