post #11 of 11
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Don't forget about electromigration. This can occur even when temperatures are within reason. For those who remember the Sudden Northwood Death Syndrome, electromigration was the likely cause of this. P4 Northwood chips were notorious for just dying when too high a voltage was applied (~1.6V I believe), even when temperatures were within Intel's spec. Even though there is a relation between temperature and electromigration, there is an even stronger relationship between voltage and electromigration. Thus, EVEN whem temperatures seem acceptable (or even excellent), a CPU can die because of excessive voltages.
I would TOTALLY rep for that if I could...