[ale] ot: cpu laptop
jim.kinney at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 16:19:28 EDT 2015
Sadly, those chips can get hot enough to reflow their attachment solder.
However, that is only a specific problem with HP who used a poorly sized
heat sink coupled with a low quality thermal pad. Asus didn't have the
problem as they bolted on the heatsink.
On Mar 30, 2015 4:12 PM, "Neal Rhodes" <neal at mnopltd.com> wrote:
> Well, I have on one corner of my Desk an HP Pavillion notebook with AMD
> components. It has apparently gotten too hot watching BBC shows on Acorn,
> and the GPU has de-soldered itself from the board. And apparently this
> is a known behavior of HP notebooks with AMD components. While shopping
> for an Intel replacement, even at the low tech Office Depot if you say "No,
> I don't want to look at HP nor AMD" they say "oh, you must have been burned
> by your AMD GPU, eh?".
> Thus an HP/AMD computer has the lonely status of the ONLY computer I or my
> company has ever owned which will not now boot up. I have a few still that
> are obsolete, but at least they will power up.
> So, I have no sympathy for AMD. Or HP.
> Neal Rhodes
> (formerly HP Netserver certified)
> On Mon, 2015-03-30 at 13:29 -0400, Jim Kinney wrote:
> AMD is not doing well. After kicking Intel in the teeth a decade ago
> with the Opteron they ran into build issues, stumbled, and have never
> recovered their momentum. They still don't have a PCIe v.3 capable
> chipset. It's been 4+ years since PCIe v.3 came out. That alone will
> kill them in the server market.
> Their consumer cpu's are still a better bang for buck line-up than Intel
> but they can't sell enough of what looks like last year's technology to
> the gamer crowd or the business box buyer.
> I don't expect to see them around in 2020 and that will be a bad thing.
> On Mon, 2015-03-30 at 13:21 -0400, Boris Borisov wrote:
> > Today in microcenter i didn't see any AMD based laptop ...
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