Put simply, the ongoing cycle of CPU die shrinks and growing transistor counts makes cooling a chip more and more difficult over time. Yes, smaller chips can require less power. But these shrunken chips also produce more heat over a given surface area. Pretty soon, you've got a blowtorch the size of a pinheador worse, an AMD Duron. Overclocking compounds the problem, because turning up the clock means turning up the heat.
Mr. Noer's amazing CPU heat dissipation table will show you exactly what kind of a pickle you're in when it comes to cooling and cranking up that racy new processor of yours. (Heck, even if your new processor is an ancient K6 or a sexy 0.5GHz G4, it's in the database.) This thing has all the vital stats, too, including transistor counts, die sizes, feature sizesthe works. Check it out.
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