[RC5] Dnet and K6/233 CPU cooling

Joel Howard Schopp jhs97j at timon.acu.edu
Thu Apr 29 18:37:04 EDT 1999


Has anyone here tried kryotech's products?  http://www.kryotech.com or
something like that.

On Thu, 29 Apr 1999, Jim C. Nasby wrote:

> A few quick comments on overclocking/heat problems:
> 
> First, if the system overheats with the client running, turning the client off
> is a temporary solution at best. The next time your CPU is at 100% for an
> extended period of time, you'll just end up crashing again.
> 
> Second, there's some very good overclocking resources on the web, such as
> www.tomshardware.com . There's also some good info on cooling products at
> www.thermalnet.com and http://www.computernerd.com/ .
> 
> Finally, many computers come with a very wimpy heatsink/fan. In my experience,
> the fan is the more important of the two... make sure it can move a lot of
> air.
> 
> Moo!
> dB!
> 
> On Wed, Apr 28, 1999 at 10:18:07PM -0400, bachrach wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jamie Town <gwar at silcom.com>
> > To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> > Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 11:54 AM
> > Subject: [RC5] Dnet and K6/233 CPU cooling
> > 
> > 
> > >As the weather warms up here California, I notice that my CPU is running
> > >very warm (verging on hot) despite the large, cross-flow heatsink with
> > >attached fan and the auxillary fan blowing air across the heatsink.  Since
> > >it's an old K6/233 (3.2v), I know it's notorious for running hot but it's
> > >getting to the point of instability on hot days.
> > 
> > If it helps at all even here ont he east coast (Philadelphia), I have the
> > same problem with my AMD K6-233. I've started turning off the d.net client
> > simply because I'm really starting to get annoyed at all these blue screens
> > that keep coming up. (Time for linux eh?) There have even been a few times
> > when I tried to restart the computer, and I got a much more serious error
> > like "operating system not found," or "Hard disk not detected," and after
> > turning it off and giving it time to cool it was fine fifteen minutes later.
> > 
> > >Any better ideas aside from 100cfm of fresh air or a liquid nitrogen
> > system?
> > 
> > Where is your computer sitting? If it's right up against a wall or in a
> > corner (where mine used to be), you might want to consider moving it out of
> > the corner so that the air the fans are blowing around can actually
> > circulate. Other than that, I'm still having crashes more times than I
> > should be.
> > 
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