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Re: [vox-tech] overheating
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Re: [vox-tech] overheating

I think what you're looking for is lm-sensors
See the following for some tips on how to set it up

I've used it with and without gui tools. Once you get readings on all of
your sensors, fanspeeds etc you can start to figure out where the
trouble is really coming from. Canned Air, a new fan or 2 and some
adjustments to physical location can solve the basics. You can also
sometimes control the fanspeed based on temperature depending on your

Just to double check what temp is it telling you is "overheating",
because that is adjustable.

The other interesting tool when you want to start troubleshooting
processes is to use powertop.


Brian Lavender wrote:
> Take a look at sysstat. Or, take a look at your speedstep if you have a
> speedstep processor. In the old days, it was a little tricky to get
> going, but modern day distros have it dialed in.
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:26:50AM -0700, Bill Broadley wrote:
>> 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?
>> Seems kinda strange to blame a program for overheating.  Certainly anything
>> that causes more CPU usage causes more heat.  Even a pegged CPU shouldn't
>> overhead a system though.  The flip side is that if something is wrong even an
>> idle system could overheat.
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