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Re: High PCI Adapter Temperature

On 10/25/2012 12:06 AM, Zhong wrote:
> The problem is, high temperature readings only occur in Debian but not evident in Windows. So I suspect that it's not a hardware issue but due to my video card driver. CPU usage were low on debian despite the fan continually blew for extended periods. 

This has come up before, and yes it is a software issue.  You might find
the answer in the list archives.  In that thread I recall beating on the
industry for putting laptop/desktop fan speed control in the hands of
the BIOS/OS instead of using closed loop feedback hardware circuits,
which are both cheap and easy to implement.


> On Oct 24, 2012, at 11:59 PM, Stan Hoeppner <stan@hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
>> On 10/24/2012 8:54 AM, Zhong wrote:
>>> Hi, 
>>> I'm not sure if this is the second time I've send you this message but regarding about my fan heating up, is there any known issue surrounding the Linux kernel on a similar problem such as mine?
>>> Because much of my research on this topic either revolves around open source drivers or manual configuration of certain files. 
>>> Thank you for your time. 
>> Your first message to Debian had an empty body.  This message doesn't
>> describe a problem.  If you describe the problem we might be able to help.
>> -- 
>> Stan

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