[CentOS] Long tar -x: Box Shuts Down

Ryan Pugatch rpug at tripadvisor.com
Fri Nov 6 00:38:00 UTC 2009

Stephen Harris wrote:
> Has your machine got a bad CPU cooling fan?  The work involved in bulk
> operations like that might be causing it to overheat and perform a thermal
> shutdown....  or simply crash.  I had a Windows machine that would work
> just fine, except one program would cause a crash after 10 minutes;
> turns out it was stressing the CPU and causing overheating problems
> 'cos the CPU fan had died!  Nothing else was causing enough workload to
> cause the problem.

On a related note, try running something like mprime 
<http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/> to stress the machine.  See if it 
crashes when it is stressed.


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