Sneak Preview: Intel Alderwood/Grantsdale Chipsets

Prescott Vs. Northwood: An Insight

We couldn't resist: Because the Prescott core is quite controversial for its high heat dissipation, we decided to remove the heat spreader. Well, our findings from this little excursion were surprising - we found that the heat spreader is attached firmly to the die, and so our investigation resulted in killing the processor. Our recommendation to users is: Do not try this yourself.