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Re: Running hot since kernel update -



On Friday 20 October 2006 14:22, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>                    This computer has always been quiet except on rare
>                    occasions.
>
>                    Since the most recent kernel update a fan keeps
>                    cycling on every fifteen minutes or so.
>
>                    Sensors gives me only one indication "temp1."  I
>                    have not been able to determine if that is sensed on
>                    the board or in the processor but suspect it's the
>                    former.
>
>                    It looks like the fan comes on after the temp1
>                    exceeds 47.0° C for a short time. It has survived
>                    this for about a week with no indication of a
>                    problem other than the annoyance of the fan noise
>                    and it is probably the quietest of the computers in
>                    this room but it has aroused my curiosity.
>
>                    Has anyone else observed anything similar?
>
>                    I've been using this computer for 3+ years and know
>                    what is normal for it.
>
>                    uname -a  shows:
>
>                    Linux box1 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 #1 Sat Oct 14 16:59:26
>                    EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>
>                    It's an old Gateway E-4200 with a PIII 450 mHz
>                    processor and as much RAM as it can handle, 384 megs.
>
>                    Any words of wisdom will be appreciated.
>
>                    Bob Goodwin

Generally speaking Bob, I find I have to remove the coolers from the cpu's 
about annually, cleaning up the cpu and the bottom of the cooler, and 
re-applying a new, small qty of artic silver.  And of course blowing out 
all the dust bunnies with my air compressor.  Between the dust bunnies 
getting in the way of cooling air, and the gradual loss of the grease's 
volatiles, the heat transfer seems to go away slowly.  I'll typically 
reduce my cpu temps around 30F when I've done this.
-- 
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