Hi, I recently red the article "AMD Travels Through Time: Athlon XP 2800+ with Dual-DDR " there it was wrote:
"There's no change in the maximum temperature, which is still 85 degrees Celsius. The sample processor does reveal some special aspects, however: for all of the CPUs with the Thoroughbred B core (from Athlon XP 2400+ up to XP 2800+), the thermal diode doesn't work. This means that when there's a cooler defect, the motherboard will not be able to protect the CPU. A correct measurement of the die temperature is not possible."
I was wondering if this defect, was going to be corrected by AMD in a revision of the core, or in the Barton core only. Does the Thoroughbred A core's suffer the same problem ?
No, I think the diode problem was only in sample chips, and that in reality the XP2400-2600 and above will still have the diode. You will still need a recent motherboard which supports the auto shut-off thermal protection however.
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