5132Re: computer overheats
- Jul 5, 2001Linux Dell laptop users:
I had a 7500 (have an 8000 now, which is significantly better on heat
even with a 1GHz PIII) which literarlly was UNUSABLE in my lap, as it
ran very very hot. Even when I had it on the table I was worried it
would damage my table as well.
However, I did notice that when run at a colocation facility it ran
much faster. I have since decided to "environmentalize" a room in my
apartment. I am planning to place humidity, air cleaning equipment,
as well as an aircondition in. I am going to keep the temperature at
65F while computers are running there.
Beverly Hills, CA
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Joost Kremers <j.kremers@l...> wrote:
> hi all,
> > That is what I found in the Dell Knowledge Base:
> i never knew there was such a thing as the dell knowledge base...
> pointing this out to me!
> as for my original problem: the designer of fMSX tells me the
program uses a
> lot of CPU cycles, which means the CPU cannot be put to "sleep".
> it stays active, creating a lot of heat.
> the dell diagnostics program tells me the fan is working perfectly.
> says that the internal thermometer is working fine, but when i ran
> the fan suddenly became active. don't know if that means
anything... i can't
> help but feel someone mixed up farenheit and celsius when they
> internal thermometer... :-)
> anyway, thanks for the replies. although i'm still generating heat,
> i know it's ok. sort of...
> Joost Kremers, M.A.
> University of Nijmegen
> Department of Languages and Cultures of the Middle-East
> PO Box 9103
> 6500 HD Nijmegen
> tel: 024-3612996
> fax: 024-3611972
> a computer virus is a program that:
> - spreads uncontrollably
> - gets on your computer without you wanting it to
> - causes unexpected system failures and data loss
> pray tell, which part of this definition does *not* apply to
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