RE: How to cool my cpu temperature?
Surachai Locharoen wrote on Saturday, January 06, 2007 12:42 AM -0600:
> polling_interval was set to 2, I changed this to 30 and observed that
> sometimes the CPU temp spiked at 102, 105, 107 but for no more than 1
> second then immediately dropped back to sub-100. No instability, so
> could be a glitch?
> Sometimes Linux will hit 100+ on 30 seconds and halt.
If the readings of around 100 degrees C are accurate, this is too hot for
a processor die. While you can run power semiconductors that hot and
still achieve acceptable reliability, this is not reasonable for a
package like a processor. The primary failure mode is bond wires
opening, and it is strongly temperature dependent. A typical power
device has 3 bond wires, while a processor has several hundred, so the
overall failure rate for this type of package gets too high at a much