Reply 20 of 24, by luckybob
It was a late socket A thing. If memory serves. Pull the heatsink off a working P4 and equivalent amd, and the latter would usually save itself, where the p4 would start a fire.
Early socket A boards quite often had a thermistor inside the socket, but it really didn't make a big difference
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.