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Re: cpulimit

On Jan 23, 2008 10:57 AM, Douglas A. Tutty <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 10:16:56AM -0500, Manu Hack wrote:
> > The problem is that I'm using a laptop but somehow (I don't know
> > exactly why) recently when I run some cpu-intensive and time consuming
> > programs it caused the cpu too hot and an automatic shutdown is
> > resulted.  I want to keep the CPU usage low for those programs to
> > avoid the forced shutdown.
> >
> > In the mean while I'm also looking for an external CPU cooler. :)
> I've never used it but what about CPU throttling?  There's some package
> like CPU utils.  Slow down the CPU and it runs cooler.  Or complain to
> the people that made a laptop that can't run at advertized spec.  Is it
> clean?  Is the fan working?  Is it on a hard surface or a soft
> (insulating) one?

The fan is working (I can tell as it's very noisy when I'm running
programs) and it's on a wood table.  Will look into the CPU throttling
stuff later.


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