Re: CPU burns 3
On 8/13/05, Adam Majer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If it works in 32-bit and not in 64-bit, then get your money back. The
> laptop won't work in 64-bit mode because of inadequate cooling and since
> they probably advertised as 64-bit processor, well, they lied.
I had that once with a "486" notebook, that was actually a 286 design,
upgraded to a cyrus 486SLC. The BIOS did not turn the CPU cache on,
because that would increase the CPU speed by nearly a factor of two,
but also increase the heat production.
Of course Linux *did* turn the cache on, so the CPU got rather warm.
But I just added a bigger (passive) cooler and everything was fine.
Since it was second hand, I did not have the option to scream at the
Anyway, if you don't want to give it back (which you should), you
could also play with thermal zones. It should be possible to activate
"cool&quite" when the CPU gets too hot.