Quote Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
It is however not a heat protection feature, but a failsafe that steps in after a triple fault in the CPU, which CAN be caused by heat, but also a host of other things, or so i believe, anyone is free to correct me on that one actually.
Hmm... I always attributed CPU triple faults exclusively to software. If there is any relationship to overheating, that must be a random and probably rare event. Furthermore, triple faults reboot the computer, whereas overheating shuts it down.

With due exceptions (older processors or maybe specific CPU designs), the general last line of defense against overheating is entirely controlled by the BIOS which monitors temperature and shutdowns the computer if it exceeds a certain level. However this is really not desirable, since once you get here you have probably already shortened the life of your CPU and god knows what else.