Well I read this "electro-migration" from an article from wikipedia and some google searching did have some results for my type of processor dieing out.
Electromigration is the transport of material caused by the gradual movement of the ions in a conductor due to the momentum transfer between conducting electrons and diffusing metal atoms. The effect is important in applications where high direct current densities are used, such as in microelectronics and related structures. As the structure size in electronics such as integrated circuits (ICs) decreases, the practical significance of this effect increases.
Sorry, That blurb was from wikipedia. Basically, electrons jump gaps and it slowly kill the processor.
The electro-migration problem only affects "early" Northwood processors but I can't tell if mine is an "early" model
nice,so are the ssd as great as they say in some of the stuff i have read on them
They are brilliant. Zero seek times, 15 seconds boot time to desktop, programs open within a couple of seconds.
Because of the price per megabyte, all photo's and music files are are stored on another drive through moving the 'USER' folder and changing the path in the registry. That way, only installed programs are on the SSD.
Well, scince you guys are talking about hard drives, and I may need to get a new hard drive, are SSD drive reliable? I read (in caperjack's link) that fragmentation causes them to slow down a lot... SSD technology is old isn't it? So why use it if it is?
Well I enabled Hyper-Threading and It is fine. The computer I enabled it on before is still working so I guess It is safe...
Thank-you to all who replied!
hi, even if there is a real problem with electro-migration [what ever that is ] im sure its not going to happen anytime soon ,i have been running mine for over 2 yrs now and it still works as good as it did when i enabled it
what version of windows are you using