[mythtv-users] NewEgg Cheap Nvidia GT220 Cards

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 17:53:11 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM, David L <idht4n at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:08 AM, John Drescher wrote:
> <snip>
>> And also you may not know the fan died quickly enough. At my
>> department at work this is the #1 cause of GPU and motherboard deaths
>> over the last 5 years.
> I naively assumed that most modern processors would
> detect high temperatures and shut themselves down before
> self destructing.  This is obviously not the case, but I'm
> wondering why not?  Are there some processors that
> have this feature and some that don't?

Most CPUs do but most chipsets do not. I am not sure about all modern
GPUs. My fanless 8400GS supposedly has a max temp of 120C and also
thermal logic after that.


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