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Thoroughbred AMD XP still runs HOT

The new 0.13 micron core AMD XP was awaited eagerly by many power-hungry but quiet-loving PC enthusiasts. Alas, initial reviews everywhere suggest the wait was for naught. While generating a bit less heat, the reduced size of the die has resulted in less contact area for heat transfer to the heatsink. The result is a very marginal 1-2° C or 7% reduction in temperature, depending on which review you read. Why didn’t they adopt a heat spreader?! For links to the first reviews…

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