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Old 01-28-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
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temperature above threshold


well once in a while, there's that Kwrited window appearing with the following message :

message from syslog@localhost at Thu Jan 27 hour blabla year
localhost Kernel : cpu0 : temperature above threshold

that's annoying and refreshing every 10 seconds or every minute. when i open a console, it appears there so i cant really write anything. same when i am playing a game,it reduces performance. how can i fix that, is there a way to deactivate it?

thanks!
 
Old 01-28-2005, 03:13 PM   #2
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It's telling you your processor is overheating; means that data could be corrupted because the processor will not function correctly. You have a problem with the way you processor is being cooled. You need to check whether the heatsink and fan is working or is clogged up with dust and fibre. Do something before your whole system is corrupted.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:54 AM   #3
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oh ill check that
but in the meanwhile, is there anyway i could disable the feature telling me that? because when im doing some stuff (such as playing games), its really disturbing. it causes sound crash and, of course, i cant really use the console. so is it possible to keep this message from appearing?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 06:53 AM   #4
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You don't seem to understand the significance of what is happening. At best you risk severe corruption of your system and at worst the loss of your processor due to overheating. This isn't a case of I'll look at it later it's a situation of sort it out now.
If you really don't care then then you have monitoring software operational and it is likely to be controlled via i2c which must be turned off.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 02:59 AM   #5
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Let him burn up the cpu and so he will understand the meaning of warnings.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 05:31 AM   #6
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Niflheim

I strongly suggest to follow TigerOC and sgrayban suggestions, beacause overheating is prelude to crash. Maybe your problem is due to wrong mounting of the cpu cooler.

However to make an on line temperture monitor you could use gkrelm.

Good Luck
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:02 AM   #7
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Niflheim,

I know what you are talking about: It drove me mad too: filling up my /var/log/messages with lots of stuff about things overheating, and voltages being wrong, when they plainly weren't. Rather than spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to make it work properly, I stopped it:

K-System-Configure your computer (Give root password) System Services - Find the service lm_sensors, and turn it off, and disable the "start at boot" box.

Silence at last.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:08 AM   #8
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well now i dont think ill turn it off
but is there any way to prevent my cpu from overheating this way?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:45 AM   #9
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If you have a new system and it was a commercial unit then return it to the supplier for repair. If the unit is out of warranty then there are a number of causes for the problem;
1. the heatsink is dirty
2. the fan bearings are failing which is usually indicated by the fan being very noisy, particularly on start up.
3. the heat sink and fan are not of the correct specifications for the processor.
4. there is inadequate case ventilation - may need to add a case extractor fan or get one of the new power supply units that have a dual fan configuration.
5. the monitoring software may not be correctly calibrated for the hardware sensor. This is unlikely since most modern hardware sensors are accurate to within a few degrees.

If you want to know more or need any further info about doing a hardware repair yourself then just ask.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:55 AM   #10
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ok, ill take a look at that.
thanks a lot!!
 
Old 02-07-2005, 06:10 AM   #11
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same problem`

Yeah, I had the same problem... and well.. I guess the problem isn't with the processor at all, i've had the machine like 4 years and it's been on for 6 months solid now with no problems...
I'm sure installing linux and playing supertux hasn't magically clogged that crusty old fan up any further :\
(and no, it's not crashing.. well.. ever)

as for the checklist:

o- heatsink is dusty, but free from dirt,
o- fan runs pretty quiet considering that...
o- plenty of ventillation - pc has no case
o- heatsink came with processor, it's gigantic...
o- the monitoring software... is wrong

Simplest thing is to turn it off

Last edited by wopstickle; 02-07-2005 at 06:15 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:50 PM   #12
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wopstickle,
I see no harm in turning it off, if you are confident that your PC is behaving itself.

For those who like to tinker, the problem area is to be found in /etc/sensors.conf. This is where lm_sensors finds suitable adjustments for the settings and calibrations for the sensors on your motherboard. (See http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/).

My motherboard's sensors were not detected properly: so I had a load of stupid "ALERT" errors. As I do not overclock, and the chip is running nice and cool, and I haven't had any problems, I turned it off.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:01 PM   #13
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P4 2.4

I have the same problem, is the processor the p4 2.4 make that type of warnings even in windows, i had this processor for 1 year and works perfectly.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:44 AM   #14
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hi, all I have an old 1.5GHZ p4 with intel garibaldi board. There was an issue with the CPU temperature measurement, It was looking so high so intel released a new active monitor software to correct these problems. It seems like it was not a software problem it was a hardware problem that was corrected by software update "traditionally".

So in windows my system shows no problem, also bios complains about nothing. But while using deb. sarge mentioned messages shows up in console. Must I do someting ? Also I did not find a good application in debian depots to see temperatures. Do you have any suggestions ?

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