Sunday, February 13, 2011

A quiz

Quiz: which processor overheats and shuts down the whole machine when a processor intensive program runs?
Ans: AMD (what else can it be?)

Previously, I could not play videos long enough because my AMD laptop would shut itself down because of overheating. Yesterday, I found that I cannot even do format conversion of videos. Both the task has one thing in common: intensive computation by CPU and that is what a process is supposed to do and be good at. But I learnt now that an AMD processor is no good at these tasks. It generates so much heat that I felt an egg can be boiled easily. I bought a lapinator one month ago but it is not helping at all. I guess I have to buy a portable A/C to be permanently attached to the processor and then only I can do something other than word processing with this machine. I am waiting for the day when I would be able to replace this laptop.