Originally posted by gaara
The Prescott (despite what many people will argue) will operate absolutely safely at temperatures up to 70 degrees.
It's borderline dangerous, but they will run safely at those temperatures, not to say I'm a fan of a near melting point processor though...
Safely, I don't think so. If in safely you mean, "Won't Throttle and will preform up to standards." Then ok. Fine.
But, if you think of safely like I do, "Operating at a temp that won't decrease the CPU's life span." Then no way! There is nothing safe about a CPU idling at 70C. You won't get any life span out of a CPU that you spend 350.00+ for. It's just plan stupid. Also, it's so freakin' power hungry. Talk about unenvironmentally friendly... Were's your green thumb intel...
The only two Intels that I like are the 3.2E GHz Socket 478 and the 2.8GHz LGA 775 - Both Prescott's. They did something very right with those two CPU's. They run cool, they over clock very well and they give you great performance in all games and appz. Just from my experience anyway.
Now, that i've got a FX-55... I don't know how I ever used anything else... As for not being a good multitasker? I don't know where people get this stuff from. Benchmarks? I like to base a CPU's performance on realtime activity. Just last night I was burning a DVD, Listening to MP3's, Surfing the web, making a Sig in photoshop and have ton's of appz running in the background. I never once said, "Oh, goosh... I should close some appz... My CPU is bottlenecked." And forget those people that say, "Oh but you can't multitask while playing a game." Who the hell does all that stuff I was doing and plays a freakin' game?" No one...
Rant Complete... LOL