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Here is the top-4 of the programs running on my computer at the moment:
%CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
87.5 4.1 3520:42 java
10.1 9.8 1647:04 X
1.0 0.3 86:55.24 enlightenment
0.7 0.4 0:02.07 Eterm
The CPU-intensive program is in Java and is first.
Since IMHO the temperature of the CPU seems to be in quite the normal range, I started to wonder about the temperature thresholds that are used. Are they a little bit too low? Is this coming from the kernel? Can I do something about it?
I'd really like to find a solution and to use my computer at full speed. Any idea???
i guess the first thing is to figure out if temperature is actually to high or if it's just getting confused over bad information or inapropriate threasholds
you can run the command
"sensors" i think to see if some of the output looks bogus
i don't use that functionality but i think look at /etc/sensors.conf
and check what are the threasholds
i think sensord writes some junk in the /proc filesystem and monitors like GKrellM also should to be able to tell you what the readings are
I never trust any sensors. They often show incorrect readings. Put your finger on the heatsink and see if it really is too hot. Is it a self built machine? Does it have heatsink compound correctly applied to CPU?
I've avoided the p4's lately due to het issues, but a lot of people run them fine...