Hyperthreading hurts 5.3?

Stijn Hoop stijn at win.tue.nl
Wed Jan 12 22:10:14 PST 2005

off-topic, but...

On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 01:43:54AM +0100, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> AV> BTW, an old AMD 2000 XP+ would in any case almost outperform a P4 3GHz,
> AV> but that's another story.
> An AMD processor will also melt or catch fire if the CPU fan fails,
> whereas an Intel processor won't. I found this out the hard way, and so
> henceforth I'll be installing Intel processors. The cost savings one
> gets from buying AMD isn't enough to pay for a new motherboard or PC.

This also depends on your motherboard having overheat protection (ie shuts
itself down when the CPU temperature goes too high). My ASUS A7N8X calls
this feature 'C.O.P.' -- CPU overheating protection.

Choose your motherboard wisely and you'll avoid this problem.


It's harder to read code than to write it.
		-- Joel Spolsky,
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