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Re: Acceptable CPU temperature range of idle computer?

On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 09:17:44PM +0000, Felix Karpfen wrote:
> Since upgrading from Sarge to Etch, my CPU temperature appears to be
> running 5-10 deg.C higher; immediately after booting it is a healthy 30
> deg.C and it creeps up to 45-50 deg.C within an hour.  On the idle (?)
> computer there are some 120 processes running and the system load is about
> 40%.
> Am I heading for a problem?
> The documentation says that the CPU is:
> "Socket 478 for Intel4/Celeron"
> and I have failed to locate any reference to an acceptable temperature
> range.
> All advice will be gratefully received.

Run top.  Do you really have 120 processes actually running?  What are
they if you consider the computer idle?

I can't even load up my P-II lower than about 60% idle momentarily or
80% consistantly.  Then again it only has 64 MB ram so to do anything
big gets into swapping which gives the CPU pleanty of time to rest :)

My Athlon64 never gets above 35 C, my video card's GPU never above 40C.
Then again, the internal case temp is ambient == 20 C.

What controlls your fans?  If you're relying on the OS to do it, then
maybe there's a problem.  My fans are controlled by the BIOS.


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