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Re: what will happen if CPU overheat

On Thu, 7 Oct 2010 07:38:51 -0400
Long Wind <longwind2009@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a P3/550, slot 1
> the cpu fan is noisy, so I remove it
> but I am not sure about heat sink
> What will happen if CPU overheat?
> What damage will be done to other computer parts?
> BTW how effective is a fan?
> If max room temperature is 35 degrees for a CPU with a fan,
> then, max will be decreased by how much if the fan is removed?

Install lm-sensors it should tell you the cpu temp, and the max.

Once its installed, run

# sensors-detect

and follow the instructions, once thats done, run

$ sensors

If it gets to hot, normally it will under-clock itself or the system
will shutdown.


Angus Hedger

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