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I'm just getting back in to linux, and I am running Slackware 14 x86_64.
I'll probably upgrade to current soon.
My CPU is always reported as 40 C. Is it likely that there isn't a real sensor on the CPU? Maube I have something missing from
Sometimes the one of the fan seems to change speed.
I'm not sure if it always did that until a few months ago it was in a room with a bunch of aquariums always running Vista.
The Computer is a HP-Pavilion KJ387AA-ABA a6403w/Napa, BIOS 5.20 10/24/2008
Let me know if I should post the full output of dmesg when it boots.
There doesn't seem to be a way to access the sensor(s) from the BIOS.
I guess I'm going to have to have it off a while to check if it makes a difference,
even with it on all of the time the room temperature varies enough that I would think
it would change. We have had some nights that are cool for this part of April and it's
right under a window that lets alot of the cold in.
35-45degC sounds about right for a standard stock fan and cpu with an ambient room temp of 23degC
Also the room temp won't make much difference to the CPU temp unless the room has quite a large change in temp.
Mine tends to go up to about 52-55degC when maxed out, which seems like a lot but is about "normal" although I can get it to drop a few degs by cleaning the fins on the stock fan as my computer is in a bedroom under a table so tends to get quite dusty over time and is quite a sticky dust due to smoking (i know a bad habit)