Wow, they say the overclocked P4EE at 3.6 uses 150 watts which makes Prescott's 103 look like not much. Apparently current motherboards will be compatible with Prescott for those that were doubting it.
It didn't say anything about cooling, although my frenglish skills arn't too great. THis is what google translated it to:
3.6 Ghz with a processor comprising more than 100 transistor million and 2 Mo of mask! A pretty score. Once again let us note (it is significant) which our P4C800 supported perfectly few 150 Watts required by the processor when it was overclockés. In comparison, famous 103 Watts of Prescott appear little... Better, the chart it is revealed perfectly stable to 3.6 Ghz after a small increase in tension
And in the conclusion it says this:
Now remain to speak about overclocking. As we noted, architecture 0.13µ ONESELF of AMD appreciates only very moderately the overclocking. If we could make pass our 3200+ to 2.2 Ghz and our Athlon 64 Fx-51 with 2.4 Ghz, these results remain rather weak compared to Pentium 4 which goes up easily until A 3.6 Ghz and +, even with version ' EE' equipped with 2 Mo of mask. Let us profit to repeat that our charts i865/i875 perfectly supported 150 Watts consumed by this processor when it was overclocké and that they are not 103 Watts of Prescott which will frighten them... CQFD.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kevbo on 09/23/03 01:54 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
I don't know but 150 watts seems like an overly exaggerated number.
A P4 3.2C is spec'd at 82 watts (don't know about P4 EE but I don't imagine it much higher). Now you bump the speed by 12.5% and the voltage by what? say 20%. You shouldn't be getting an 82% increase in power draw.
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