OK, this is more a general hardware concern then a linux concern. But since I spend so much time hear, I figured I may as well ask you guys.
Got lm_sensors working last night on 2.6.2 and tuned the factors to match my bios. Well, my bios is saying I have a case temp of 30C and CPU of 61.6C! This is full load, btw.
I start freaking out and tear the side of the case off. I reach in and low and behold, the heat sink is cool to the touch. Well, not COOL, but equal to the case temp. Here's my relevant setup:
AMD 2600+ Barton
1 80GB 7200rpm WD
2 256MB pc3200
Thermaltake SILENT BOOST Highest Performance Cooler with AS3 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...=BROWSE&depa=1
Now, I first thought that maybe I had bad contact between the HSF and CPU. However, for the HSF to be luke warm to the touch, I'd think the CPU would be pegging WELL OVER 70C due to inadequate heat dissipation.
You guys think maybe my sensors are foobar? Or is there something else that may be the problem?