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Fan drivers missing on the Mac port of Windows XP?

For those of you who aspire to run Windows XP on your spanking new Intel based Mac, please take sometime and read this piece of news. Apparently, the people who managed to modify Mac’s boot sequence to accept Windows, had some inherent bugs with the installation. One of the major (perhaps the most critical one), is the lack of any fan drivers on the XP installation. This would possibly cause permanent damage to the CPU if used over a prolonged period. However, a later update shows that fans would spin regardless of OS. The drawback would probably be the lack of any form of speed throttling on the fans, causing it to spin at max speed. Such would cause quite a bit of noise pollution nevertheless.


For those of you who aspire to run Windows XP on your spanking new Intel based Mac, please take sometime and read this piece of news. Apparently, the people who managed to modify Mac’s boot sequence to accept Windows, had some inherent bugs with the installation. One of the major (perhaps the most critical one), is the lack of any fan drivers on the XP installation. This would possibly cause permanent damage to the CPU if used over a prolonged period. However, a later update shows that fans would spin regardless of OS. The drawback would probably be the lack of any form of speed throttling on the fans, causing it to spin at max speed. Such would cause quite a bit of noise pollution nevertheless.

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