Suitable ATX motherboard for FreeBSD server
James at reftech.co.uk
Mon Apr 29 09:18:00 BST 2002
In message <27205.1019931817 at xciv.org>, Paul Civati <paul at xciv.org>
>>I would steer clear of AMD processors for a server, and go with Intel.
>>tomshardware.com did an interesting test on AMD and Intel processors,
>>highlighting that AMD processors do not have good thermal shutdown
>>compared to Intel, so if your processor heat sink/fan fails then your
>>AMD CPU will melt down, quite literally. Intel CPUs simply slow down
>>or shut down safely.
>Too much has been made of this.
The other interesting point that I discussed with someone recently was
that there is a significant amount of hardware that is dead on the
shelves out there, and nothing can save you from a thermal protection
system that isn't working in the first place.
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