[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]Err, yeah? CO2 and Halon?[/citation]
because the bios doesn't see every part of the board with a temp reading i believe.
my old p4 computer could boot after a short, it would go till the processor hit about 100c than shut down again. im assumeing that some shorts wont cause an os fail, but still heat up to the point a fire can start, at least in server applications, in home... the psu is the place a fire will likely start.
[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]There's nothing wrong with being safe, fire is no joke.However, this may be a bit overkill.One of the things that the Navy taught me about class charlie(electrical) fires, is that the fire is "out" when the power is secured.Now, with that being said, as was noted in this article, the powersupply in a computer will detect a short condition and secure power on its own.Installing a potentially expensive fire suppression system in a computer that already has safeguards against electrical fires sounds like a gimmick to me.[/citation]
the psu isnt seeing everything at once, and a short doesn't mean that it is also over drawing enough power to trip the censor. otherwise, it would have to many false trips to be useful as a function, psus stop when they either fail themselves (you hope, had that happen to me in a big snap and puff of black smoke) or when a part of the computer royally screws up.