On Fri, 06 Jul 2001 11:36:42 +0100
Keith Hyland <keith at iol.ie> wrote:
>Anybody know why an AMD K6-266mhz which has run happily for the last 4
>years now only runs at 133mhz....
>yes, i did check the heatsink & fan.
>more importantly, how do i get it to run at its rated speed again?
>Damn there's a word for this - I forget - something like electro migration.
(Ok 2 words) Basically CPU's that run too hot can get damaged so the
signal/noise ratio inside the chip gets bad becasue of damaged or
weakened pathways on the chip. If a chip gets like that its basically
fubar and the only way you can get it back up to speed is with some
reaaaally good cooling - like peltiers etc. It may have ran ok for quite
a while but the damage has set in now. K6's were notorius for running
too hot. Combine this with the lousy fans most cpus ship with and
the lack of proper compound and bang :/
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