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Re: [vox-tech] overheating



Gandalf Parker wrote:
> Since kernel upgrade (debian etch) Ive gotten occassional messages to console about overheating CPU.
> 
> Getting hardware fixes is out of the question for the moment. Any suggestions on pinning down which programs are causing it?

It's almost certainly a hardware problem.  Make sure the fans,
especially the CPU fan, are working and not clogged with dust.
If you installed the heat sink yourself, note that heat sink
compound is a must.

Some cases just have poor ventilation, and a simple solution may
be to leave it open.

Rod
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