Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Feeling hot hot hot

Dusty heatsink
Originally uploaded by howiegoing
Anybody ... no? Dust?

A thick layer of dust built up between the CPU heatsink and its fan. This left the CPU running at 92 oc! Once removed the CPU was barely hitting 50.

The machine would frequently die, but it wasn't until I touched the heatsink fins by accident that I realised it must be overheating. After checking the bios and finding the CPU temperature at over 90 degrees I set about upgrading the heatsink. Thats when I noticed the grey carpet, and out came the Dyson.

Why don't these things ship with the bios temperature warning enabled by default?

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I couldn't decide what to name this blog (or this post), so it sort of named itself.