I just held in my hand a few minutes ago the pleasent looking intel p4. It has a sturdy shell to keep the actual processor from damaging. Why hasn't AMD done this? Time after time we hear people who have chipped their core because of the delicate exterior of the amd core. It is very, very, very, etc, etc, fragile. One simple knick of an hsf may lead to its demise. Of course, amd most likely choose not to use one simply because of the amount of heat produced by the itty bitty core. OMG, i can't think straight right now. I can't remember what else i was going to say. Bah, alcohol. Now this is going to gripes and moan. But anyways, is amd making small fragile cores on purpose?