That information is extremely outdated. I mean, 2001 style outdated, and in computer "years" that is a long time. AMD processors are no longer susceptible to the "heat death" in such fashion. You shouldn't be putting out years-old info as a tool for trying to teach, especially if newer technology renders it obsolete. And, the fried thunderbird did not reach 700 celcius, but 690 some Faernheit, which is roughly 300 C. However, none of that matters - Athlon XPs since the tbred-a have thermal protection. This includes tbred-b, barton, and AMD64. They do not have speed throttling ala pentium 4, however.