[CentOS] died again

Wed Nov 27 19:50:59 UTC 2013
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Wed, 27 Nov 2013, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> Fan rpms (approximately, two of them changed):
>> Processor region: 3000
>> Rear:             1500
>> Front:               0

This is ok?

>> On boot I got a message saying that the CPU was being
>> throttled because it was over the temperature threshold.
>> IIRC the BIOS said that the CPU area temperature was about 80 C.
> You said you'd opened the case - did you clean the heat sink on the CPU?

Not lately I haven't, but it seems that I will soon.

> Can you turn the system on with the case cover off, and see if the fan on
> the CPU is running?


> One thing I've never done, or thought of until now, was whether the
> thermal grease between the CPU and the heat sink had dried out. If it's
> running hot, that's a possibility, so you might clean that off and put on
> some new (a buck or so at any computer parts store). Doesn't need much -
> the force of tightening the heat sink will spread it much farther than you
> expect it to, and you don't want it coming out the sides.

"the force of tightening the heat sink" frightens me silly,
but I suppose that would be better than a dead CPU fan.
My recollection is that that does not come off.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"On Monday, I'm gonna have to tell my kindergarten class,
whom I teach not to run with scissors,
that my fiance ran me through with a broadsword."  --  Lily