APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

Pentium 4 overheating OSR5


© December 2004 (various authors)

What is this stuff?

If this isn't exactly what you wanted, please try our Search (there's a LOT of techy and non-techy stuff here about Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and just computers in general!):



From: Bela Lubkin <belal@sco.com>
Subject: Re: Pentium4 and older OpenServer5
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 09:54:42 GMT
References: <v1oom3g8vbfq0b@corp.supernews.com>
<avi7pb$2di$1@perki.connect.com.au>
<H8H5Bp.CBv@bokonon.stevedunn.ca>
<4d7f2cbb.0301130741.7491c6e9@posting.google.com> Dave Butler wrote: > > So I think you can run pre-5.0.6 on a P4; however, don't be > > surprised if the CPU responds by slowing itself way down over time, > > to the point where you may find a higher-end P3 outperforms it. > > > > Remember, it's been a while since I looked into this so take > > my post with a grain of salt and do some research yourself. I'm > > not responsible for any spontaneous CPU combustion that may result > > from you running your choice of non-P4-aware OS on a P4 - you are! > > I would appreciate it if someone from SCO could confirm or deny this. > There is a world of difference between 1) Frying a CPU and 2) Simply > running slower, but doing no damage. > > If possible, I would like to run OSR 5.0.5 on P4 systems, but have > been scared away because of that tech note on damaging the CPU.

I have never heard of a machine _actually_ being damaged by OSR5
overheating a P4 CPU.  As far as I know, the warnings are all
theoretical.  However, we know by code analysis that if everything went
wrong in just the right way, and if we understand Intel's description of
the CPU's behavior, it _would_ be possible to damage a P4 CPU.  Fixes
for these theoretical issues were developed and shipped in rs506a.

Operating OSR5 on a P4 without rs506a is a gamble.  Are you likely to
win?  Yes, but you might not.

What are you doing that you need OSR505 specifically?

>Bela<
 

Got something to add? Send me email.





(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

->
-> Pentium 4 overheating OSR5


Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course

Sierra: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of Apple Mail, Third Edition

Digital Sharing Crash Course

Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan





Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us


Printer Friendly Version





Java is C++ without the guns, knives, and clubs. (James Gosling)




Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts


This post tagged:

Bela

SCO_OSR5



Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode





SCO Unix Sales, Support, & Service

Phone:  707-SCO-UNIX (707-726-8649Toll Free: 833-SCO-UNIX (833-726-8649)
www.SCOsales.com