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Old 02-18-2005, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Prescott "designed" to run hotter?

Anyone know what this means exactly?.. I've seen this expression thrown around quite a lot ("No worries. Prescott is designed to run hotter"). Lets forget the "why". But, "how" are they designed to run hotter.

Using different materials, etc. etc. ? Now, when the intel engineers put their thinking hats during the design phase, I am presuming they did not want the temperatures to go so high. Just curious as to what you guys think they did to say "don't worry, it's ok!".

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Old 02-18-2005, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, never heard of 'designed to run hotter'

That would be a design flaw in my eyes

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Old 02-18-2005, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Prescotts run hotter because of the strained silicon.

Intel just failed to produce an efficient CPU with a 90nm process.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, frontside basically summed up why they run hotter.

The expression "they are designed to run hotter" means exactly what it implies, the Prescotts have basically been built to run safe and stable in a temperature that may be considered dangerous to other processors.
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would think that Intel could not make the prescotts run cooler, so they just made the chip more stable at higher temps to cope with the high temps that the chips run at.

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