[CentOS] Checking fan state

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 00:59:03 UTC 2009


On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Joseph L. Casale
<JCasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
>>I read something in a forum, that said the CPU temperature can go to
>>100 C., in a few seconds, but I now wonder if that is true or not.
>
> Yeah, turn on a machine w/o a heatsink :) In a couple of seconds it will
> get so hot that you can't touch it and the internal safety threshold on the
> proc will shut it down. I suspect the mobo might have a bios that can control
> the fan speed and the hysteresis or whatever technique it uses to control
> reaction time. My Asus has this IIRC...

I won't take off the heatsink, but now I have a lot of appreciation
for the one Dell put onto the CPU in this box. The Shroud was
extremely cool, when touched.  :-)


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