Monday, March 14, 2016

Burning out a CPU. Say what?

Central Processing Unit (CPU): what would cause it to "burn out"?

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By Bradley Woodrum  February 23, 2016 at 12:25am

hundreds of thousands of lines of data ... The project also took, as a sacrifice, one of my computer’s CPUs, which burned out shortly after completing some herculean computations. Fare thee well, i7.

There's the suggestion that this massive project was run on one or more personal computers, not a mini or combination of computers. My reaction to the idea that one of this guy's CPUs, not a hard drive, burned out: say what?

He indicates that his PC had an Intel Core i7 CPU, which was introduced in 2008 and has two to six cores. If one core stops functioning, can the CPU continue to work? Beats me.

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