[RC5] D.net causing overheating

Aaron W. Swenson aswenson at frontiernet.net
Thu Nov 15 13:39:44 EST 2001


That's what I thought too, but I checked it, applied a little thermal 
grease, and nothing.  Could it be the software reporting?  It hasn't locked 
up (to my knowledge, my boss brought it home.)  And the system doesn't slow 
down.

At 10:40 AM 11/15/2001 -0600, you wrote:

>It sounds like the heat sink isn't making contact with the processor.
>
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>I've had a similar problem.  This is with a Celery 700, no over clocking,
>just a standard store bought setup (god I hated that machine.)  However, it
>wasn't the client that caused the overheating.  Whenever anything got CPU
>intensive, it started overheating.  The fan speed was good, it was securely
>fastened, yet it would get 60degrees Celsius (the Intel software didn't
>want to report in Fahrenheit.)  When I ran the client, it got to 89
>degrees.  This is in a small footprint case, and it didn't seem to matter
>if the cover was on or off.  Any solutions?
>
>
>At 02:47 PM 11/14/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>
> >I've come across a real-world example of the d.net client overheating &
> >freezing a machine that otherwise performed normally. This has been
> >discussed as a theoretical problem with the d.net client on the past in
> >this forum.
> >
> >An older Pentium Pro 200 user workstation I had cracking away on my network
> >started freezing intermittently every hour or so - likely a hardware
> >problem, since we use a standard, known-good Win2k disk image on our
> >workstation machines. Instead of cracking the case and diagnosing the
> >hardware, I decided to remove d.net to see what would happen. I had the
>user
> >continue using the machine for more than a week - no freezes.
> >
> >I've just put the d.net client back on to see if my little experiment is
> >repeatable on this machine (which probably has a loose heat sink or slow
> >fan).
> >
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