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From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 13:38:45 MST

Please, people! Change the header lines. I considered the topic I chose important.
Evidently you don't, and want to geek out on chip tech. Groovy. But let's try to
raise the SNRR, OK?

Dave Sill wrote:
> Eugene Leitl <> wrote:
> >
> > For the same reason they don't design memory-CPU blocks bonded with heat
> > dissipation + networking, all in a handy pluggable module. Customers
> > apparently don't want it. AMD is losing credibility with the user base
> > right now, though, because it doesn't offer thermal protection. A naked
> > AMD CPU would self-destruct in less than a second.
> That's outrageous! They're probably susceptible to out-of-spec
> voltages/currents and can be damaged with even a light hammer
> blow. Damn those penny pinching bastards.
> Seriously, though, Intel chips don't have built-in fuses, they rely on
> the mainboard or power supply to not fry them. Does this cost Intel
> credibility? This is pretty obvious FUD from Intel.
> -Dave

butler a t comp - lib . o r g    Wm. Burroughs said it best: "After a shooting spree,
I am not here to have an argument.        they always want to take the guns away
I am here as part of a civilization.        from the people who didn't do it."

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