Subject: Re: Enerloop batteries overpriced?
In article<MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alfred
> > What can happen is build up of dust causes over heating, so the CPU
> > automatically slows its clock and runs slower. Some articles also cite
> > thermal paste degradation over time. Both can be rectified easily.
> > Oscillators also "drift" over time. You would notice this as much as
> > observers would note the effects of Special Relativity of cars driving
> > on the Autobahn at higher speeds.
> I'm not an expert. What I understood from that discussion is that the
> constant heat over time impacts the silicon of the processor. There are
> pretty tiny structures in the nanometer range which degrade over time,
> thereby impacting the functionality of the processor.
not significantly that it would cause problems on a widespread basis.
20-30 year old computers are still in use.
i have a 40+ year old calculator and it still gives the correct answers.
> This is from an Intel guy who analyses processor defects, so should be
perhaps so, but you're misinterpreting what he is saying.