G.Wolfe Woodbury wrote:
Robin Laing wrote:
> Alan wrote:
>> I am encountering a problem that needs some sort of fix. Not urgent, but
>> it is something that eventually needs to be solved.
>> I have a laptop that has heat issues. Given a hard enough workload it
>> will overheat and shutdown. (I have yet to find out where the
>> setting is at for this shutdown. Hints would be much appreciated.)
> Get a can of compressed air and blow it through your fan openings if you
> can. This may clear out some of the dust and give you some more working
> room for temp as well.
The BIOS setup should have something like "Hardware Monitor" or "PC
Health Status" that will have the sensors display, and nearby should be
the settings for the fans and temperature alarm levels.
Be *Very Careful* of course.
Setting the overheat shutdown temperature too high could irrevocably
damage your CPU and/or other chips on the motherboard.
I wouldn't happen to be a dell machine BTW?
Open the laptop blow out the dust, close it again
Install gkrellm and manually control the fans. ( yum -y install gkrellm )
( click on the fans in gkrellm, it has three settings of fan speed media
fast and off )
Keep a book or hard surface underneath the laptop at all time NO FABRIC...
And yes I Have DELL INSPIRON 6000 and yes it had spontaneous burst into
battery and yes it nearly did ( I manage to remove the battery before
the computer turned on fire, but it destroyed my HD).
And if any is in contact with any of the engineer that's responsible for
the genius idea of placing the air intake at the bottom of the DELL and
Tell him to get a new job..