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To: smooth2o who wrote (219058)12/5/2006 4:29:46 PM
From: combjellyRead Replies (1) | Respond to of 275869
"Boy, talk about the dumbest post of the day... "

Sorry. You are showing a lack of comprehension. Or maybe poor reading skills.

"Maybe you haven't noticed, but all notebooks (and other systems) run power loads at some time (sure you have)."


"That requires cooling, so it's not a matter of just sitting there at 14W. "

I suppose you missed the phrase "at idle". Or maybe didn't understand it. Sure, under load it would need cooling. It does have a TDP of 65 watts, after all. Now I will repeat this slowly. Try to pay attention. 14 watts at idle is likely going to require active cooling. That means a fan. Might not if a lot of effort is put into the system design. But likely. At under 4 watts, the AMD 65nm chips won't. Now, especially in an office environment, the chip idles most of the time. Maybe when a spreadsheet is recalculated or a complex web page is loaded is the only time the processor comes off idle for any significant length of time. So we are talking about a fan that has to be on versus a fan that doesn't have to be.

Now do you understand?

To: smooth2o who wrote (219058)12/5/2006 4:29:55 PM
From: justaviewRespond to of 275869
talk about the dumbest post of the day...

You mean there is no market for a low power CPU that does nothing? What about the key chain segment?