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Old 12-04-2004, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hardware Quiz #51: Heat created by processors

This question actually applies to the processors of yester-year meaning 2000-2001 era Back then some CPU's, in Particular AMD, didn't have any thermal protection safety shutoff features like chips now.

How hot could processors actually get if left on?

Answer: 325C+

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Well back when they didn't have the safety shutoffs the CPU would keep trying to run until it the computer would either stop giving power to the motherboard, or it would keep going and sometimes cause a fire. These processors would get up to 325C+ whereas now-a-days you'll never find a processor getting that hot (newer CPU's and mobos obviously) simply because of the thermal safety shutoffs now implimented not only in the CPU's but the motherboards too.

Sorry the question sucked, but as I said I'm not as good as jak.

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Old 12-05-2004, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i don't understand the question

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Old 12-06-2004, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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do you mean how hot can it get before it burns?
what processor?
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Old 12-06-2004, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The question is not specific, but if you look at the choices the answer is obvious.
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Old 12-06-2004, 01:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hmmm...not exactly a solid question. i understand it.....but not sure if it can be "sang" to other members....
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Old 12-06-2004, 11:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i snipped the conversation here because it was kinda ignorant of me to post my comment and not PM the comment to the mod. i guess that i understood the question....just worded a little funny. but, i still got it right! hehe

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