cpu overheating

Mike Wohlgemuth mjw at woogie.net
Tue Dec 12 13:58:03 UTC 2006

On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 06:38:15 -0600, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Yes, for the PC. The fact that many PCs are designed with marginal,
> at best, cooling is no secret at all. They are not designed to
> run with maximum CPU utilization 24/7. The GIMPS program, for example,
> is known to cause machines to overheat, and comes with a test for
> that particular effect. Many machines cannot participate in the GIMPS
> because of that. I suggest you research this well-known phenonmenon.

How is this not a hardware problem?  How would you propose that some random piece of software that needs to do a CPU intensive task avoid this problem?  Why should any software developer feel compelled to write bad code to cover up bad hardware design?


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