Originally Posted by YoungIT
Want to know why an AMD is bad for gaming? If they become hot, an Intel will slow down INTENTIONALLY to help keep the processor from frying. AMD does not do that
They will fry while you play, and you won't know it!
That was true in the past. New AMD CPUs throttle to protect themselves from overheating. To say that AMD CPUs don't last as long and are bad for gaming is misleading and inaccurate.
Also, take into account that virtually every modern motherboard will power off if the CPU reaches a certain temperature.
If you regularly clean the dust out of your system, you won't have to worry about cooking your CPU. I have seen many CPUs overheat because owners never cleaned their systems out. Heatsinks and fans so clogged with dust that they were rendered useless.
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