[mythtv-users] OT: CPU temperatures
a.f.6 at pobox.com
Sun Oct 31 19:48:41 UTC 2004
You're overcautious. Anything under 70 DEG C is fine and frankly 70-75
DEG C is nothing to worry about.
On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 18:54 +0100, Maarten wrote:
> On Sunday 31 October 2004 11:39, David Whyte wrote:
> > Guys,
> > When I boot up my machine I can see all of the temps during the POST
> > etc, but how do I get to view them when I am running FC2? Is there a
> > decent program for that?
> Other than the lmsensors package already mentioned, I use the command
> 'acpi -t' to get a temperature reading. Caveat is, I'm not using FC but SuSE,
> and I'm not sure FC includes the same set of acpi tools as SuSE does.
> And of course your whole system should support ACPI (doh). Some boards do,
> some don't. Strangely, my new Asus board doesn't, whereas my old Abit did.
> They have the exact same chipset. Go figure. But it is worth a try, right?
> P.S.: Being a cautious guy, I myself tend to go into panic mode whenever I
> read temps significantly over 55C. Normal temp ranges for my overclocked
> athlon 2600 are between 44-52C but I do have hefty cooling indeed; a zalman
> unit (modded with a 120mm fan) and several 120mm case fans. YMMV.
> > Dave - Linux Newb
> > On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 05:01:55 -0500, William <wmunson at rochester.rr.com>
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> > > > Slightly OT...
> > > > In the quest for a quiet myth box, what temperature should
> > > > one hope to stay under for an athlon-xp (barton) 2500+?
> > > >
> > > > I am using one of the older 'fan' style Zalmans coolers in
> > > > quiet mode (ie. fanmate turned right down). I've had the poor
> > > > thing flatout encoding mp3s for the last 30 hours or so. CPU
> > > > core temp sits at ~65 degrees
> > >
> > > That temp is pretty much the top end of the safe zone. You should not
> > > have problems but you may experience a shortened life if you power cycle
> > > often. You may want to turn down the clock speed on the micro a notch or
> > > two just to be safe. My preference is to keep the micro under 60C.
> > >
> > >
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Adam Felson <a.f.6 at pobox.com>
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