The Inquirer have written up quite an interesting article which talks about PC cooling of the past (as far back as the 386 era when fans werent even needed) through to the types of cooling needed to keep our systems happy today, and into the future.
MANY OF THE INQ's younger readers - especially the teenage gang - might not be aware that, once upon a time, there was such a great, environment-friendly age when even the fastest PC CPUs didn't have any fans.
And not even heat sinks even when running full blast.
Do you still remember those days when, say, 386DX or 486DX model digits, speed and all other numbers - the same for Motorola 68030 on the Mac - could be read off easily from the ceramic CPU package, any time during the operation?
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