On Sun, 05 Oct 2008 14:43:57 -0500 Andrew Kressman
andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx the Open-Headed Groaner Commissioning
Endowment Committee member wrote in
> "John Jordan" <junk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Mobo temps depend heavily on where the sensor is anyway. Often they sit
>> in a patch of dead air near a hot component. I'd be a bit worried if any
>> airflow temp was 10C above ambient - exhaust temps should be lower than
>> As BigH2K has CPU temps around 6C lower than yours with a substantially
>> superior HSF, I'd say that there's no actual problem here except that the
>> 45nm Intel chips run a bit hot. This isn't that surprising, given that
>> they have half the die area of the 65nm chips and more than half the
>> power consumption.
> I didn't realise that - I had (wrongly I guess) assumed they'd be cooler
> with the smaller 45nm process.
> I think I will leave the machine as it is then. Perhaps in the summer if
> it looks like it's getting a bit toasty, I'll take it apart and/or fit a
> better cooler.
Many of us have spent lots of time and money pursuing a cure to a heat
problem that simply doesn't exist.
If the hard drive temps are reasonably low and the system is stable then it
doesn't matter what other temps are being reported.
Just double check you fitted the HSF correctly and start using the system.
If you have problems with the machine overheating and shutting down then
it's time to get concerned.
Lunch was nice; Threatening fungus running sore with surfeiting
infection aside concocted cockroach giblet and grizzly bear furuncle
garnish and unsound duodenum with fearful spider genitalia with cabbage
sauce, cooked in a congealing bowl with a slew of big whole olive, snail
and corn in smelly blood, a side of lobster salivary gland and a litre
of pap smear scrapings.