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Re: Freezing, SMP Kernel and P4

On Fri, 11 Nov 2005, David R. Litwin wrote:
> I have an interesting update. I normally use my laptop in my room, which I
> like to keep between 11 and 15 degrees centigrade. However, in the kitchen,

No current consumer computer hardware will fail to work on that temperature
range, unless it is defective to begin with.

> where I am currently, it is around 22 degrees centigrade. After three or so
> hours of usage, it has yet to freeze.
> Could it be that the temperature is freezing it literally? It says the

No, but you could have bad electrical contact somewhere, which gets fixed by
thermal expansion.

> operating temperature is a minimum of 5 degrees with a gradient of 15 per
> hour. Could this possibly be the problem?

AFAIK, that gradient limit is there just to avoid humidity condensing
somewhere.  If, however, it is listed to avoid mechanical damage due to
rapid thermal contraction/expansion, then it is valid even while the machine
is turned off, and if you let the machine experience it, you can easily
break it...  not that I find this likely, but still...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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