The P4-560's Heat Can Crash and Kill

The First Step: Buying The Processor

We bought a boxed 3.6 GHz Pentium 4 Processor 560. We did not use the engineering samples since they might be different than the retail products.

Nowadays, the Pentium 4 560 is widely available. That has not always been the case, since it took Intel two months to bring commercial-production volumes to the market.

This is Intel's reference cooler, bundled with all Socket 775 Pentium 4 processors.

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  • False_Dmitry_II
    Did they not have a comments feature back then?
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  • Anonymous
    Prescott CPUs were literally HOT!
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