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Old 08-02-2011, 04:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy temperature


hi altogether !
i'm using ubuntu (lucid linux) and got severe temperature
problems. if i am, supposedly, editing a file, the system
stops me, and wants me to stop editing ... until it shuts down.
i have downloaded the xsensors-application and this gives me
core-temperatures of up to 60 degrees ! well, i live in the
netherlands and i would like to know how i can let the machine
know that i am fine with temperatures, say, ut to 75 degrees ?
thank you very much
steiney
 
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:31 AM   #2
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It would be helpful if you would say us what system you are actually running. Is it a desktop or a laptop? Which CPU?
In general, just ignoring a suddenly higher CPU temperature is never a good idea, it would be better to find the cause for that and correct it.
 
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:18 AM   #3
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This depends. If it's your OS which is shutting down the machine, then you probably have to configure whatever daemon is watching over your temperatures. Can't be more concrete since I've never used any *buntu system for more than five minutes. Probably someone else can give more concrete help with that.

If it's your BIOS which is shutting down the mainboard then you should look into your BIOS setup, the limits can usually be changed there.
 
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:16 AM   #4
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Try live ubuntu or other distros to see whether it occurs again.
 
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:09 AM   #5
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i have looked on the ubuntu-pages,
there is one guy who has the same problem
(shutdown at far too low temp.)
but no solution.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 10:18 AM   #6
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It still may help to answer the questions we have asked you to get help.

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Old 08-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #7
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My laptop commonly runs at about 120-125 Fahrenheits (about 49-53 Celsiuses). If you are talking 60 degrees C, that's definitely on the high side.

Dust build-up is the most likely cause for overheating, other than hardware (fan) failure.

The first and easiest thing to do is to make sure the vents in your computer are clean, both for the power supply and the CPU.

If it's a laptop, don't use it on a soft surface, such as a sofa or a bed or a lap, for example, if it has any vents on the bottom.

If it's a desktop, take the case off and look for dust. Remove any dust present (disconnect power and allow time for the capacitors to discharge first).

Also check that the cooling fans are working in either case.

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Old 08-03-2011, 04:34 PM   #8
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I see that you have rated my post as helpful, marked this thread as solved, but not came up with what your actually solution was. Please post your solution here, so that other members can benefit from it.
 
Old 08-04-2011, 02:30 AM   #9
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sorry, tobiSGD !
i followed the way frankbell told : i am running a last SUN-representative,
a very late AMD-machine with the opteron-processor, a desktop. i removed
every dustparticle i could, and the core-temperature is around ~ 51 degrees.
thanks for the advice, frank !
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