garth at thrag.net
Tue Jun 30 15:14:18 MDT 2009
Shane Hathaway wrote:
> For this purpose, a CPU is a lot like a light bulb. I have a lamp with
> a warning sticker that says "100 watts max". If I install a 150 watt
> light bulb in the lamp, it will certainly work, but the risk of
> overheating would be high.
> So the new BIOS now has a big warning sticker. If you're unlucky,
> you'll fry a capacitor or chip.
Thanks for the explanation. However, it's a little bit more of a
warning sticker. It's a warning sticker that then proceeds to power my
system down in 5 seconds immediately after POST, without exception. I
did have a lower wattage CPU of the same socket type in another comp, so
at least I can have a working computer until I buy a new processor. The
corollary is that I *did* use that higher wattage CPU on that mobo for
over a year with heavy uses (games, movies, etc).
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